Today's Breakfast With Ben press conference was held at the site of the New Clark City, showcasing recent developments in the government's ambitious infrastructure program. Build Build Build aims to modernize public infrastructure in the Philippines to boost economic growth and reduce poverty in the country.
The Build Build Build team, represented by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Socio-economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, and BCDA President Vince Dizon, graced the press briefing and site inspection of the New Clark City as members of the media got a glimpse of what is envisioned to be the first "smart and green city of the Philippines".
Phase 1 of the New Clark City includes a National Government Administrative Center (NGAC), a government hub which will house several national government agencies to ensure continuous business operations and public service delivery in case of disasters or natural calamities. World-class sports facilities and stadiums are also being built at the New Clark City in time for the country's hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.