Project Title & Location
LAND USE ANALYSIS FOR THE REHABILITATION OF PANAY RAILWAY
PHILIPPINE DRAVO ENGINEERING CORPORATION
- Regional Land Use Analysis
The Panay Railway, during its existence was a vital transport mode of the Provinces of Iloilo and Capiz. It lost its ascendancy in handling goods and people in the 1990's when an efficient highway trunk was built in parallel with the railway line. During that period the road network was used as a strategy to link the major towns of both provinces.
Philippine veterans Investment and Development Corporation
(Phividec), an agency of government was the last operators of the railway
system. Together with the PNR and the asset Privatization agency of
government Philvidec commissioned a study to determine the feasibility of
the railway line. PROS was assigned the segment on the regional analysis of
developments, conditions and impacts along 2-kilometers on both sides of the
line. The study was mandated on the context of the Regional Development
Framework for the area. The railway, if operational, was viewed as a system
that can aid in achieving regional development goals, particularly in Capiz
and Iloilo. The study of PROS concentrated on a land strategy dominantly
agricultural, with clusters of urban functions and industrial developments.
a. Population movement
b. Flow of goods from farms to the cities
c. Human settlement disposition and hierarchies for future densification
d. Physical attributes of the land, 2-kilometer deep along the railway right-of-way
Whether the assumptions and recommendations will be economically sustainable for the two provinces was a key element of the study. Specification and complementation of the function of the forms were also analyzed in order to revitalize development through a railway transport mode.