Dennis Uy to bring BGC to Pampanga

MABALACAT, Pampanga— Dennis Uy-led firm Udenna Corporation gave the press a sneak peek of what its envisions as the “new center” of business in the country.

Uy said Clark Global City, a 177-hectare development within the Clark Freeport Zone in Mabalacat, Pampanga will be the new “Bonifacio Global City" within 10 years.

“Clark Global City will offer a global business destination and spur economic transformation outside of Metro Manila, complementing the government’s efforts to spread growth across the country,” Uy said.

THE NEW CENTER. Udenna Corporation aims to make Clark Global City the new business hub of the country. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

THE NEW CENTER. Udenna Corporation aims to make Clark Global City the new business hub of the country.

Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Udenna poured some initial P6 billion for the “horizontal development” of the area, which includes roads, drainage, and common areas. The “vertical development,” which includes office buildings, hotels, dormitories, and other recreational spaces will be open to local and foreign investors. 

Grand Plans

Over the next 10 years, Udenna envisioned the area to have a huge SM mall, a 5-star hotel, a resort and casino, office buildings, dormitories, and a University. 

The development will also feature an “iconic tower” which they claim will rival the Macau tower and Paris’ Eiffel Tower.

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT. Clark Global City's master plan includes a big SM mall, hotels, casinos, and office buildings. Photo by Udenna Corporation

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT. Clark Global City's master plan includes a big SM mall, hotels, casinos, and office buildings.

Photo by Udenna Corporation

For all plans to materalize, Wilfredo Placino, Udenna’s vice chairman and managing director, said they invited investors “to put up basic amenities.”

“There are around 9 ‘hot’ negotiations and the next 3 months, we will be disclosing most of them, and those are just local [investors].”

Placino revealed they will be rolling out road shows in Hong Kong, China, and Japan to attract the international market.

"We want to invite investors to put up basic amenities. We are looking to donate a portion of the area for schools, another area for church," Placino said.

Connectivity

Uy said that the development will help decongest Metro Manila and is in line with the government’s master plan.

Ralf Rivas

A sociologist by heart, a journalist by profession. Ralf is Rappler's business reporter, covering macroeconomy, government finance, companies, and agriculture.

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