_LOS ANGELES, Ca. – The proposed multi-million peso sporting event and training center inside Clark Freeport gets a boost as trade representatives here in the United States has committed to help promote the investment potentials of the project.
A report submitted by Noel G. Tulabut, assistant manager for Public Relations Department of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) states that the proposed Clark STAR (Sports Training, Amusement and Recreation Center) project ws recently presented to the Philippine Trade Representative Office (PTRO) here.
Tulabut met with Archimedes Gomez, Philippine Trade Representative for Southern California as part of the initial promotions for Clark STAR. He is in the US at no cost to the government owned corporation.
__“We are just so glad that significant projects at the Freeport like the Clark STAR is getting much-needed support by Philippine authorities abroad. This is one big boost where the end result would be jobs and livelihood for thousands of our countrymen,” said Tulabut.
“Once all the necessary pertinent information that we need are in, we could present the Clark STAR to prospective investors here,” Tulabut quoted said Gomez as saying. The PTRO is mandated to help bring in investment projects to the Philippines by US-based companies.
Gomez has initially identified some organizations and investment houses that could be tapped or urged to take a look at the potentials of the Clark STAR project.
These include the Council on Trade and Investments for Filipino Americans and the Vnesto Capital, among others.
“This is one good project and we hope to be able to help in its promotion and eventual implementation. “ Gomez said.
Clark STAR is a brainchild of CDC President Felipe Antonio B. Remollo. It is being proposed by CDC to rise in a 200-hectare land at the Northeast tip of Clark, between Mabalacat and the Sacobia River. Aside from having sports academy and dormitories for athletes, it will have various stadia for indoor games, field events, and aquatic sports.
It will also feature a commercial complex, exhibit halls, convention center, promenade, central park, public transport terminal and a monorail link system around the facility.
Remollo said that Clark STAR is also being presented to National Sports Associations. It has initially been presented to the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Philippine Sports Commission.
Once fully developed, Clark STAR could serve as a replacement to the current training facilities for Filipino athletes that include the dilapidated Rizal Memorial Complex in Metro Manila.
Source: CDC Public Relations Department