New Clark City

Singapore’s development giant sets sights on New Clark City

Singapore’s development giant sets sights on New Clark CityImagine massive green open spaces, bike lanes, high-speed internet connection, and probablyeven self-driving cars in the “city of the future” that will soon rise at the Clark SpecialEconomic Zone. This is the vision of Surbana Jurong, Singapore’s largest engineering firm and a leading expertin urban and infrastructure development, for New Clark City, a 9,450-hectare metropolis about100 kilometers north of Manila. “I think you will probably be seeing the next generation of city that is coming up. A lot ofpeople are asking what the city of the future is like. In New Clark City, we are putting on a typeof digital network. It’s going to be smart, as well as sustainable,” Surbana Jurong CEO WongHeang Fine told business television station CNBC. “It will be a showcase for the Philippines…I think that is very exciting, and [it is] a very uniquecity that is going to come up,” Wong said. Last February, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Japan OverseasInfrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport and Urban Development (JOIN) signed aMemorandum of Cooperation with Surbana Jurong. Surbana Jurong is BCDA’s developmentmanagement partner for the full implementation of New Clark City. The New Clark City, one of the big-ticket projects of BCDA under the Duterte administration’sBuild Build Build infrastructure program, will not only decongest Metro Manila but is alsoenvisioned to be the next premier economic hub in Asia. Wong expects the New Clark City to attract a “whole new industry” of technology companies. “Part of our task in New Clark City is really to see a bit forward, not just in 2022, but really 10years from now,” Wong said. BCDA President and Chief Executive Officer Vivencio Dizon has said that the vision is to builda future-proof metropolis. The New Clark City is designed to be the country’s first smart, green, and resilient city wherenature, lifestyle, business, education, and industries converge. One of the components of the New Clark City, the National Government Administrative Center(NGAC), broke ground last January. The NGAC involves the development of back-up officesof various government agencies to ensure continuous business operations in case of calamitiesand disasters. Phase 1A of the NGAC project, which covers 40 hectares, also features the construction ofworld-class sports facilities to be used for the Southeast Asian Games in November 2019. -END-

April 19, 2018

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Dominguez_The future begins in New Clark City

Dominguez: The future begins in New Clark City The government envisions New Clark City, a new metropolis that will rise within the Clark SpecialEconomic Zone, as a city of the future, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said. At the Philippine Economic Briefing held in Pampanga, Dominguez said Clark will be theshowcase of the Duterte administration’s economic strategy promoting inclusive development. “We expect this area to be the growth driver of Central and Northern Luzon,” Dominguez said. “Itcaptures what the Build Build Build program aspires to achieve,” he said. Spanning 9,450 hectares, the New Clark City will be the first smart, green, and resilient metropolisin the country. It is one of the big-ticket projects of the Bases Conversion and DevelopmentAuthority (BCDA) under the Build Build Build infrastructure program. “The New Clark City will soon be the next big metropolis. This, truly, is where the future begins.We envision this as the hub of agro-industrial facilities, as well as the home for cutting-edgetechnology companies,” Dominguez said. For his part, BCDA President and Chief Executive Officer Vivencio Dizon committed to finish theNew Clark City construction “in record time.” “I think that this is a testament to two major differences to the government of President RodrigoDuterte; and that’s boldness and swiftness. We will do the things that need to be done boldly andvery fast,” Dizon said. “We promised ourselves that we will never be accused of being ‘no action, talk only’. We promisedourselves that this government would not be like that. We would be all action, very little talk,”Dizon added. One of the components of the New Clark City, the National Government Administrative Center(NGAC), broke ground last January. The NGAC involves the development of back-up offices ofvarious government agencies to ensure continuous business operations in case of calamities anddisasters. Phase 1A of the NGAC project also features the construction of world-class sports facilities to beused for the Southeast Asian Games in November 2019. It covers 40 hectares. -END-

April 17, 2018

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New Clark City construction on track-BCDA

New Clark City construction on track – BCDAThe construction of New Clark City, a modern metropolis envisioned to be next growth driver inLuzon, is on track, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said Monday. This was assured by BCDA President and Chief Executive Officer Vivencio Dizon after meetingwith President Rodrigo Duterte about New Clark City, one of the big-ticket projects of BCDAunder the Build Build Build infrastructure program. The New Clark City will be the country’s firstsmart, green, and resilient metropolis in the country. “The planned developments in Clark will not only happen very soon; they are already happening aswe speak,” Dizon said. In a meeting at Malacaňang last April 4, Dizon reported to President Rodrigo Duterte theconstruction progress at the 9,450-hectare New Clark City. “This is a legacy project and we have to finish it quickly,” Dizon quoted Duterte as saying. Duterte himself sees Clark as an ideal investment destination in the country. “For want of space, ifpeople would go to us, easily I would say, ‘Go to Clark’,” the President said in December last year. One of the components of New Clark City is the National Government Administrative Center(NGAC) involving the construction of back-up offices of various agencies to ensure continuousbusiness operations and services in case of disasters or natural calamities. The NGAC project brokeground last January 23. Phase 1A of NGAC also features the construction of world-class sports facilities to be used for theSoutheast Asian Games in November 2019. It covers 40 hectares. Infrastructure developer AlloyMTD, the Philippine unit of MTD Capital Berhad which won the bidto build the government hub, committed to finishing Phase 1A in time for the SEA Games. “To achieve this, we mobilised four times the number of construction equipment normally needed.As of today, we have 101 different types of equipment in the project site and will increase to 150by end of the month,” said AlloyMTD Chairman Engr. Isaac David. “This is on top of the precast technology we are using which means some parts of the buildings arebeing done in factories and will be joined together at the project site,” he added. Architect Royal Pineda of the Budji+Royal firm said the New Clark City is the “best opportunity tocelebrate Filipino history and culture” as the design and materials to be used for the construction ofworld-class sports facilities will be distinctly Filipino. “Bold and confident, this modern Philippine city will be our new face to the world. We believe wecan redefine and make our standards fit with our modern needs and achieve authenticity in ourcities,” Pineda said. BCDA has tapped Budji+Royal Architecture+Design to design the New Clark City; the sports andresidential facilities, as well as the government buildings at NGAC; and the new passenger terminalat the Clark International Airport. -END-

April 16, 2018

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Clark the next big investment in Asia

Clark the next big investment in Asia – BCDASet to emerge as Asia’s next aerotropolis, Clark is a strategic investment opportunity, theBases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said. BCDA is one of the key government agencies tasked to implement President Duterte’sambitious Build Build Build program that will improve and modernize the Philippines’infrastructure. Build Build Build is the boldest, most ambitious infrastructure program inrecent history. “Clark is on its way to becoming Asia’s next aerotropolis with the development not only ofthe airport, but the Clark Freeport as well, and the construction of the first smart, green,and resilient New Clark City (NCC),” BCDA Senior Vice President for BusinessDevelopment and Operations Group Joshua Bingcang said. Aerotropolis is the concept of developing a city with the airport at its center. Bingcang was joined by airport operators, city planners, social infrastructure developers,and city council representatives during the 3rd Annual Aerotropolis Conference held inKuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Aside from Bingcang, distinguished guest speakers who attended the conference wereAlan Isaacs, director of Asia Pacific International Business at the Munich AirportInternational in Germany; Jomon Varghese, managing director and CEO of AerotopolisGroup in Australia; Rob Mactaggart, chief executive officer of The Airport Group Australia;Arja Lukin, project director of Airport City Aviapolis in Vantaa, Finland; Caspar Baum,director aviation of Surbana Jurong Private Limited in Singapore; and CosmasHamadziripi, director of policy and planning of the Department of Economic Development,Tourism and Environmental Affairs in South Africa. At the conference, the BCDA invited potential investors for the construction of the accessroad from CRK to the NCC, the new metropolis that will rise in the Clark Special EconomicZone; and the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Clark airport. The Clark International Airport (CRK) is envisioned to be a major gateway, with itscapacity expected to increase to 80 million passengers yearly at full development.A new world-class terminal building, which broke ground last December 2017, is projectedto accommodate eight million passengers per annum. Phase 1 is expected to becompleted by June 2020. In 2017, CRK accommodated a total of 1.5 million passengers. Of the total, 1.08 millionpassengers took international flights while 431,343 were domestic passengers. As ofMarch, domestic and international flights per week increased to 452 from 406 lastJanuary. BCDA is also building the NCC, which is expected to attract investors to further propeleconomic growth in the region. Apart from modern transport hubs and a mixed-usebusiness and industrial community, the NCC will also feature the National GovernmentAdministrative Center (NGAC). The NGAC involves the development of back-up offices of various government agenciesto ensure continuous business operations in case of calamities and disasters. Phase 1A ofthe project also features the construction of world-class sports facilities to be used for theSoutheast Asian Games in November 2019. It covers 40 hectares. #

March 22, 2018

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BCDA and Japan ink partnership with Surbana Jurong of Singapore_021218

BCDA and Japan ink partnership with Surbana Jurong of Singapore for full development of New Clark City The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Japan Overseas InfrastructureInvestment Corporation for Transport and Urban Development (JOIN) signed a Memorandum ofCooperation with Surbana Jurong of Singapore on February 12, 2018 in Mactan, Cebu.  Singapore Ambassador to the Philippines Kok Li Peng, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister ofJapan Hiroto Izumi, and Philippines’ Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and other membersof the Cabinet witnessed the signing led by BCDA President and Chief Executive Officer VivencioDizon, JOIN President and Chief Executive Officer Takuma Hatano, and Surbana Jurong GroupChief Executive Officer Wong Heang Fine. The collaboration marks the full implementation of New Clark City anchored on theComprehensive Master Development Plan developed by BCDA and JOIN, in partnership withurban planning and engineering firms AECOM, Nippon Koei, and Philkoei InternationalIncorporated.  In the agreement, Surbana Jurong will assist BCDA and JOIN in drafting the developmentmanagement framework, design standard guidelines and environmental guidelines to complementthe masterplan of New Clark City.  “Surbana Jurong is proud to support BCDA and JOIN in developing New Clark City into the nextbig metropolis and become a showcase to the world of a smart and green city. We will leverage ourover 50 years of urban and infrastructure development expertise and our global capabilities tomanage the development of the city, and help the Philippine Government bring this vision toreality,” Surbana Jurong’s Group Chief Executive Officer Wong Heang Fine said.    Surbana Jurong will also help in utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to entice investors to NewClark City. It will also advise in the implementation plan of pioneer developers in New Clark Citysuch as Filinvest Land, Inc.’s mixed-use industrial real estate developments, and MTD CapitalBerhad’s National Government Administrative Center. It will also establish the framework of asmart city concept that will have fully-integrated infrastructure and utilities for power, water,sewerage, information and communication technology (ICT), security, and traffic management.   Mr. Wong Heang Fine added that “New Clark City has tremendous potential, and we arecommitted to be long-term partners in the city’s growth. The transformation of this area will bringabout sustainable growth and create jobs locally, and ultimately bring about long-lasting economicand social benefits for the country. We look forward to working together with BCDA and JOIN, aswell as international investors and local communities, in making this project a success.” Surbana Jurong is a wholly owned company of Temasek Holdings Singapore formed through themerger of renowned urban planning and affordable housing leader Surbana InternationalConsultants, and industrialization corporation Jurong International. It has 50 years of experience inthe development of Singapore’s urban, industrial and infrastructure landscape.  Meanwhile, JOIN President and CEO Takuma Hatano recognized the significance of the Manila-Clark Railway (PNR North Railway) project in developing New Clark City as one of Japan’sbiggest projects in the Philippines. The 106-kilometer alignment will connect Tutuban, Manila tothe Clark International Airport and New Clark City.  “The railway will immensely benefit commuters as it will cut down travel time from Manila toClark in an hour, from the current 2-3 hours travel time,” Hatano said. He added that the railway isdesigned to accommodate around 350,000 passengers per day and will provide an efficient andmore comfortable travel experience to commuters.  The first phase of the project is expected to be completed in 2021. The Manila-Clark Railway isbeing implemented by the Department of Transportation in partnership with BCDA, and will befunded through Japan’s official development assistance. The feasibility study and the detailedengineering design for the railway will be funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA).  The 9,450-hectare New Clark City is envisioned to be a new metropolis that will rise in the ClarkSpecial Economic Zone, in Capas and Bamban, Tarlac. It is designed to be the country’s first smart,green, disaster-resilient city, where nature, lifestyle, business, education, and industries converge,and will be at par with other modern cities in the world.   New Clark City will feature mixed-use real estate developments for housing, a business continuitycenter that would also house national government agencies, an agro-industrial park and aninternational food market. The city will have wide pedestrian lanes, exclusive bicycle lanes, and anintegrated mass transit lane. Phase 1 of the project is expected to be completed in 2022. -END- References:Engr. Joshua M. Bingcang –Vice President for Business Development and OperationsMobile No. 09178039429 Leilani Barlongay-Macasaet – Head, Corporate Communication OfficeMobile No. 0908-8998578 Jackie Yu- Surbana Jurong Group Communications DirectorEmail: jackie.yuwc@surbanajurong.com

February 12, 2018

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P13B NGAC breaks ground

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 Citybroke ground today, January 23, 2018. High-ranking officials of the National Government led byExecutive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, TransportSecretary Arthur Tugade, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar and BCDA President Vince Dizon graced theceremonies together with local officials led by Tarlac Governor Susan Yap and Capas, Tarlac MayorReynaldo Catacutan. Phase 1 of the 200-hectare National Government Administrative Center involves the developmentof back-up offices of various agencies to ensure continuous business operations and services forthe people in case of disaster or national calamities. There will also be a one-stop-shop for all thebusinesses located in Region 3. The P13.16B Phase1A of the project will also be of great significance to the 2019 Southeast AsianGames which the Philippines will be hosting. A world-class Sports Complex with an Aquatics andAthletics Center will be completed in less than two years and will serve as a venue for the athleticsand water sports event of the 30th SEA Games scheduled on the last quarter of 2019. The Stadiumshall have a seating capacity of 20,000 while the Aquatic Center shall have a seating capacity of2,000. Once completed in 2019, the project’s Phase1B will commence for the construction of additionalgovernment 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, healthcenters, 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 submittingits proposal to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and undergoing theCompetitive Challenge. New Clark City, BCDA’s most ambitious project to date, is a new metropolis that will rise within theClark Special Economic Zone, in Capas and Bamban, Tarlac. It is envisioned to be the country’sfirst 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, AlbeeBenitez, Pia Cayetano, PMS Head Ferdinand Cui, Undersecretaries Rene Solidum, Cathy Cabral,Karen Jimeno and Finance Assistant Secretary Paola Alvarez. References:Engr. Joshua Bingcang – Vice President for Business Development and Operations,Mobile No. 09178039429 Leilani Barlongay-Macasaet – Head, Corporate Communications OfficeMobile No. 09088998578

January 23, 2018

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