The New Clark City

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January 12, 2018
New Clark City - Philippines

The New Clark City is an ongoing development located in Capas, Tarlac, Philippines. It is a planned community that is projected to accommodate 1.2 million people. It has an area of approximately 9,450 hectares (23,400 acres). It is managed by Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). The overall project is estimated to be finished by 2021. The sports complex at the National Government Administrative Center is projected to be finished by 2019 to be ready for the Southeast Asian Games which will be hosted by the Philippines. It contains of an athlete’s village, an aquatic center, and a stadium that will hold up to 20,000 people.

New Clark City - Philippines

To support the New Clark City, the House Resolution No. 16 was approved by the Philippine Congress in March 2015.

 

The development authority has managed to partner with foreign firms to start the project. Among the foreign firms are the following:

  1. Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corp. – plans to connect New Clark City to Manila as well as other surrounding cities by rail.
  2. IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute – they will assist the BCDA to come up with “smart and disaster resilient” features for the planned community.
  3. United Arab Emirates-based Al Ahli Holding Group – plans tourism-related projects in the area.

 

The New Clark City will be divided into the following different districts:

  1. Government District
  2. Central Business District
  3. Academic District
  4. Agri-Forestry Research and Development District
  5. Wellness, Recreation, and Eco-Tourism District