Photo caption: Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) Vice President for Business Development Erwin Kenneth R. Peralta (third from left) presents updates and upcoming developments in Clark during the recent Singapore Airshow. BCDA photo

With the aim of building Clark’s reputation as an emerging aerotropolis, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) joined the inaugural Philippine Pavilion during the Singapore Airshow held last February 19 to 26, 2024. 

The BCDA participated alongside the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Department of Transportation, Clark International Airport Corp., Clark Development Corp., Asian Business Aviation Association, and Berthaphil CRK, bringing together leading industry players to showcase the Philippine aviation sector. 

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony launching the Philippine Pavilion, BCDA Vice President for Business Development Erwin Kenneth R. Peralta pitched Clark as a choice destination for investors given its accessibility via air, sea, and land travel. 

“Clark is perfectly positioned to become an aviation and logistics hub, being the only special economic zone that has its own international airport,” Peralta said. 

The BCDA official also discussed the opening of the Clark International Airport to New Clark City Access Road, which was recently inspected by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., and the ongoing construction of the North-South Commuter Railway, which will connect Clark all the way to Calamba, Laguna. 

He said investors may also enjoy ease of travel from Clark to the Subic Bay Freeport Zone via the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, which the BCDA also built. 

In addition, Peralta said the government is continuously improving the airside infrastructure in the Clark Civil Aviation Complex with plans to expand aprons and taxiways, and to construct a second runway in the airport. 

These efforts are part of BCDA’s global and holistic development approach called One Clark, where all its subsidiaries provide the scale needed to ensure that the whole Clark metropolis can compete with its Southeast Asian neighbors when it comes to being a top choice for businesses and investments.

The Singapore Airshow, Asia's premier international aerospace and defense exhibition, offers a vital platform for industry stakeholders to build alliances and drive transformative changes globally. This biennial event attracts high-level government and military delegations, along with senior corporate executives, fostering partnerships and sealing deals within the region.