10 April 2013

RDC-3 approves ‘twin airport’ development

The Regional Development Council (RDC) has recently approved the so-called "twin airport" development which is designed to upgrade facilities and services at Clark International Airport in Pampanga and Subic Airport at the Subic Free Port area in Zambales.

This was one of the 18 projects approved for Central Luzon during an RDC meeting held recently in this city led by RDC chair Mayor Oscar Rodriguez.

The twin airport project has been approved by the RDC-3 Sectoral Committee on Economic Development. The total of P57 million will be allocated to make the Clark airport "as competent" as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila.

Another major undertaking approved by the RDC is the proposed "Central Bulacan Tourism Loop" that will involve the upgrading of 25 road sections under the "Convergence Program for Enhancing Tourism Access."

Other projects approved involve irrigation, highways, education, skills development, education, and health initiatives around the region. The council also approved increased budgets for the different departments of RDC-3.(Business Mirror)