NGCP to move dangerous transmission lines despite landowners protests

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    SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Despite unresolved right-of-way concerns, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said yesterday it will relocate this month the Hermosa-Duhat 230kV transmission line along Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA) in this city

    “This is to address the traffic and public safety hazard posed by power structures located by the roadside,” NGCP said in a statement.

    NGCP said that seven of 18 affected land owners have yet to cooperate with the relocation project which was brought to the attention of the city government here way back in September last year. The relocation has been delayed by protests from landowners, it noted.

    “We are appealing to the seven remaining landowners to cooperate, and the city government to assist NGCP in the immediate completion of the project. Public safety is NGCP’s utmost priority as a nation builder,” NGCP said.

    San Fernando Mayor Edwin D. Santiago committed to assist NGCP in securing the seven land owners’ support for the relocation move, even as the NGCP vowed to proceed with the project within this month “in the interest of public welfare and safety.”

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