CDC to recover land from informal settlers, farmers

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Thursday, August 21, 2014


CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark Development Corporation (CDC) is hoping that at least 45 hectares of land will be recovered before the end of 2014 from informal settlers and farmer claimants to give way to various development projects next year.

In the highlights of the midyear accomplishment report of the Operations and Security group, the recovery of the CDC properties started with the clearing and demolition of about 90 illegal structures recently along the Clark south perimeter fence in this Freeport zone.

The CDC Legal Department was able to obtain a favorable decision from the Department of Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board (DARAB) that resulted in the peaceful demolition illegal structures along the SM area.

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The recovered property at the Clark south perimeter area is also being illegally used as jeepney and tricycle terminals, parking areas, stores, and makeshift sheds, among others.

The midyear report stated that the recovered area from the informal settlers would be developed into a linear promenade, public park and a number of parking slots.

It also reported that consultation have been completed for the recovery of the 45 hectares from the informal settlers before the end of 2014 to give way to the construction, development and operation of Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) and Enfinity Projects at the Northeast portion of the Clark.

The CDC, as per reports, said there have been significant improvements made in land recovery and preservation through strict monitoring of critical areas to prevent the entry of new informal settlers and construction of illegal structures.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 22, 2014.

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