If the original plan for the New Clark development pushes through, the Philippines could see a pollution-free, sustainable, and high-tech city in the next 25 to 30 years. New Clark is a 9,450-hectare city that Philippine government officials say will be bigger than New York’s Manhattan by the time it is completed, with an expected population of up to two million people. The USD14 billion project is the Philippine government’s response to Manila’s overcrowding, pollution and traffic gridlock. Initial plans showed that only a third of the new city’s land will be developed, with two-thirds reserved for green spaces and agriculture. It will have drones, driverless cars, water and energy usage technologies, a giant sports complex, and plenty of green space. While the plan is still in its infancy, sources said President Rodrigo Duterte is fast-tracking the project as part of efforts to create jobs and attract more foreign investors.
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