Angeles to use underground cable system-A A +A
Friday, September 27, 2013
ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said Friday that the City Government, the Angeles Electric Company and various telecommunications firms have agreed to use the underground cable system initially at the Heritage Zone at the city proper.
"The concerned parties and the City Government have initially agreed in our recent meeting to use the underground cable system using a technology which is somewhat costly but is effective and safe. We will start with the Heritage Zone and then gradually move further, to finally eliminate the unsightly wires," he said during a breakfast forum with media men.
Pamintuan noted of the new two-inch wiring system which requires only about 18 inches to be buried under concrete and then immediately covered.
"In other countries and even in Libis (Quezon City), they have successfully used and implemented the system. What we are saying is, if we can do it now, let’s do it now and not wait for tomorrow," he stressed.
The move, Pamintuan added, is part of the City Government's beautification program, where roads are being improved, canals being covered and pavements enhanced.
"We are anticipating the influx of people to the city from other areas like Metro Manila in the next five to 10 years. These preparations we are doing is part of that foresight as Angeles City continues to remain vibrant in all sectors," he said.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 28, 2013.