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NGAC completion sure by Oct ’19— AlloyMTD

Malaysian conglomerate AlloyMTD assured the Philippine government it will finish on schedule the national government administrative center (NGAC) on October 2019, two months before the Southeast Asian Games next year.
“It will be built full blast. No letup in construction,” the conglomerate’s chairman, Isaac David, told the Daily Tribune in an earlier interview.
NGAC will sit in a 40-hectare complex in the Concepcion, Tarlac portion of New Clark City.
The centerpiece of the project is a 20,000-seat stadium and aquatic center and 20-plus other structures composed of athletes’ dormitories, government buildings, call center offices and various structures.
The owner of the land where the structures are being built, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), also assured the completion of the most modern structure within New Clark City.
BCDA president and CEO Vivencio Dizon said finishing the NGAC on time is very necessary because it is part of the Build Build Build program of the government.
The New Clark City will be the first smart, green, and resilient metropolis in the country.
“The planned developments in Clark will not only happen very soon; they are already happening as we speak,” Dizon said.
In a meeting in Malacanang recently, Dizon reported to President Duterte the construction 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, if people would go to us, easily I would say, ‘Go to Clark’,” Duterte said in December last year.
One of the components of New Clark City is the phase 1A of NGAC, the project where the stadium to be used for the SEA Games is being constructed.
“To achieve this, we mobilized 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 150 by end of the month,” David added.
Architect Royal Pineda of the Budji+Royal firm said the New Clark City is the “best opportunity to celebrate Filipino history and culture” as the design and materials to be used for the construction of the world-class sports facilities will be distinctly Filipino.
“Bold and confident, this modern Philippine city will be our new face to the world. We believe we can redefine and make our standards fit with our modern needs and achieve authenticity in our cities,” Pineda said.

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