Megaworld township project in Pampanga to generate 250,000 jobs

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CLARK FREEPORT – About 250,000 jobs will be up for grabs once Megaworld start building its P30 billion township project at a 35.6-hectare property situated in the City of San Fernando.

Eugenio Em Lozano, Megaworld’s Pampanga First vice president for sales and marketing, said the project is envisioned It to be the premiere central business district of the North, set to provide a venue to showcase Kapampangan talents.

“With this upcoming investment of Megaworld Corporation in this city, we expect to generate around 250,000 direct and indirect jobs in the BPO, transport, retail, food and construction sectors, among others, all for the people of Pampanga,” Lozano told reporters during fellowship party held at Park Inn Hotel here Wednesday.

The province [Pampanga], Lozano said is poised for further development as the national and local government look to develop a master plan for better transportation with the planned improvement of the International Airport and creation of a high speed train system to the province.

Lozano said Megaworld received an overwhelming number of inquiries from top BPO companies interested to set up operations here in this township.

Megaworld urban township project was launched in City of San Fernando six months ago or exactly June of this year.

Lozano added that the Capital Town project shall rise to embody Megaworld’s signature lifestyle concept of live-work-play and learn in one vibrant location after another. It is the 21st integrated urban township in its portfolio, as we continue to build visions and self-sustaining communities for 28 years and counting, carrying the vision of Dr. Andrew L. Tan.

This 10-year development plan, Lozano said will integrate residential, office, commercial, retail, and institutional components, like we usually bring with our townships, along with other unique features such as a Rainwater Park – a catchment basin for storm water, a museum and mall to honor PASUDECO’s glorious past, a Casa Emperador, and a Central Square, among other exciting things to look forward to in the township.

Megaworld has started marketing the first component of the township – the Shophouse District, which are commercial lots that will highlight the local unique business concepts in one setting. Just like in the beautiful cities of Europe, it will evoke of neoclassical architecture with art deco details, said Lozano.

He said there will also be places for civic purposes, such as the Events Trade Hall, an outdoor Ampitheater, and other complementary features like tribute statues of Kapampangan heroes, native trees comparable to Japan’s cherry blossoms, and cobblestone streets.

“I am very happy to share with you that the response of the market has been overwhelmingly positive. The take-up exceeded our expectations as we also saw a lot of interest from both the local market as well as those coming from Manila, Quezon City, Makati, and more, in which we appreciate the media’s support in communicating our vision out there,” said Lozano.

Land development started this year and we’re preparing to launch the other components of the township in the near future.