THE Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s Hitachi to develop the key features of the planned Clark Green City, one of the agency’s flagship projects.
Resulting from President Rodrigo Duterte’s state visit to Japan, the partnership will allow Hitachi Asia Ltd. and Hitachi Group unit The Power Grid Solution Ltd. to conduct feasibility studies to develop an energy management system, energy storage system, district cooling system and a total energy network system for Clark Green City through the establishment of a private utility company.
The feasibility studies are estimated to cost about P10 million and are expected to be finished within six months, the BCDA said.
The BCDA said the partnerships underscore the continuing ties between the Philippines and Japan. It also sees the partnerships as further bolstering the current administration’s vision to sustain the country’s growth through more infrastructure and economic projects.