The province of Laguna, also known as the Resort Capital of the Philippines, is becoming the center of economic activity in the Southern Tagalog region since it is has affordable house and lots near in Metro Manila.
Businesses in this province are swarming as different industries in Laguna, such as industrial machines, food processing, textiles, manufacturing, car assembly, and electronic companies are present in the area. There are many affordable house and lots in Laguna as well, considering its location and economic productivity.
One of the cities in the Province of Laguna is Calamba City. Calamba City is considered one of the wealthiest cities in the Philippines and is considered as the premier industrial center outside of Manila because of the affordable house and lots and businesses established there.
Roads in Calamba
There is a lot of present infrastructure and roads in Calamba City Laguna that makes it accessible to different cities and regions, such examples are:
- The Old National Highway – this road starts at Alabang, Muntinlupa City, and ends in Pagsanjan, Laguna.
- Maharlika Highway – the road passes through various barangays in Laguna such as Turbina, Tulo, and Makiling.
- Calamba-Sta.Cruz-Famy Road – starts in Crossing Calamba and ends in Famy Laguna. The road was under road-widening with mostly four-lane provincial roads that connect western and eastern parts of the province.
- Chipeco Avenue and Extension – a road that connects different barangays in the Calamba City proper.
- South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) – the road that makes Metro Manila easily accessible to Laguna and Vice Versa.
Calamba City also has a lot of potential for improvement, vast opportunities, and growth in the sector of socio-tourism and industries in Laguna. That is why the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is enhancing Laguna's connectivity and means of transportation for its economic expansion.
PNR-Calamba railway project
According to DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade, there is a Philippine National Railways (PNR) project to start in 2022 that aims to connect Metro Manila and Laguna through a 56-kilometer railway from Solis St. in Tondo to Calamba. Once constructed, it is estimated that the travel time from the two cities will only take one hour.
Improvement of the Philippine infrastructure helps to cut business costs and attracts more investors to affordable house and lots and industries in Laguna. This kind of innovation and enhancement will surely give comfort and convenience. Traveling from Metro Manila to the South will be more accessible once the PNR Calamba Phase 3 is already open for the public.
project that will open in Laguna
is the Alaminos-San Pablo City Bypass Road.
Alaminos-San Pablo City Bypass Road
According to the former Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Sec. Mark Villar, the public road will cut travel time by 20-40 minutes once it is available for public use. According to DPWH, they have already constructed a 4-kilometer road opening and 1.63-kilometer road concreting under CY 2016; 1.22-kilometer road opening, construction of Bridge 1, 2, and 3 and 1.92-kilometer road concreting under CY 2017.
“The entire Alaminos-San Pablo City Bypass Road with five (5) bridge components is envisioned to cut travel time by as much as 20-40 minutes, thereby improving mobility between the two towns of Laguna,” said Sec. Villar.
More bridges are expected to be finished by 2022. Another notable project by the DPWH is the Cavite-Laguna Expressway.
Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAx)
Last August, The Cavite-Laguna Expressway opened its Sub-section 5. According to Sec. Villar, the Sub-section can cater 5,000 motorists daily and once finished, other subsections of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway can cater up to 10,000 vehicles per day.
“The opening of Sub-section 5 will be able to cater to around 5,000 motorists daily, adding to the roughly 10,000 users of the already opened CALAx subsections 6, 7, and 8 from Sta. Rosa to Mamplasan,” Sec. Villar said during the road’s ceremonial opening.
And once the whole expressway is finished, the 45-kilometer Cavite-Laguna Expressway will connect CAVITEX in Kawit, Cavite, and South Luzon Expressway-Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan, Laguna.
Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike
And if you have an affordable house and lot in Taguig City, there is a proposed project that will connect Taguig City and Calamba via Laguna de Bay. The 36-billion-peso project also involves the construction of several dikes to prevent flooding. The purpose of the road is to decongest traffic from Muntinlupa and Calamba.
Another aim of the
expressway is to serve as a flood control measure for Laguna de Bay residents. Once finished, the
expressway will pass through Taguig, Parañaque, Alabang, San Pedro, Biñan,
Santa Rosa, Cabuyao, Calamba and ends up at Los Baños.
Since Metro Manila is continuing to be decentralized, this infrastructure project will make it easier to get to and from. This also makes the province of Laguna a new alternative affordable house and lot location that is still close enough to the Metro.
Nowadays, more and more people are acquiring and considering buying a new home in provinces such as Laguna since it offers the residents an urban-rural setting. Laguna is a perfect place to relax and settle down because it is far away from noise and pollution.
These said projects are expected to bring great benefits to the Philippine economy, especially to the lives of ordinary citizens. Apart from it, the development will also enable efficient and smooth movement of goods and people that will open doors for the progressive economic endeavors of industries in Laguna.
What to do next
Aside from industries in Laguna, the province is also home to some of the best resorts in the Philippines. There are a lot of falls, hot springs, and mountains that you can enjoy here and if you want to hop on that city life, this place has it too.
It is the best time to invest in the most affordable house and lot in Calamba since there are a lot of industries in Laguna and it is one of the provinces near Metro Manila which means that traveling there is hassle-free compared to other provinces.
And if you are looking for an affordable house and lot, the best one would be at Lessandra Calamba because it is maaliwalas, secured, and is accessible to major highways like the South Luzon Expressway and Cavite-Laguna Expressway.
Many people think that Cavite is the next Manila because of the province’s history, proximity, and economic prosperity over the years. However, you can also argue that Laguna is on the same path as well. In the following years, Laguna’s growth is as straight as its soon-to-open mega expressways.
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