No damage in SEA Games venues, says BCDA

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 23 2019 06:24 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has assured that the venues to be used for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in New Clark City and the new passenger terminal building being constructed at the Clark International Airport did not sustain any damage despite the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that jolted Luzon Monday.

The new terminal building is a project of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the BCDA. The sports facilities being constructed for the SEA Games are part of New Clark City Phase 1A being developed by BCDA and its partner, MTD Philippines.

There were also no reported casualty and major incident in both project sites.

The BCDA said work resumed immediately Tuesday morning at both sites after thorough inspection showed no damage to any of the structures.

The new terminal building at the Clark International Airport, to be finished mid-2020, will increase passenger capacity by 8 million.

The New Clark City-National Government Administrative Center (NGAC), which includes the sports facilities, meanwhile will be finished by September, well ahead of the SEA Games in November 2019.

The NGAC also involves the development of back-up offices of various agencies to ensure continuous business operations and services for the people in case of disasters or natural calamities.

“The fact that the NGAC project did not suffer any damage attests to its viability and effectiveness as a government resiliency center, and a site for Integrated Operations Center for national contingencies,” BCDA said.

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