Philippines Starts Work On New $3-Billion Government Center
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Jan 25, 2018

The Philippines has kicked off construction work for a new government district in New Clark City, a planned community under development in Capas, Tarlac close to Clark International Airport and Angeles City and some 100 kilometers north of Metro Manila.

The new district is meant to become the nation’s second government center, a back-up city for government operations, so to say. The center should also help to better serve residents in the northern half of the main Luzon island. Observers have compared it to Malaysia’s government complex in Putrajaya, 23 kilometers south of Kuala Lumpur.

The first phase of the $3-billion project termed the National Government Administrative Center, NGAC, involves the development of backup offices for various agencies to ensure continuous business operations and services in case of disasters or natural calamities. There will also be a one-stop shop for all businesses located in the region.

The center will also be of great significance to the 2019 Southeast Asian Games the Philippines will be hosting. To that end, a large sports complex with an aquatics and athletic center and a 20,000-seat stadium will be built.

The second phase will commence in 2019 with the construction of additional government office buildings, government housing units and support-service facilities on a 20-hectare land area.

The project is being developed by Malaysia’s infrastructure builder AlloyMtd.

It is a core part of the 9,450-hectar New Clark City, initiated by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) which seeks to make new use of the land in and around Clark airbase.

New Clark City, BCDA’s most ambitious project to date, is a new metropolis that will rise within the current Clark Special Economic Zone. It is envisioned to be the country’s first and only smart and green city that will feature mixed-use real-estate developments, an agro-industrial park and a food-processing terminal.

- ASIA TODAY News Global Distribution

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