CLARK Development Corporation (CDC) and Green Antz Builders Inc. recently launched a research and development facility that aims to convert residual wastes into eco-friendly construction materials.
CDC President and Chief Executive Officer Manuel Gaerlan with CDC Chairman Edgardo Pamintuan, and Green Antz Builders Inc., President Rommel Benig led the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the facility.
Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Director-General Allan Garcia was also present during the event.
Located near the Clark Skills and Training Center, the facility called “Eco Hub” houses various equipment that will help generate eco-friendly supplies and products, including eco-bricks, pervious pavers, and green pavers among others.
According to CDC-External Affairs Division (EAD), the facility will also provide livelihood opportunities for people residing near the freeport.
The state-owned corporation also hopes to raise the collective awareness of Clark locators to integrate an eco-friendly approach in their businesses.
CDC and Green Antz also envision the project to further promote solid waste recycling campaign and strengthen the implementation of various environmental programs in Clark.
Meanwhile, other CDC executives and officials who witnessed the launching of the facility were CDC Vice President for Administration and Finance Mariza Mandocdoc, CDC Vice President for Legal Affairs Josep Jepri Miranda, CDC Vice President for Engineering Servies Group Ralph Mamauag, and CDC-EAD Assistant Vice President Rommel Narciso.
Green Antz Builders Administrative Director Ma. Concepcion Benig was also present.
In January 2019, CDC and Green Antz signed a memorandum of agreement for the development of the facility that supports green advocacy.