In February 2018, Surbana Jurong, one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Philippines’ Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport and Urban Development (JOIN) on the development of New Clark City.
In the agreement, Surbana Jurong will work with BCDA and JOIN to draft the development management framework, design standard guidelines and environmental guidelines to complement the masterplan of New Clark City.
Surbana Jurong will also help in utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to entice investors to New Clark City. It will also advise in the implementation plan of pioneer developers in New Clark City such as Filinvest Land, Inc.’s mixed-use industrial real estate developments, and MTD Capital Berhad’s National Government Administrative Center. It will also establish the framework of a smart city concept that will have fully-integrated infrastructure and utilities for power, water, sewerage, information and communication technology (ICT), security, and traffic management.
The 9,450-hectare New Clark City is envisioned to be a new metropolis that will rise in the Clark Special Economic Zone, in Capas and Bamban, Tarlac. It is designed to be the country’s first smart, green, disaster-resilient city, where nature, lifestyle, business, education, and industries converge, and will be at par with other modern cities in the world. New Clark City will feature mixed-use real estate developments for housing, a business continuity center that would also house national government agencies, an agro-industrial park and an international food market. The city will have wide pedestrian lanes, exclusive bicycle lanes, and an integrated mass transit lane.
“Surbana Jurong is proud to support BCDA and JOIN in developing New Clark City into the next big metropolis and become a showcase to the world of a smart and green city. We will leverage our over 50 years of urban and infrastructure development expertise and our global capabilities to manage the development of the city, and help the Philippine Government bring this vision to reality,” Surbana Jurong’s Group Chief Executive Officer Wong Heang Fine said.
Wong Heang Fine added, “New Clark City has tremendous potential, and we are committed to be long-term partners in the city’s growth. The transformation of this area will bring about sustainable growth and create jobs locally, and ultimately bring about long-lasting economic and social benefits for the country. We look forward to working together with BCDA and JOIN, as well as international investors and local communities, in making this project a success.”
About Surbana Jurong
Surbana Jurong is one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms. Leveraging technology and creativity, Surbana Jurong provides one-stop consultancy solutions across the entire value chain of the urbanisation, industrialisation and infrastructure domains.
Headquartered in Singapore, Surbana Jurong has a global workforce of 14,000 employees in more than 120 offices across over 40 countries in Asia, Australia, UK, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, and an annual turnover of around S$1.5 billion.
Surbana Jurong has a track record of over 50 years, and has built more than a million homes in Singapore, crafted master plans for more than 30 countries and developed over 50 industrial parks globally.
Through our member company SMEC, Surbana Jurong has been operating in the Philippines since 1974 and our office is based in Manila. We provide solutions to projects in a wide range of sectors, including water and environment, power and energy, highways and transportation, agriculture, and more.Some of our projects in the Philippines include the North South Commuter Rail (NSCR) project, the North Luzon Expressway and the Bubunawan Mini-Hydropower Project.