PamCham wants city as ‘safety benchmark’

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Saturday, January 18, 2014


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) vice-chairman Rene Romero said the group is pushing for the city as a “benchmark of safety” for motorists and pedestrians.

“The City of San Fernando is the capital of Pampanga, and local government unit officials here listen to us. We want it to be a benchmark of safety for other LGUs to follow and which can adopt its safety practices. San Fernando could be a good model as PamCham moves to focus on other towns as well,” Romero said.

After the Jose Abad Santos Avenue was made hazard-free through PamCham’s proposed “J-ramps” and rotonda in Dolores, he said that the City Government should now look into lighting its primary and secondary roads.

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“There are still several major thoroughfares and main arteries that need to be lighted as they pose risks to both motorists and pedestrians. Examples of these areas are the underpart of the Dolores Flyover, the stretch of Lazatin Boulevard, areas in the city proper like the Baluyut Bridge, and spots along the widened MacArthur Highway where it is really dark,” added Romero.

He said that making roads in the city safe and well-lighted, with appropriate road signages, will further entice businessmen to pour in investments and boost economic activities that will spill over to neighboring towns and cities.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 19, 2014.

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