Friday, December 17, 2004

BCDA, SBMA more harmonized

The new leadership of Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) have strengthened the complementation of these two special economic zones as the country’s international logistics hub. BCDA president and chief executive officer Narciso L. Abaya would like to ensure that adequate infrastructure will be built connecting both zones. Clark and Subic will be connected by an expressway.
It will also be complemented by the construction of North Rail. Economic activities generated from these two huge developments are expected to result in a spill over to the rest of Central Luzon. The commitment of both agencies will be forged during the Subic-Clark Alliance for Development Forum to be conducted next week. The forum will also be a venue for the new heads of agencies to be familiar with the SCAD concept and at the same time know the thrusts and future plans and projects of their counterpart agencies.
Abaya said the unified direction toward SCAD’s long-term plans and programs in relation to each agency’s plans and programs will be discussed. We want to identify the bottlenecks, policies as well and hope to address them holistically," he added