European Union delegates visit Clark, Subic

TRENGTHENING RELATIONSHIP WITH EU. Clark Development Corporation (CDC) Chairman Atty. Edgardo D. Pamintuan (center) together with CDC Director Maricris Ang-Carlos (right) welcomed the European Union delegates at the Quest Plus Conference Center – Clark. (CDC-CD Photo)

CLARK FREEPORT — A delegation from the European Union visited this Freeport and Subic Bay Freeport Zone for their Business Mission to the Philippines recently.

Led by Ambassador Luc Véron, some 14 European ambassadors were welcomed by Clark Development Corporation (CDC) Chairman Atty. Edgardo D. Pamintuan together with CDC Directors Atty. Bryan Matthew C. Nepomuceno and Maricris Ang-Carlos during a program held at the Quest Plus Conference Center-Clark.

The said event was spearheaded by the Subic-Clark Alliance for Development (SCAD) headed by its Executive Director Atty. Carminda Fabros wherein ambassadors from Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, and Sweden attended.

“We hope that there will be more investors from the European Union. We shall continue to cultivate our relationship with foreign communities to help us build a healthy business environment that protects and prioritizes the well-being of all stakeholders not only in Clark, but in the Subic-Clark-Tarlac corridor,” Pamintuan said.

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES CONVERGE. The European Union delegation, headed by Ambassador Luc Véron, (left, on stage) toured the Clark Freeport Zone and Subic Bay Freeport Zone for their Business Mission to the Philippines. CDC Chairman Atty. Edgardo D. Pamintuan (center, on stage) and Véron both delivered their welcome message. (CDC-CD Photo)

Meanwhile, CDC Vice President for Engineering Services Group Jose Miguel Dela Rosa represented CDC President and CEO Atty. Agnes VST Devanadera to present the Clark Freeport Zone to the ambassadors.

He discussed how Clark is positioned as a preferred business, tourism, and MICE destination to become a catalyst of growth and nation building.

Dela Rosa also highlighted the various European companies that have invested in this Freeport and showcased the world-class facilities and services available in Clark, as well as its security and accessibility.

“The security of the Clark Freeport Zone is one of its strategic advantages compared to other zones. CCTV cameras are located in strategic areas and the main Freeport zone is also fenced,” he said.

“Let’s talk about accessibility. Foreign travelers have quick access to Clark either through Manila or directly from Clark International Airport. As you can see, it is also linked to other countries that could have access to the airport,” he added.

To further elaborate about the airport, Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) Officer-in-Charge Darwin L. Cunanan also prepared a presentation to show the world-class Clark International Airport to the delegation before heading for the tour.

The visit of the European Union Delegation to the Clark Freeport Zone and Subic Bay Freeport Zone aims to strengthen the relationship between the European Union and the Philippines.

The said event was supported by the CIAC and CDC-Business Development and Business Enhancement Group (BDBEG) officers. CDC and SCAD are committed to further promote economic growth and development not only in the Freeport zones, but the entire region.