Venue for 2019 SEA games starts construction

“The first phase of the National Government Administrative Center amounting to P13.6 billion marked the start of its construction in the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac last January 23,” Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said duringthe January 29 press conference in Malacañang.

The said center will house sports facilities which may be used for the 30th South East Asian Games in 2019.

“With its completion in 2019, this will also serve as a sports center and host venue for the incoming 30th South East Asian Games,” Roque said.

He added that the center will be an alternative location for government agencies in times of disaster and calamities.

“It is envisioned to serve as an alternative site for various agencies in case of disaster or national calamities to ensure continuity of operations and services,” Secretary Roque said.