Spread over 9,450-hectare, New Clark City in Philippines is envisioned to be a new metropolis that will be bigger than New York’s Manhattan. Expected to be complete in 25-30 years, the city will be developed in phases.
New Clark City will feature mixed-use real estate developments for housing, a business continuity center that would also house national government agencies, an agro-industrial park and an international food market. The city will have wide pedestrian lanes, exclusive bicycle lanes, and an integrated mass transit lane. Phase 1 of the project is expected to be completed in 2022.
Ground breaking for the project was done on 23rd January this year and initially a project involving the development of a 40-hectare land where a government building will be built. A world-class Sports Complex with an Aquatics and Athletics Center will be completed in less than two years and will serve as a venue for the athletics and water sports event of the 30th SEA Games scheduled on the last quarter of 2019. The Stadium shall have a seating capacity of 20,000 while the Aquatic Center shall have a seating capacity of 2,000.
Once completed in 2019, the project’s Phase1B will commence for the construction of additional government office buildings, government housing units, and support service facilities on a 20-hectare land. Aside from this, small-scale retail and services facilities including banks, health centers, and hotels will be put up in adjacent zones.