New Clark City eyed as next top tourist haven in Luzon

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) is inviting investors to look into opportunities in New Clark City as the agency’s biggest land development is positioned to be the next top tourist destination in Luzon.

In a statement Thursday, BCDA senior vice president Joshua Bingcang said the agency is open to tourism investments in New Clark City both from foreign and local firms.

“Given its strategic location, rich biodiversity and vast open spaces, it is the perfect place for eco-theme parks and ecotourism projects,” he said.

Bingcang said the New Clark City is a promising tourist and investment destination in the region as the development is planned to be the country’s first smart and disaster-resilient city.

Surrounding infrastructure projects, both existing and in the pipeline, also make New Clark City an accessible destination for travelers.

These infrastructures include Clark International Airport, with its new passenger terminal became operational last May; the North-South Commuter Railway that will extend up to New Clark City; and road infrastructures currently being developed around the area, such as New Clark City to Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway Access Road and the New Clark City to Clark Airport Access Road.

The BCDA also aims to develop a public transportation system within the New Clark City.

The New Clark City also stands to benefit from the Luzon Bypass Infrastructure Project (LBIP) of BCDA and the Department of Information Communications and Technology where special economic zones including Clark and New Clark City will be equipped with fast internet services at 500,000 megabytes per second annually. (PNA)