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New Clark City, the Philippines’ First Smart, Disaster-Resilient City

The New Clark City, also called Clark Green City, is one of the flagship projects of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program, which aims to decongest Metro Manila, the nation’s largest urban center.

The 9,540-hectare development, located in the Clark Special Economic Zone in Capas and Bamban, Tarlac, is envisioned to be the country’s first smart, sustainable, and disaster-resilient metropolis—where nature, business, education, and technology coexist.

The first phase of the development, spearheaded by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)—the same group behind the progressive development of the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig—is expected to be completed in 2022.

BCDA describes the ambitious project as “mixed-use real estate developments for housing, a business continuity center, which will house national government agencies, an agro-industrial park, and an international food market.

“The city [will] also have wide pedestrian …