CIAC marks 27 years, renews plan for gov’t-owned lands

CLARK FREEPORT (CIAC-CCO, February 7, 2022)—The government-run Clark International Airport Corp. marked its 27th anniversary on Monday and announced that the updated master plan for the Clark civil aviation complex will soon be completed.

“The target is within the first half of 2022 for the completion of an updated master development plan along with a detailed site development plan for selected areas of the government-controlled aviation complex,” CIAC President Aaron Aquino said.

Aquino confirmed this development during simple anniversary rites held via video link at the agency’s office building in commending 28 employees with service period ranging from 10 to 25 years.

The CIAC chief also said the updated master plan will identify the best use of available government-owned prime land surrounding the Clark International Airport for the highest return possible for the government.

The proposed detailed site development plan will be aligned with the current and planned developments for the aviation complex and the land use plan of other areas of the Clark Freeport Zone and the New Clark City, he noted.

“The plan will readily address several challenges and fast-track the marketing of these potential development sites for aviation and non-aviation related industries as we continue with our work in developing a globally-competitive aviation complex surrounding the airport,” he added.

CIAC was incorporated in 1994 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Clark Development Corporation, pursuant to Executive Order No. 192, with the primary purpose of operating and managing the Clark Civil Aviation Complex.

After subsequent executive orders in the past, CIAC was later transformed in 2008 from a subsidiary of CDC to a subsidiary of BCDA and made subject to the policy supervision of DOTr under EO No. 716 which provides that CIAC will exercise jurisdiction over the 2,200-hectare aviation complex along with approximately 166.9 has. within the Clark Industrial Estate 5.