Filinvest breaks ground for green township in New Clark City

Filinvest has a new township on the rise as it breaks ground for its 288-hectare development in New Clark City, a joint venture with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA).

Through this latest township, Filinvest at New Clark City in Central Luzon, the company is seeking to develop a modern, smart and sustainable city. The first phase involves a 64-hectare Innovation and Logistic Park to serve as the economic base of the city with target completion in the first quarter of 2020 to be quickly followed by another 60 hectares.

Pursuant to a joint venture agreement with BCDA, the Filinvest group’s real estate subsidiary, Filinvest Land, is expected to transform 288 hectares of land into a green city. Filinvest at New Clark City is situated in one of the most coveted prime areas of Clark. The Filinvest master plan includes a mixed-use development complete with residential, office and institutional uses anchored by an innovation and logistic park. It is expected to be among the largest township developments of Filinvest.

Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) assistant vice president Carmelo Centeno; Filinvest Alabang, Inc. (FAI) vice president for Project Development for Townships Don Ubaldo; FLI senior vice president and business group head Francis Ceballos; FAI president and COO Catherine Ilagan; Filinvest Land, Inc. president and CEO Josephine Gotianun-Yap; BCDA president and CEO Vivencio Dizon; Capas, Tarlac Mayor Reynaldo Catacutan; Filinvest Land, Inc. senior vice president and deputy chief finance officer Venus Mejia; Broadway Malyan director Ed Baker; and Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary for Special Concerns Abdulgani Macatoman.

“Our vision is to create a modern, sustainable and smart city that will serve as an agent of change in shaping a stronger economy,” Filinvest Land Inc. president Josephine Gotianun Yap said.

“Filinvest is one of BCDA’s pioneer and integral partners in New Clark City, as we share the vision of creating opportunities in a modern and green metropolis. We look forward to seeing this new project come to life,” said BCDA president and CEO Vivencio Dizon.

Filinvest believes the township stands to benefit from the government’s support for the project through the participation of BCDA, as well as the benefits derived from being located in a Special Economic and Freeport Zone.

The location has benefited from the construction of transport infrastructure, such as the Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway and Clark International Airport, among others. These and the government’s planned future transport links, such as the Manila-Clark Highspeed Rail and Clark-Subic Cargo Rail, are expected to help bridge the distance between Clark and the Philippines’ major cities, as well as provide accessible inbound and outbound access for tourists and foreign investors.

As part of its commitment to build a sustainable community, Filinvest expects to apply for a Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) certification with respect to certain establishments in the township.

In November 2019, New Clark City will play host to the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), providing an opportunity to showcase the township’s readiness to do business. The facilities for the SEA Games include a world-class sports complex comprising an athletic stadium with a seating capacity of 20,000, an aquatic center with a seating capacity of 2,000 and an athletes’ village that can accommodate up to 1,000 athletes.