Clark Freeport — As part of its ‘ease of doing business’ advocacy, Clark Development Corporation (CDC) is set to enhance and modernize its business systems and processes, making the state-firm more responsive to needs of locators especially under the pandemic.
During his recent meeting with the CDC management team and executive officers, newly-appointed CDC President and CEO Manuel R. Gaerlan underscored his plans to integrate new technology in the state-owned firm’s frontline processes.
Gaerlan directed his team to focus on upgrading CDC’s systems and methods using up-to-date technology that will bring about better delivery of services and experience to all locators, and stakeholders here. This is in view of the demands for more online business processing in order to help keep stakeholders safe.
Gaerlan said he wanted modern technology to be incorporated and utilized to their maximum potentials to promote the ease of doing business. This should be made more evident during the pandemic as various CDC offices need to adapt alternative modes of communication to handle business concerns of stakeholders and visitors alike.
Gaerlan is confident that the same technology integrated into CDC’s own systems, methods, and processes will eventually attract more investments in the areas of manufacturing, logistics, and tourism.
For a national recovery after the pandemic, Clark and all other economic zones must continuously deliver services to stakeholders that are par with, or better than, international standards.
All the innovations are being implemented under the “reset, rebound and recover” directions given by the new CDC leadership.
The new CDC head also believes that the implementation of this plan will redound to a more favorable investment climate in the Freeport – making Clark closer to achieving its goal of being a premiere aerotropolis and a preferred meeting, incentives, conferences, and exhibits (MICE) destination in the Asia Pacific Region.
Meanwhile, in consonance with the plans to automate frontline services and transactions here, CDC, in partnership with the Landbank of the Philippines launched an online payment option. This new process aims to provide Clark locators an easier, faster, and more convenient way to pay their dues.
Through the Linkbiz.Portal, locators can now pay their permits and other fees to CDC. Payments for Lease Rentals (under Treasury Division), Visa-Related fees (under BDBEG), Alien Employment Permit, Dependents Visa, Downgrading of Visa, Optional Express Lane Fee, Photocopy ACR iCARD, Provisional Permit to Work PPW, SCWV excess limit, Special Working Permit SWP, Subic Clark Working Visa can also be made via this new option.
Aside from this, more programs and projects spearheaded by Business Development and Business Enhancement Group (BDBEG) and CDC- Information Technology Division (ITD) are also in the pipeline to develop new approaches in accelerating corporate processes in the Freeport.
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