Construction of Clark intermodal terminal starts

October 29, 2021 Christian D. Supnad 263 views

CLARK FREEPORT – Amid the pandemic, a world-class intermodal transportation terminal will soon rise inside this Freeport as Premiere Clark Complex Inc. (PCCI), a subsidiary of SM Prime Holdings Inc., and Clark Development Corp. (CDC) led by its Chairman Edgardo D. Pamintuan broke ground for the construction of the terminal hub.

Pamintuan said the development of the facility will make Clark “the transportation hub in Central Luzon.”

PCCI committed some P2 billion investments for the terminal’s development. It will be a four-storey structure which features some ancillary facilities such as waiting areas, restrooms and other services.

It will also create 1,000 direct employment opportunities and some 800 job vacancies during the course of its construction.

The agreement was signed by CDC President and CEO Manuel R. Gaerlan and SM Prime President Jeffrey Lim.

Aside from Pamintuan, also present during the groundbreaking rites were CDC Chief-of-Staff and Vice President for Engineering Services Group Dennis C. Legaspi, SM Supermalls Vice President Bien Mateo, SM Assistant Vice President for North Luzon Junias Eusebio, SM Supermalls Regional Operations Manager North IV Andrea Madlangbayan, and SM City Clark Mall Manager Jerwin Jalandoni.

Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr., Angeles City Councilor JC Parker, Mabalacat City Vice Mayor Gerald Guttrie Aquino, and Clark Global City President Freddie Placino were also present at the event.

For his part, Mateo said the transport terminal will complement other government infrastructure projects under the “Build, Build, Build” program.

“This new structure will accommodate upcoming demands brought about by the government’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ project in the region such as the Clark PNR, Clark International Airport expansion, and New Clark City among others,” he said.

The intermodal transport terminal is envisioned to improve the efficiency of public transportation in the Freeport. It will provide a sufficient number of departure bays for public utility jeepneys, bus rapid transit, shuttle services, taxis and other modes of land transportation.

It can be recalled that the CDC and SM Prime signed the lease agreement for the project last June.