Morales: Mabalacat area in Clark can be attractive investment site for Capilion

MABALACAT CITY -- Mabalacat City Mayor Marino Morales said there are more areas in Clark that the Singaporean firm can relocate, especially in areas historically under the jurisdiction of the said third component city of Pampanga, which will still be attractive to the investor.

This stemmed after the some government officials and business leaders in Angeles City are not in conformity of the present location of Capilion Corp. Pte. Ltd. located near the Freeport’s main gate in the said city.

Capilion Corp. is a Singaporean firm that has signed a lease contract with Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for its P7-billion investment project inside the Clark Freeport Zone called as Clark Green Frontier (CGF).

Morales said that he is willing to help Capilion find a suitable location in Clark so as to keep the investor and its investments in Clark and avoid further controversies in the said project because of the present location.

Morales said that the gross income earned to be generated by the investment and employment of Capilion, if it will be relocated in Mabalacat area, will have a windfall in the city.

"Mabalacat is capable of supplying the employment needs of Capilion if we will be able to convince them to relocate in the Freeport under Mabalacat area," he said earlier.

Councilor Max Sangil of Angeles City also informed Morales that he is not against the Capilion project, per se, although the veteran councilor is not in conformity where it will be established in Clark.

According to Sangil, the location falls within the boundary Angeles City and considered a buffer zone in preparation for the full development of Clark airport in the future.

CGF told CDC that it will establish BPO offices, hotel, residential, commercial as well as retail enterprises once the project is realized.

Morales also stated that Capilion should stay in Clark as the project will help a lot of his constituents, especially in employment generation. Capilion is expected to initially employ 18,000 workers in its early years of operation and when it reaches its full capacity, about 75,000 jobs would be created.

The workers to be generated by CGF will have a “great impact” on the side of Mabalacat should the investment project decide to relocate in other areas, especially in an area under the jurisdiction of Mabalacat City. (PR)

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