Clark City’s Southeast Asian (SEA) Games facilities are now 85% complete, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) confirmed on Tuesday, July 2.
New Clark City’s BCDA partner Malaysian infrastructure developer MTD Philippines announced earlier in June that its work is already 80-percent complete and will be fully finished on August 31.
“We are on the track of meeting the actual deadline set by the government of finishing it by October 15. And we are actually eyeing to meet our self-imposed deadline of August 31,” revealed Patrick P. Nicholas David, MTD Philippines president to media.
The 30th SEA Games facilities being completed now include the 2,000-seater Aquatic Center, the 1.4-kilometer Riverpark, and the Athletes’ Village.
The 20,000-seater Athletics Stadium was earlier completed in May.
Clark City’s construction in Capas, Tarlac started on March 15, 2018, with the government projecting an 18-month development program for the November 30 to December 11 biennial athletics meet for Southeast Asian nations.
MTD Philippines hired 8,000 workers for 247 work on the site to allow the fast-tracking of development. Most materials were locally sourced.
Global Filipino architecture firm Budji Royal designed the Athletics Stadium, the New Clark Airport, among other facilities.
Some 10,000 athletes from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam are expected to arrive in the Clark City Sports Complex to compete in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
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