Comprehensive plan to expand economic progress

ABUCAY, Bataan – The implementation of the long-range comprehensive town plan highlighting the infrastructure program of this fast growing municipality in northern Bataan would enhance trade and industry.

This is the concept of Abucay town mayor Liberato Santiago, Jr. in creating a road network which would conveniently connect the commercial business district and the town’s soon to rise government center to the coastal villages and the Roman Superhighway.

Engineer Ernesto S. Vergara, Abucay municipal administrator and concurrently municipal planning and development officer, explained that the town officials led by Mayor Santiago are highly-optimistic of the unmatched economic growth rate of the former agricultural town to become a new educational and business center in the province.

Enumerating various infrastructure projects and the volume of notable socio-economic programs, Engineer Vergara said Mayor Santiago predicted more pulsating entrepreneurial evolution with the completion of vital road arteries opening undeveloped rolling terrains in becoming principal investment strategic sites that would motivate prospective locators from Metro Manila and Central Luzon to invest in the municipality.

Engineer Vergara said a group of investors is now scouting for feasible mixed-use commercial property leasing enterprises location intended for the proposed motor vehicle sales and services center, hotels, restaurants, housing projects and tourism-leisure type amenities near the famous Sibul Spring Resort and two schools, Colegio de San Juan de Letran and Kalayaan College.

The provincial government has allocated P 6 million for the concreting of the road leading to the town’s biggest tourist resort destination from the Roman Expressway.

He added that the town has 12 registered subdivisions and several identified economic growth areas for prospective locators and real estate developers when evaluating and categorizing for capital expenditures.

The provincial satellite auditing office of the Commission on Audit (COA) and Overseas Welfare Administration(OWA), the first of its extension office to establish in western Central Luzon area, are eyeing probable new offices near the proposed P 50 million  two–storey town hall in Sitio Catmon, Barangay Calaylayan, Abucay town.

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