CLARKFIELD, Pampanga – The state-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said it has awarded the contract to improve and rehabilitate some 19.4-kilometers of existing roads leading to and within Clark Green City to the winning bidder, 4B Construction Corporation.
4B Construction Corporation’s bid of P45.9 million was declared the lowest calculated and responsive bid. The approved budget for the contract was P78.3 million. The winning bid gives P32.4 million savings to government.
“We look forward to having a long standing partnership with 4B Construction Corp. as we build the roads to and within Clark Green City. The sooner we achieve this, the faster we can proceed in developing the country’s first smart, green and disaster-resilient metropolis,” BCDA President and CEO Arnel Paciano D. Casanova said.
Eight other firms tendered their respective bids namely: D.K. Jocson Construction, Haidee Construction, IPM Construction Corporation, Leadway Construction, New Kanlaon Construction, Subiccon Corporation, Tokwing Construction, and WERR Corporation.
Casanova pointed out that once completed, the road improvement project will provide a greater level of accessibility to the Clark Green City site and allow heavy construction equipment to go to the Clark Green City site even during the rainy season.
“The improved roads will allow all types of vehicles, including heavy equipment to effortlessly reach the area all year round. The road network will lay the foundation for building the new metropolis,” he said.
Earlier, Casanova said that the roads will play a vital role in the development of the area, not to mention increase its land value and economic potential and attractiveness to interested investors and proponents.
The improved roads will service the development of Clark Green City’s Phase 1 which covers 288 hectares as well as the future site of University of the Philippines (UP) Campus and other institutional areas BCDA has forged with other government agencies.
UP has expressed its plans to break ground in the first quarter of 2016 for its 70-hectare Clark Green City Campus.
Just a couple of weeks ago, sole bidder Filinvest Land, Inc. one of the country’s leading real estate developers, tendered a valid bid of One Hundred Sixty Million Pesos (PhP160,000,000.00) or approximately Three Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars (USD3,600,000.00) for the contract to become BCDA’s joint venture partner in the development of 288 hectares of Clark Green City. The contract is expected to be awarded next month.
The entire Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone in the province of Tarlac, Philippines and is envisioned to be the first smart, disaster-resilient and green city in the Philippines.
At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy or roughly four percent share in the county’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Located at the Clark Special Economic Zone, Clark Green City is positioned strategically between highly urbanizing cities of San Fernando, Angeles and Olongapo in Central Luzon as well as the cities of San Carlos, Dagupan and Urdaneta in Northern Luzon. It is also near the Clark International Airport and the Subic Seaport.
The strategic location and its connectivity to major cities in Central Luzon through the country’s expressways like NLEX, SCTEX, TPLEX and soon the CLEX will allow the convergence from north, east, south, and west, and serve a catchment population of some 12 million people.