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‘Land-use law to ease traffic in cities’


THE passage of the proposed National Land Use Act will also help ease traffic and congestion issues in cities like Metro Manila, according to the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC).

In a report to the United Nations, HUDCC said passing an effective land-use policy, as well as creating the Department of Housing and Urban Development (DHUD), are “crucial” in meeting the challenges of rapid urbanization.

Government efforts to put in place a land-use law in the past two decades have been futile.

“The enactment of a National Land Use Act that will rationalize the utilization of land resources and the creation of a DHUD to plan, manage and coordinate the implementation of plans, policies and programs for housing and urban development in the country,” the HUDCC said.

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