Agencies and construction offices involved in the development of the New Clark City presented their own project updates and visions for the present administration’s Build Build Build venture.
Engr. Nicholas and Isaac David of MTD Philippines, Arch. Royal Pineda of Budji+Royal Architecture +Design, and Senior Vice President Francis Ceballos of Filinvest Land Inc. shared their insights regarding their current infrastructure assignments respectively.
The said briefing highlighted the advancements in Phase1A’s centerpiece – the Philippine Sports City, a world class sports complex that aims to be Asia’s next integrated sports and leisure destination next to Singapore Sports Hub.
The Philippine Sports City features an athletic stadium that will be built to accommodate 20,000 people and will include a 9 lane class 1-A competition track. It will also feature a massive aquatic center which can hold 2,000 people and has passed the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) standard requirements which gives the country the privilege to host international cups in water sports.
Construction of New Clark City’s athletic stadium is currently underway.
Completion of said complex will be between September-October of 2019, just in time for the Southeast Asian Games that the country will host later that year.
Aside from the Philippine Sports City, Phase 1A will also house a 28,000 sq.m government office which will serve as the operation center for disaster recovery. It will also hold residential units, an Athlete’s Village, a commercial facility and a 5-hectare river park development.