After two years of restricted access due to the pandemic, New Clark City (NCC) in Capas, Tarlac, has reopened to the public, allowing Filipinos to witness the splendor of this rising metropolis that showcases art, culture and culture. architecture and nature in one place.
To celebrate this milestone, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), together with its development partner, MTD Philippines Inc., will host a grand reopening event at NCC on May 28-29, following the smooth reopening of the area on May 7th.
“With the easing of closures, BCDA felt it was the right time to reopen New Clark City to the public and allow visitors to experience what this future metropolis has to offer. We hope this decision will lift the spirits of Filipinos after two years of battling the virus and inspire optimism that recovery is on the horizon,” Atty said. Aristotle B. Batuhan, BCDA Officer in Charge, President and CEO.
With the reopening, visitors can now visit CNC every weekend, with free access to the open spaces and viewing areas of its world-class sports facilities.
This comes after two years of restriction due to the pandemic, which prompted the BCDA to convert the National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) and New Clark City Athletes’ Village into instant medical and isolation facilities as part of the efforts to strengthen the country’s health. care system.
Grand Opening Celebration
TO give the public a taste of what CNC has to offer now, a grand reopening event filled with food, music, entertainment and sports will energize CNC the weekend of May 28-29.
The festivities will kick off with a ceremonial bike ride and fun run on May 28, which will be joined by runners, cycling enthusiasts, duathletes, triathletes, as well as national athletes returning from the 31st Southeast Asian Games. in Hanoi, Vietnam. A free zumba class will follow to get the adrenaline pumping.
Local bands and artists from Central Luzon will treat visitors to an evening street party, with food trucks lined up on site to satisfy the crowds and their taste buds.
The following day, cycling clothing brand Twin Cycle Gear (TCG) will hold its first NCC cycling race with around 500 participants expected.
Nature and art, together
Designed as an inclusive, disaster-resistant, sustainable and smart metropolis, NCC features wide open spaces, jogging and biking trails, parks and sidewalks, making it an ideal outdoor destination.
Its world-class sports facilities also make it a hotspot for sports tourism in the country.
One of the things to look forward to when visiting New Clark City is the 4.5-hectare River Park, which includes a 1.4-mile walkway along the Cutcut River. With the perfect blend of art and nature, the park is home to rich flora and fauna along the banks with various installation artworks from Filipino artists on full display.
Observation decks have also been opened to allow visitors to view the NCC’s signature sports facilities, namely the Athletics Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, both of which hosted the Southeast Asian Games. of 2019.
“Whether it’s jogging, biking, sightseeing, strolling in the park, or having a picnic, there are a number of things you can do in New Clark City. We want to offer this place as an option for a day trip or a weekend getaway for athletes, art and nature lovers, travelers and families,” Batuhan said.
Other offerings will also be made available to the public in the future, especially athletes who wish to use CNC’s state-of-the-art sports facilities for their training.
Visitors to Metro Manila can access New Clark City via the seamless connection of the North Luzon Expressway to the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx), specifically via the latter’s Dolores or Concepcion exit. Soon, the access road from SCTEx to NCC will also be open to the public to shorten travel time. Meanwhile, local and overseas travelers can also explore NCC via nearby Clark International Airport.