Duterte builds a new city for thousands of workers in Manila - The Daily Sentry

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Duterte builds a new city for thousands of workers in Manila

President Rodrigo Duterte and The New Clark City, photo from Our Daily Revelations PH
President Rodrigo Duterte’s plans to ease the gridlock of Manila by devoting more than 50 Billion Pesos on the development of a new city for the workers of Manila, which will be called New Clark City. A city that will have an estimated 8000 housing units and a train connecting the 100km between Manila and New Clark City is to be expected in just five years.

Duterte said that Manila will be a dead city within 25 years if there would be no courses of action taken. It was stated in a 2014 study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, that the traffic alone is costing the economy 2.5 billion pesos per day due to lack of productivity.

“The vision is to build a new thriving city outside metro Manila that’s well-planned, future proof.”

Now this is what the president of the state-run Bases Conversion Development Authority, Vince Dizon has to say as he oversees the 9,450 hectare development of the former U.S. military base in Capas, Clark.

And within two years, roads and bridges would be built amounting to atleast 12 billion pesos and an industrial park by Filinvest Land Inc. is being planned, with an initial investment of at least 12 billion pesos.

Also a number of the government offices will also “pump-prime” the new city and the Department of Transportation has already transferred to Clark in 2017.

The expansion of the Clark Airport is also on its way in which the first half is scheduled to be finished by 2020. And an aquatics and athletics center that will be the venue of the 30th SEA Games, in late 2019, is also being planned.

And if questioned on what other sources of funding would the government have for such ambitious developments, Dizon says that the 60 hectares of high market value real estate in Taguig City is available for sale.