By Freddie Lazaro
SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – – Pangasinan is one big push away from reaching robust economic growth, as long as it has “the leadership that could provide it a new vision for the future,” according to Mark de Guzman Lambino.
The 36-year-old Lambino, a candidate for vice governor in the province, said he is looking at innovative new technology to make Pangasinan “a smart province and a more inclusive growth and development center” for Northern Luzon.
“New infrastructure and ecozones will provide a way to the future of the province,” said Lambino.
Lambino is eyeing the construction of a Pangasinan-Nueva Ecija Expressway from Bolinao, Pangasinan, to San Jose City, Nueva City.
Also high in his wish list is an international airport in Alaminos that could perk up commercial and tourism-oriented businesses in Northern Luzon.
Lambino, who is engaged in consultancy services, trading and information technology, says that projects that provide livelihood and generate jobs for Pangasinan’s youth are among his priorities.
He said he will link up with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and other government agencies in building industrial parks in San Fabian, San Nicolas, and the Sual Industrial and Technology Park.
He is the son of Secretary Raul L. Lambino, CEZA administrator and CEO and concurrent presidential adviser for Northern Luzon, and the former Marylin De Guzman.