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BCDA breaks ground on Marine headquarters

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State-run Bases Conversion and Development Authority said Wednesday it broke ground on the P28 -billion project to relocate the Philippine Marine Corps to Morong Discovery Park in Bataan from Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City.

“The start of construction works for Package 1 will help us get closer to our goal of providing a new, modern and state-of-the-art headquarters for the Marines that will support the operational efficiency of our troops in responding to national threats, in delivering aid during calamities, and in fostering peace and order across the country,” said BCDA chairman Delfin Lorenzana.

The Marines’ future headquarters is located at the eastern half of the Morong Discovery Park, directly facing the West Philippines Sea. It will also be accessible to major and access roads including the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway.

The Bataan location is deemed strategic for the Marines as it would help expedite emergency response and ease the deployment of troops. The new headquarters will also feature modern, state-of-the-art facilities to ensure more efficient operations, according to BCDA.

BCDA said the groundbreaking would jumpstart the construction of roads, utilities and other preparatory works under Package 1 which is scheduled for completion by 2024.

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