CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Feb. 24 (PIA) -- Clark Development Corporation (CDC) is eyeing to make available about 80 hectares of land by relocating the Philippine Air Force (PAF) housing that is currently inside its Freeport.
CDC Vice President for Administration and Finance Mariza Mandocdoc said moving PAF housing to the Clark Special Economic Zone in Tarlac could give way to the rising of a new city.
"Clark has very limited available land. If there will be a relocation of the PAF facility, then we can make available fresh lands for lease. 80 hectares is a very big land," she stated.
Clark Air Base was built in 1903 as a United States military facility. It became Clark International Airport and PAF Air Force City following the departure of American forces in 1991.
Meanwhile, Mandocdoc added that CDC also aims to make Clark a model customs system in partnership with the Bureau of Customs (BOC).
"We will try to see how else we can improve the movement of goods because it is very essential in manufacturing. We will make the entry of goods in our businesses quicker and ensure fast production so that the products will be shipped out immediately. That is what we are looking forward to," she explained.
CDC targets to perk up businesses inside Clark by ensuring the rapid movements of goods in the zone through efficient systems with the BOC.
Through the said initiative, CDC focuses in helping the locators and companies inside the Freeport for more efficient services to their clients.
"We want our services to allow our locators to operate at the least cost, and to lower their expenses in whatever transactions. We are planning on the right policies to implement or what we can add to fix the systems. We are always deliberating about everything to better serve our locators," she stated.
Clark Freeport Zone has been home to foreign and local locators since 1993 including American, Japanese, Taiwanese, Korean, and other key corporations. (CLJD/JLDC-PIA 3)