Monday, March 18, 2019

Trader: Train law is the vehicle to progress

A BUSINESSMAN in Angeles City has said that the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) law is the country’s vehicle towards progress.

Rene Romero, owner of the Romac Services and Trading Company Incorporated, stressed that taxes derived from the newly enacted law will be used for various development projects being implemented by President Rodrigo Duterte.

He said that there are calls by various groups to suspend the enforcement of the new tax reform law.

But he said that the scrapping of the Train law will jeopardize government projects including big ticket infrastructure under the President’s Build Build Build program.

“Train should push through because without it, we will not get to where we want to be,” Romero said.

The businessman also expressed apprehension about the continuity of the New Clark City if the Train law is suspended and totally scrapped.

One of the advocacies of the local traders is to push regional offices of the government particularly the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to construct roads that will connect New Clark City to various communities around the Metro Clark area and Central Luzon, according to Romero.

But the major projects are the New Clark City and the railway system, he added.

Before President Duterte steps down in 2022, support projects for the New Clark City like road networks, railways, and others should be completed to ensure the continuity of country’s first smart city project, Romero stressed.

He said Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President Vivencio Dizon and other government officials of attached agencies are working hard to expedite various support projects.


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