BCDA bares infra projects in Clark

The Clark-Manila Railway system, Clark International Airport new terminal building, and Clark Green City are the major infrastructure projects of President Duterte’s administration for Clark Freeport.

According to Bases Conversion and Development Authority president and chief executive officer Vivencio Dizon, the Duterte’s administration projects for Central Luzon include the railway, new airport terminal and high-end aerotropolis.

Dizon said the projects are part of the national government’s “Build. Build. Build.” Program under the Department of Public Works and Highways.

According to Dizon, the Manila-Clark railway project will assure one-hour travel time from Manila to Clark and vice versa. This transportation system is expected to be operational by 2021.

The railway system for Clark also includes the Clark-Subic cargo railway system.

For the airport expansion, Dizon said the new terminal building will be built to accommodate the eight million passengers per year that uses the airport. The new terminal is expected to be completed by 2019.

For Clark Green City, Dizon said only one thirds of the more than 9,000 hectares of land mainly in Capas, Tarlac will be developed. He added that the national government prefers to maintain the agricultural aspect of the area.

Dizon also said that the Clark Green City is being eyed as the new site of the national government’s center.

Project details and progress are available at BCDA-maintained site www.build.org.ph.

“The rate of growth in Central Luzon is reaching its peak and infrastructure is the key to propel this development,” Dizon said during the Pampanga Press Club’s Talk Widus at Widus Hotel on Wednesday.