The Philippines to Partner with South Korea for Smart City Infrastructure

May 2022

The Philippines’ Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and the Republic of Korea’s Land and Housing Corporation (LH) have recently signed an agreement looking to create a smart city infrastructure in the Philippines.

The smart city will be built in the Clark Freeport Zone, a former US airbase that has been redeveloped into a modern industrial estate in Pampanga. The proposed smart city will be linked to the Clark International Airport and is envisioned to become a logistics hub city with infrastructure for tourism, recreation, and aviation maintenance. It will also use artificial intelligence and big data to process real-time information collected through sensors and allow city operators to make quick choices to resolve problems or analyze data for future plans.

CDC President Manuel Gaerlan stated that he looks forward to technology sharing, especially through the Korea Communications Technology network which will be used by LH Urban Development for the K-Smart City Development. The CDC heralded the Smart City MOU as a leap forward in the Philippines’ shift to the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Meanwhile, the two countries are also considering other cooperation projects and investment promotions for the Clark Freeport Zone.

(Sources: Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines)

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