Nueva Vizcaya Governor Carlos Padilla on October 23 called on the proponents of the proposed Northeastern Luzon Expressway (NELEX) to address historical, environmental, and indigenous peoples’ concerns.
The Nueva Vizcaya politiko made the remark during the consultative meeting with the project’s proponents.
The proposed NELEX will traverse Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino.
Engineer Rommel Rosales, the Department of Public Works and Highways’ Project Manager for NELEX, said that they will study Padilla’s concerns.
“We will carefully study all the suggested project modifications in tandem with the contractor’s technical people to make sure that the concomitant cost increments will fall within acceptable limits, for the project to proceed as planned.”, he said.