San Fernando to relocate 1.2K families affected by railway project
Informal settlers including 1,200 families from 14 barangays affected by the North-South Commuter Railway Extension (NSCR-EX) project will be relocated to other areas in San Fernando City, officials said.
According to a Philippine News Agency report, the Local Inter-Agency Committee (LIAC), in a meeting on Friday, created sub-committees for the relocation of the informal settlers and their resettlement in proposed relocation sites in Barangays Panipuan, San Felipe and Calulut.
The subcommittees will see to preparations for the relocation of the families from the barangays affected by the railway project of the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
“Binuo itong mga sub-committee na ito upang mapabilis, sistematiko at makatao ang relocation na gagawin natin kasi ang utos naman talaga ng ating butihing alkalde na si Mayor Edwin Santiago na bago man lang sya bumaba ay maidala sa maayos, mabuti at magandang lugar ang ating informal settlers,” Louie Clemente, division chief of the Local Housing and Settlement Division, said in the PNA report.
NSCR-EX, known as the Philippine National Railways’ Clark Phase 2, will build the country’s first airport railway express service.
It is expected to cut travel time from key cities to Clark International Airport to just 55 minutes.
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