By Ed Velasco, August 6 2018; The Manila Times
Image Credit to National Economic and Development Authority
THE National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) in the Capas, Tarlac side of Clark Green City is certain to be completed by October 2019 as two sites in the project will be used for the Southeast Asian Games next year, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the contractor affirmed.
According to NEDA Director General Ernesto Pernia, the NGAC is a testament to government’s commitment to spread growth to the regions while easing congestion in Metro Manila.
“At the same time, the NGAC will ensure a more organized bureaucracy and faster processes, bringing government workers and government agencies spatially closer together,” the director general explained further.
Its main purpose is to bring together all the government offices in Region 3 and Metro Manila so that those transacting business with any government agency need not go to different places.
AlloyMTD, the Malaysian conglomerate that builds the center at no cost to the government, said four big sub-contractors are building the project. Isaac David, the conglomerate’s chairman, said the administration center is patterned after Putrajaya in Malaysia.
David added that aside from being strategic, Clark is not sitting on any fault line that can move and cause massive damages to property anytime.
The Capas side of Clark Green City is located 131 kilometers north of Manila. Motorists can reach the area in two-and-a-half hours from Ayala Avenue in Edsa and an additional hour when travelling during rush hour.