The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has revealed plans to build the second runway at Clark International Airport (CIA) in anticipation of more flights and passengers using the airport’s second international gateway. country.
In a presentation during an infrastructure topic at the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, BCDA President and CEO Aileen R. Zosa said the second runway is among upcoming construction projects. of the agency.
No timeline was mentioned for the second runway, but Soza said BCDA is currently preparing the detailed architectural and engineering design for the second runway. The new track will measure 3,200 meters by 60 meters, but will be designed to be seamlessly increased to 4,000 meters in the future.
Clark International Airport opened its new terminal on September 28 this year. CRK has a total area of 110,000 square meters, 18 aerobridges and more than 80,000 check-in counters and self-service kiosks.
Zosa further identified future projects and investment opportunities in New Clark City (NCC). These include the NCC’s affordable housing pilot project, property management services for world-class city management and administration for the NCC, solid waste management and the energy recovery project for waste.
The NCC requires an agreement for the construction, operation and maintenance of a waste-to-energy facility, the management of existing waste management assets in the sanitary landfill and a service waste collection in the new city.
In addition, the sprawling development opens up opportunities for providers in a common ICT corridor. Zosa said the development requires a telecommunications infrastructure for common ISP use that will connect locators and citizens through wired and wireless services. This means constriction of common micro-duct and/or dark fiber, common tower and network switch stations.
There is also an opportunity to provide a data center colocation facility to meet the demand capture of NCC locators’ digital service needs.
Zosa further told US investors that NCC provides investment opportunities for public transportation system and multimodal transportation hub.
In addition to the private sector, Zosa briefed AmCham members on upcoming government developments in the NCC, including the 15-hectare Bangko Sentral and Pilipinas coin production facility, the Supreme Court’s first regional judicial center. of 5.8 hectares and the 5- hectare project Institute of Virology of the Philippines.
Executive Order 119 calls for the creation of a national government administrative center in the NCC, providing for an integrated government center outside the National Capital Region in the event of a disaster and directing the entire government to establish satellite offices in the new city.
There are also 100 hectares available in the Filinvest Innovation Park and mixed-use development. The area is available for sublease for logistics, light manufacturing, storage, food processing and warehousing.
So far, there are already 19 infrastructure projects completed, 10 in progress and 90 for further implementation and completion from 2023.
With various project developments underway in NCC, including investments in the hospitality and tourism sector, Zosa emphasized that NCC is rooted in realizing a truly sustainable new city. NCC is touted as the Philippines’ next growth sector.
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