Na­guit wants im­ple­men­ta­tion of Santo To­mas dev’t road map

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY IAN OCAMPO FLORA Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

SANTO TO­MAS – ViceMay­oralty Can­di­date Jhong Na­guit said this mu­nic­i­pal­ity needs to im­ple­ment its master plan and a solid de­vel­op­ment blue­print in its Com­pre­hen­sive Land Use Plan to re­al­ize its dream of be­com­ing an in­vest­ment des­ti­na­tion for com­mer­cial and in­dus­trial busi­nesses.

Na­guit, who is seek­ing elec­tion as vice­mayor, said a com­pre­hen­sive master plan and de­vel­op­ment blue­print if im­ple­mented in the com­ing years will make the town an ag­gres­sive des­ti­na­tion for in­vest­ment as en­vi­sioned by lo­cal of­fi­cials.

“The master plan and de­vel­op­ment blue­print

cov­ers in­vest­ments, rev­enue gen­er­a­tion, em­ploy­ment, ed­u­ca­tion and land use. We need to im­ple­ment the cur­rent plan in a way that fits cur­rent trends,” Na­guit said.

He said a com­pre­hen­sive land use plan (CLUP) also prop­erly iden­ti­fies which zones are un­der com­mer­cial, in­dus­trial, agri­cul­tural and res­i­den­tial cat­e­gories.

Na­guit also noted of im­por­tant prac­tices that could be bench­marked in putting the master plan and blue­print in the draw­ing boards. The CLUP of Sto. To­mas was passed through the ef­forts of Coun­cilor Fidel Calma and Coun­cilor Jhong Na­guit who is the chair­man and vice chair­man of the Com­mit­tee on En­vi­ron­ment re­spec­tively, and ap­proved by the Pam­panga Provin­cial Board.

The vice-may­oralty can­di­date added that ar­eas for fur­ther de­vel­op­ment in the town should be iden­ti­fied for fu­ture de­vel­op­ment. He added that the mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment must be ready to pro­vide in­cen­tives to the pri­vate sec­tor for busi­nesses that would be es­tab­lished in the town.

Na­guit is run­ning with Glo­ria Ron­quillo, who is seek­ing the may­oralty post, in the com­ing May polls.

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