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Pampanga Rep. Guiao intercedes in controversial Clark project

Sep 2, 2015 @ 2:59

Pampanga 1st District Rep. Joseller “Yeng” Guiao has pledged to have the controversial Capilion project at Clark Freeport Zone investigated in Congress.

Guiao said he will bring the issue to the proper committee in Congress as soon as he is furnished a copy of the Angeles City Council resolution seeking a probe into the P7-billion project of the Clark Development Corp. (CDC).

“I have not received a copy of the resolution but as soon as I do, I will get the side of CDC before we bring the issue to the proper committee in Congress,” the lawmaker was quoted in a Punto!Gitnang Luzon article.

City officials are not in favor of putting up the giant commercial center along the Freeport’s main entrance as it will cause traffic congestion.

The project is planned to be put up in a three-hectare lot along M.A. Roxas Highway inside the former air base.

The Singaporean firm, Capilion Corp. Pte. Ltd., has signed a lease contract CDC for its P7-billion investment project, which includes the construction of business process outsourcing (BPO) offices, hotel, residential, commercial as well as retail enterprises.

In a resolution, the city council said “the establishment of several tall buildings in that no build zone will restrict the growth of Clark International Airport.”

The CDC said it welcomes the congressional inquiry.

“This would clarify that the Capilion project is located within the jurisdiction of the freeport and that the P7-billion investment project would be a boost to the economy,” it said in a statement.

The CDC is also requesting all concerned to “be patient and allow traffic experts from UP-NCTS (University of the Philippines – National Center for Transport Studies) to finish the Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) and complete the study.”

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