State-owned clark Development Corporation held Thursday a groundbreaking rite for its P173-million Clark-Mabalacat-Angeles Road Project, aimed to spur progress in towns surrounding the Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zones in Central Luzon.
Construction of the road will start from Mabalacat gate to Baligago in Angeles City along the east perimeter fence of the Clark Freeport Zone.
CDC President Arthur Tugade said CDC is funding the road project, which is part of the agency’s parallel development programs that cover Clark’s surrounding towns.
The road project consists of two packages.
Package 1 is a 940-meter wide, two-lane road, with shoulder, streetlights, and 60 meters two-lane steel bridge to be handled by BS Ponio and Company Inc.
Package 2 includes a 4,500-meter two-lane road, with shoulder, streetlights, and a 427.47-meter four-lane road with sidewalk, streetlights, and two traffic lights. Haidee Construction and Development Corp. will do this.
The Clark-Mabalacat-Angeles road link is expected to stretch by about 5,927.47 linear meters or six kilometers.
CDC Vice President for Engineering Services Group Alveen Tabag said Clark-Mabalacat-Angeles Road is set for completion in June this year.
“Once completed, there will be another access or alternative to and from Clark and then onto Subic, Manila and other areas,” Mabalacat City Mayor Marino Morales said. “The northern part of Mabalacat will be more progressive.”
Angeles City Mayor Ed Pamintuan also expressed gratitude for the project.
“[This road project] has been long our dream since 1995,” Pamintuan said. “Now, Clark-Mabalacat-Angeles Road is a reality.”
Also present in the ground breaking ceremony were: Justice Jose A.R. Melo; Yeng Guiao, representative of the 1st Congressional District of Pampanga; Angeles City Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting; Bamban Mayor Jose T. Feliciano; Clark Investors and Locators Association officials; local government officials; and other CDC officials.