BCDA GETS SUPPORT FROM WB TO CREATE A DISASTER-RESILIENT CLARK GREEN CITY

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THE state-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has gotten support from the World Bank to make Clark Green City disaster-resilient, according to a BCDA official. BCDA President and Chief Executive Arnel Paciano Casanova said he recently met with World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change Rachel Kyte who expressed support for the BCDA in developing the Clark Green City to cope with the effects of climate change. The meeting was also attended by World Bank Country Director Motoo Konishi and senior World Bank executives. “We are very happy and excited to work with the World Bank to build the country’s first smart, green and disaster-resilient metropolis,” Casanova said. According to him, the World Bank will assist the BCDA in the areas of innovation and sustainable green development. “The World Bank will help the BCDA link with centers of excellence and institutions to learn the best practices in making Clark Green City disaster resilient,” Casanova said.

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