Traders eye 'growth' with road project

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Monday, February 18, 2013


CANDABA, Pamp. – Local traders here said the completion of the Candaba-San Miguel road is a welcome development and is expected to bolster the town's economy in the coming years. 

They said that for so long, Candaba has not achieved so much in terms of economic growth due to its geographic characteristics.

"Hindi kasi buo ang bayan kung ang pag-uusapan ay ang lupain nito. Maraming mga barangay sa Kapampangan region ang isolated dahil walang access na maayos sa town proper. Kaya sana madaliin nila ang paggawa sa natitirang kalsada para madali ng pumasok ang kalakal sa ating palengke,"
Violeta Pangilinan, a public market vendor here stated. 

This came as Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) officials bared plans to finish the remaining 2.5 kilometers of the Candaba-San Miguel road.

DPWH earlier stated that at least P111-million has been allocated for the project. 

Candaba-San Miguel road links the Kapampangan region to the town proper wherein the agricultural produce from the villages therein could now easily be transported to the public market. 

"Magiging maganda ang resulta nito para sa aming maliliit na nagtitinda dahil mababawasan ang gastos sa pamasahe. Ibig sabihin mas mura ang produktong mabibili ng tao," another trader here ended.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 19, 2013.

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