Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed during the state visit of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in September this year, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Enterprise Singapore conducted a second round of business-to-business (B2B) and industry-focused meetings in Singapore with some of the region’s urban development leaders to move forward with the implementation of its plans and projects for New Clark City.
The MOU signed between the BCDA and Enterprise Singapore in September 2022 aims to foster collaboration on business or investment opportunities in New Clark City, technologies exchange, and bilateral promotions of businesses.
Among the companies they conducted meetings with in Singapore are in the fields of diversified environmental services, engineering, information and communications technology (ICT), aviation solutions, and smart city technologies.
“As urbanization continues, we at BCDA understand that smart city technologies and public transport solutions are important in realizing a sustainable and inclusive future for New Clark City. We are very fortunate to partner with Enterprise Singapore who helps us forge connections with some of the global urban mobility and smart city leaders. Through their expertise and experience, we will be able to embed global best practices not just in New Clark City but across all the infrastructure projects we are developing,” said BCDA President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Aileen R. Zosa.
Among the New Clark City projects pitched were the Common ICT Infrastructure Network, the Data Center Colocation Facility Project, the New Clark City Affordable Housing Project, the New Clark City Estate and Facilities Management Services, as well as the Operations and Maintenance of New Clark City’s Sports Facilities.
Its MOU with Enterprise Singapore enables BCDA to increase its understanding of emerging technologies and solutions used in urban development via knowledge sharing and awareness building activities. The MOU also facilitates access for Singapore companies and relevant stakeholders interested to partner in the development of New Clark City.
On the sidelines of the second round of B2B meetings in Singapore, the BCDA delegation also attended the recently-concluded 2022 Singapore International Transport Congress & Exhibition (SITCE), the leading public transport event in Asia Pacific, where it gathered over 130 urban mobility innovators across the globe.