By next year, it will no longer take a long period of time to get to the venues of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games inside the sprawling New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac.
The road to the venues of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games will be shorter by September because a six-lane highway is already under construction and is expected to be finished by September.
Bases Conversion Development Authority president and CEO Vicencio Dizon said this following an ocular inspection of venues to be used for the Games.
“Iyung daanang mahaba, hindi na po iyun ang dadaanan para sa SEA Games. Mayroon na pong six-lane highway. It’s already under construction,” said Dizon.
Building the highway will cost the government an estimated P450 million.
It will be known as the 6.98-km New Clark City-Mac Arthur Access Road, which is expected to reduce travel time between Manila North Road and New Clark City from 90 minutes to 30 minutes.
The road is part of a P14.94 Billion Phase I project of the Central Luzon Link Expressway, which is a 30-km stretch road that’s under construction from Tarlac City to Cabanatuan City.
During the presentation, BCDA officials said facilities that will be used for the coming 2019 Southeast Asian Games will now include a high-performance gymnasium.
Officials of the BCDA made their recent presentation in the presence of Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee chairman Allan Peter Cayetano and former special assistant to the president Christopher “Bong” Go.
The gymnasium will consist of all the facilities that are necessary for the scientific training and development of national athletes.
The facilities will soon include a nutrition lab, technology room, treadmill room and a gymnastics’ area.
Work is now in progress on venues that will be used for the Games, which are set to be held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 6.
The area north of Manila will include a 20,000-seat athletics stadium, a 2,000-seat aquatics center, an Athletes’ Village and other support facilities.