Senator: CL is PH’s next growth center
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - Senator Joseph Vic tor “JV” Ejercito on Monday branded Central Luzon as the next growth center of the Philippines.
Ejercito, who was in the city to join the local government’s launching of National Children’s Month, cited the potential of Central Luzon to be an alternative venue for development in the country.
“Central Luzon is the most promising growth area in the next three to five years with all its potential and its strategic location complemented by the many feasible programs, particularly infrastructures implemented by the government,” he said.
Ejercito cited the ongoing construction of the new terminal building in Clark International Airport which would boost its position as Luzon’s premier and world-class gateway to Asian count r i es.
He stressed that the construction of the terminal, which is expected to increase passenger capacity from two million to 12 million annually, will not only decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport but will spread development in the countryside.
Moreover, Ejercito noted that the pending construction of the Philippine National Railway line linking Metro Manila to Clark will complement
the development to be spurred by one of the major infrastructure projects outside the country’s capital.
“With all these infrastructure projects complementing each other, economic development will become very enormous in Central Luzon in the next three years and hopefully, it could reach its full potentials too,” he said.
Meanwhile, Ejercito assured that the foreseen boom in the region’s economic development will also be inclusive to the people through additional employment opportunities, increased social programs and development on education and infrastructure, as well.
“I have been advocating for the development of Central Luzon as an alternative venue for development since I was in Congress and now that I am in the Senate, I am very glad that many of my dreams are materializing now,” he said.
Ejercito, who is on his first term as senator, is seeking to extend his service to the Filipino people through legislation as he seeks re-election in the coming May 2019 midterm polls.
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