CLARK FREEPORT -- The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has given Original Proponent Status (OPS) to MTD Capital Berhad for the
development of a 60-hectare portion of the National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) in New Clark City, amounting to P12.7 billion.
The issuance of a Certificate of Successful Negotiation that confers the OPS to MTD Capital Berhad also signals the opening of the competitive (Swiss) challenge for the said development.
Interested proponents may participate in the competitive challenge to be BCDA’s Joint Venture partner by submitting their letter of interest to apply for eligibility and submit a proposal to the BCDA Joint Venture Selection Committee for NGAC and purchasing the eligibility documents starting November 10. Pursuant to the BCDA 2017 Joint Venture Guidelines, MTD Capital Berhad has the right to outbid the declared best proposal from the private sector challengers.
A Pre-Eligibility Conference will be held on November 24, 2017 at the BCDA Corporate Center. Submission of eligibility documents is scheduled on December 11. BCDA is set to announce the final winner in January 2018.
MTD Capital Berhad submitted its unsolicited proposal earlier this year. Among the salient features in its proposal are the construction of an extension office of the Philippine President and executive buildings, site development for embassies and international schools, construction of housing for government employees, building sports facilities, a central communications and security command center, public schools, a government hospital, a public library, and community centers.
The National Government Administrative Center is envisioned to house satellite offices of various government agencies. The future development will include an Integrated Operations Center and Disaster Risk and Recovery Center, which shall serve as a back-up (redundancy) facility to provide continuous business and service by the National Government. It will also house sports facilities, including housing for athletes for the national training center.
The Phase 1A of the establishment of the National Government Administrative Center is projected to be completed by the end of 2019.
New Clark City, BCDA’s most ambitious project to date, is a new metropolis that will rise within the Clark Special Economic Zone, in Capas and Bamban, Tarlac. It is envisioned to be the country’s first and only smart and green city, which will feature mixed-use real estate developments, an agro-industrial park, and a food processing terminal.
The New Clark City complements other BCDA big-ticket projects namely, the Clark International Airport expansion and the Subic-Clark Cargo Railway, aimed at providing interconnectivity in the whole archipelago, and provide an efficient mass transportation for Filipinos. (PR)
Published in the SunStar Pampanga newspaper on November 15, 2017.
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