47-hectare technology hub to rise at New Clark City

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47-hectare technology hub to rise at New Clark City
From left: Bases Conversion and Development Authority Executive Vice President and COO Atty. Gisela Z. Kalalo, BCDA President and CEO Engr. Joshua M. Bingcang, Tarlac Provincial Governor Susan A. Yap, and Tarlac Vice Governor Atty. Carlito S. David. Photo and caption by BCDA.
  • Bases Conversion and Development Authority is going to build a 47-hectare technology hub at New Clark City
  • BCDA signed on August 11 a memorandum of understanding with the Tarlac provincial government to develop the technology hub
  • The hub will house hyper-scale data centers as well as agro-industry, research & development and logistics facilities

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) is set to build a 47-hectare technology hub at New Clark City in Tarlac.

The BCDA announced on August 17 that it signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tarlac provincial government to develop its flagship project. Under the MOU, the techno hub will house complex technological facilities like hyperscale data centers as well as establish and institutionalize a hub for agro-industry, research and development and logistics.

The deal also grants usufructuary rights to the Tarlac provincial government to use the parcel of land at New Clark City.

The agreement was signed on August 11 by BCDA president and chief executive Joshua Bingcang and Tarlac Governor Susan Yap at Camp John Hay, Baguio City.

“This milestone is a product of years in the fields of ICT [information and communications technology], big data, and R&D, among others,” Bingcang said.

He added the officials of the Tarlac provincial government assisted BCDA in its goal of developing New Clark City as the country’s model for future “smart cities.”

“It is our pride that New Clark City, a smart and sustainable metropolis, is strategically located in Tarlac. Through this partnership with BCDA, we will be bringing in investments and eventually opening up employment opportunities for the people of Tarlac,” Yap said in a statement.

New Clark City is BCDA’s largest land development to date with a total of 9,450 hectares, and the Philippines’ first smart, green, and resilient metropolis outside the National Capital Region.