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Gov’t targets Clark to be major alternative growth driver

Apr 13, 2018 @ 15:18

The Duterte administration is eyeing Clark in Pampanga to be a major alternative growth driver for the country amid massive investments lined up for the area.

Government top economic officials presented Friday the major infrastructure projects for Central Luzon during the economic briefing in Clark and attended by some 400 people, including businessmen in the region.

“This former American military base will soon be the showcase of the Duterte administration’s economic strategy,” Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade said the P15.35-billion Clark International Airport New Terminal Building Project is among in the list of big-ticket transportation projects meant to boost growth all over the country.

The project, which broke ground in December 2017, will allow the airport to accommodate 8 million passengers yearly from the current designed capacity of 4.2 million.

Tugade also cited the P211.45-billion Philippine National Railway (PNR) North 2 Project that will connect Malolos in Bulacan, Clark Airport, and Clark.

Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) President and CEO Vince B. Dizon said New Clark City will house the national governent administrative center, where government offices will operate. It is also seen to house technology companies, among other private sector investors, as well as world-class sports facilities, hospitals, schools, and retail and commercial centers. #

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