Testing of SEA Games facilities in New Clark City to start next month: BCDA


Posted at Aug 05 2019 10:13 AM | Updated as of Aug 05 2019 12:16 PM

The stadium at the New Clark City, among facilities government is building for the country’s hosting of the SEA Games later this year, is almost finished. Photo: BCDA

MANILA - The Bases and Conversion and Development Authority on Monday said it would start testing facilities for the South East Asian (SEA) Games, located inside the New Clark City, as early as September.

Construction of Phase 1 of New Clark City in Tarlac, which is slated to open in November, is "a bit ahead of schedule," BCDA president and CEO Vince Dizon told ANC.

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"We’re actually a bit ahead of schedule. We should be able to test the facilities for the South East Asian Games as early as next month," Dizon said.

At least 2 government buildings where satellite offices of state agencies will be set up are also "almost done," he said.

Hiring talents for the construction was no longer an issue, Dizon said, as the project opened opportunities even for the indigenous people in the northern part of Luzon.

Dizon said at least 500 Aetas were working on the project.

The weather, however, is likely to pose a challenge to the project, he said.

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