P13.16-B National Government Administrative Center breaks ground in New Clark City;
facilities to be completed in time for 2019 Southeast Asian Games
Capas, Tarlac—The National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) at the New Clark City
broke ground today, January 23, 2018. High-ranking officials of the National Government led by
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Transport
Secretary Arthur Tugade, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar and BCDA President Vince Dizon graced the
ceremonies together with local officials led by Tarlac Governor Susan Yap and Capas, Tarlac Mayor
Phase 1 of the 200-hectare National Government Administrative Center involves the development
of back-up offices of various agencies to ensure continuous business operations and services for
the people in case of disaster or national calamities. There will also be a one-stop-shop for all the
businesses located in Region 3.
The P13.16B Phase1A of the project will also be of great significance to the 2019 Southeast Asian
Games which the Philippines will be hosting. A world-class Sports Complex with an Aquatics and
Athletics Center will be completed in less than two years and will serve as a venue for the athletics
and water sports event of the 30th SEA Games scheduled on the last quarter of 2019. The Stadium
shall have a seating capacity of 20,000 while the Aquatic Center shall have a seating capacity of
Once completed in 2019, the project’s Phase1B will commence for the construction of additional
government office buildings, government housing units, and support service facilities on a 20-
hectare land. Aside from this, small-scale retail and services facilities including banks, health
centers, and hotels will be put up in adjacent zones.
MTD Capital Berhad of Malaysia won the bid to build the government hub in Tarlac, after submitting
its proposal to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and undergoing the
New Clark City, BCDA’s most ambitious project to date, is a new metropolis that will rise within the
Clark Special Economic Zone, in Capas and Bamban, Tarlac. It is envisioned to be the country’s
first and only smart and green city, which will feature mixed-use real estate developments, an agro-
industrial park, and a food processing terminal.
Also present in the ceremony are Senator Joel Villanueva, Representatives Karlo Nograles, Albee
Benitez, Pia Cayetano, PMS Head Ferdinand Cui, Undersecretaries Rene Solidum, Cathy Cabral,
Karen Jimeno and Finance Assistant Secretary Paola Alvarez.
Engr. Joshua Bingcang – Vice President for Business Development and Operations,
Mobile No. 09178039429
Leilani Barlongay-Macasaet – Head, Corporate Communications Office
Mobile No. 09088998578