CLARK FREEPORT -- Officials of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) announced the upgrading of the firefighting capability of the state-owned firm with the acquisition of a modern fire truck worth P29 million.

The new fire truck is capable of handling emergency situations, even on high-rise-buildings at this Freeport zone.

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CDC Vice-President Frank Madlangbayan of the Operations and Technical Services said the procurement of the new fire truck from South Korea was necessary because of the increasing number of investments, including construction of high-rise buildings here and nearby Metro Clark areas.

Madlangbayan said the state-owned firm has now three fire trucks that can be dispatched should there be an emergency in the area.

Madlangbayan also said that CDC is also coordinating with the nearby Local Government Units for augmentation purposes vis-à-vis emergency cases should CDC’s assistance is requested by local officials and their respective fire departments.

PSD Manager Nick Targa added that 12 new firefighter staff were added and presently undergoing special training.

CDC will continue to upgrade its services and facilities to compliment the growing number of investors and locators in Clark, and the expected entry of more investments in the near future, Madlangbayan said.