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Newly-opened CLLEX to benefit the people, economy—Duterte

TARLAC CITY (PIA) -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte said the newly-opened Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEX) will benefit entrepreneurs, consumers and the economy. 

The four-lane expressway is expected to reduce travel time of motorists and commuters from Tarlac City to Cabanatuan City to 20 minutes from the usual 70 minutes. 

Duterte emphasized that once completed, the 30-kilometer expressway will not only connect Tarlac City and Cabanatuan City but will also improve access to several localities in Tarlac and Nueva Ecija. 

“This project will greatly benefit commuters going to and from Metro Manila and Cabanatuan City, and improve movement of goods going to and from Metro Manila and Central Luzon,” Duterte said during Thursday’s Opening of the 18-kilometer Tarlac Interchange to Aliaga Section of CLLEX Project Phase 1.

Commending the Department of Public Works and Highways, Duterte noted that CLLEX is another milestone of the flagship Build, Build, Build program. 

President Rodrigo R. Duterte (second from left) leads the unveiling of the project marker during the Opening of the 18-kilometer Tarlac Interchange to Aliaga Section of Central Luzon Link Expressway Project Phase 1. (Office of Senator Bong Go)

He stressed that the effective, efficient, safe and timely completion of major infrastructure and transportation-related developments manifests the government’s commitment to the people. 

“To our Kababayans, be assured that this administration will remain committed in fulfilling its mission to provide a more comfortable life for all Filipinos,” he stressed. 

Duterte likewise assured transparency, accountability and integrity in all development projects. 

On another note, the President expressed his gratitude to the government of Japan for extending its support to the country’s infrastructure program including the construction of CLLEX. 

“The infusion of P12 billion by the Japan International Cooperation Agency attests to the indispensable role of Japan as one of our most important partners in attaining inclusive progress through infrastructure development,” he stated.  (CLJD/Trixie Joy B. Manalili-PIA 3)

President Rodrigo R. Duterte says the newly-opened Central Luzon Link Expressway will be beneficial to entrepreneurs, consumers and the economy. (Paul John Lopez/PIA 3)

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