Infra program needs momentum – BCDA chief


CLARK, PAMPANGA: The infrastructure development program initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte will need more than five years to gain momentum that will be significant enough to keep it going through completion, an executive of the Bases Conversion Development Authority said on Thursday.

“If we start the momentum now and extend it to 2020, it would be hard to stop that momentum,” BCDA President and Chief Executive Officer Vince Dizon said during the Asia CEO Forum on Wednesday in Clark.

“We’re not gonna be able to finish in five years. The key is momentum,” Dizon said.

The government is now in the throes of developing the airport, the railway connecting Manila to Clark, and the plan to create a world-class Philippine Sports City, Dizon noted

“Americans chose Clark and Subic. They must have seen something here to put their military assets in Clark and Subic,” Dizon said.

Global Gateway Clark President Michael Russell noted during the same forum that “Clark is the next generation growth area,” the future of Luzon, next to Metro Manila.

Russell said investors must do business in Clark.

TaskUs, a business process outsourcing company, said that plans are underway to relocate its operations to Clark from Angeles City next month.

The company is eyeing to grow its workforce to 1,500 from the current 500 employees in Angeles, before the end of the year, Vice President for Operations Chico Inong said.


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