Duterte-Clark Green City: It will not just Pursue, but will Hasten its Construction

After the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) approved the construction of the Clark Green City under the Aquino administration, it was now turned over to the current Duterte Administration. According to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte will not only pursue but will expedite the construction of the proposed Clark Green City.

On November 3, a press briefing was held at the New Executive Building in Malacañang. Representatives from Department of Transportation (DOTr), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) revealed to the public the List of Trillions Worth of Infrastructure Project that the Duterte’s Administration sets to Build. On the said press briefing, one of the projects that has been mentioned was the Clark Green City.

”Since this is a very good plan, we will not only pursue this, but we will hasten its implementation and construction,” BCDA President and Chief Executive Officer Vivencio ‘Vince’ Dizon said in a press briefing in Malacañang last Thursday.

The 9,450-hectare Clark Green City is located within the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) and at the heart of the bustling urban centers and major infrastructures in the Central Luzon Region. Clark Green City Project is envisioned to become the Philippines’ most modern and the first technologically-integrated city with a mix of residential, commercial, agro-industrial, institutional and information technology developments at the same time having a green, sustainable and intelligent community for its residents, workers and business establishments.

Under the Aquino administration, BCDA has partnered with Japanese and European investors to develop the Clark Green City.

”We salute the Aquino administration because this is a very good project. It was a brainchild of former BCDA President Arnel Casanova,” Dizon said.

Once the Clark Green City was constructed, it will definitely open a lot of opportunities for jobs, business, and it will definitely house more business, investors and government offices as well.

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