PGMA wants LUB seamless, investment-friendly haven
Manila (25 February) -- "Let us develop the Luzon Urban Beltway (LUB) a seamless priority infrastructure project."
This is the standing order of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the recently concluded cabinet meeting at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Clark Field, Pampanga as she enjoined the various heads of government agencies and concerned GOCCs and GFIs to fast track the completion of all priority infrastructure projects in the LUB and to closely coordinate with one another to ensure completion of this priority projects at the end of her term.
The order was a reaction to the thorough presentation made by Secretary Eduardo Pamintuan, Luzon Urban Beltway Super Region Champion and Chair of the Subic-Clark Alliance for Development on the achievements and developments in the Luzon Urban Beltway Super Region and that of the SCAD.
She said that seamless means joining South Luzon as far as Batangas to Northern Luzon with a series of world-class road systems through the Star Tollways system linked with the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and the SLEX-C5-NLEX-SCTEX road links.
PGMA also instructed her cabinet to make LUB an investment-friendly hub especially so that the Luzon Urban Beltway Super region contributes to at least 55% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country and is considered the prime industrial and financial region. (PIA-MMIO) [top]