GMA touts ‘Pampanga Golden Triangle’ as next megalopolis
Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo touted pipeline projects that will help make the Pampanga Golden Triangle, an area composed of three cities and six towns in Pampanga province, to become the next major economic corridor in Luzon.
Arroyo, who is running for a new term as Pampanga representative, cited development plans to make the Pampanga belt as the next megalopolis north of Metro Manila.
Arroyo earlier tapped renowned urban planner Felino Palafox Jr. to draft a development plan to transform 218,100 hectares across 19 municipalities and three cities in Pampanga into a megalopolis, starting with the Pampanga Golden Triangle.
“With Angeles and San Fernando cities as Pampanga’s main urban centers and the area’s relatively lower susceptibility to natural hazards, the Pampanga Golden Triangle signifies high development potential and could be the jump-off point for the larger development of the province,” she said in a statement.
Pampanga Golden Triangle consists of the cities of Angeles, San Fernando and Mabalacat as well as the municipalities of Porac, Floridablanca, Lubao, Guagua, Santa Rita and Bacolor.
These cities and municipalities represent fast-growing as well as high-density settlements within Pampanga.
The area also spans Clark Freeport Zone and Clark International Airport, which will support the
development of Pampanga Golden Triangle as an international economic corridor.
The area is highly accessible by land through major thoroughfares such as North Luzon Expressway, Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, McArthur Highway and Jose Abad Santos Avenue.
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