Udenna Land and DITO break ground in Clark Global City

Apr 12, 2021

From Left to Right: Mr. Luo Bo – Vice GM GEDI Philippines, Mr. Jian Zhimin – President, NEPC Power Construction Corp., Retired PBGen. Manuel R. Gaerlan – President and CEO, Clark Development Corp., Mr. Benedicto Lacsamana – Project Director, DITO Telecommunity, Mr. Wilfredo A. Placino – President, Udenna Land, Inc., Ms. Rynah F. Ventura – VP of Business Enhancement, Clark Development Corp., Retired Gen. Ralph L. Mamauag – VP of Engineering Service, Clark Development Corp., and Mr. Ryan Xiayu - Project Director, CEEC.

Udenna Land, Inc. (ULI), represented by its President, Mr. Wilfredo Placino, and DITO Telecommunity Corporation (DITO), represented by DITO PMO Lead Mr. Benedicto Lacsamana, together with Retired Police General Manuel Gaerlan, President and CEO of Clark Development Corporation, were present at the recently held groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of DITO’s first state-of-the-art Data Center in Clark Global City (CGC). 

As part of the DITO main campus headquarters, the Data Center will rise on the first hectare of its 8-hectare property. The master-planned development in CGC includes a fully equipped network operations center, a serve-call center, a regional center, and the well-anticipated Research and Development (R&D) segment of the company: the main hub for research and development as DITO continues to improve internet connectivity in the country. The proposed headquarters is expected to generate close to 4,500 jobs at full completion.

Due to its strategic location and disaster resiliency, DITO envisions CGC to be a key area in the ongoing infrastructure rollout, and to be the main location where it will host its central telecommunications infrastructure network. 

In a conversation with ULI President Placino, he said, “We are very pleased that DITO chose Clark Global City to be the home of the DITO Data Center. The decision of DITO is continued testament to CGC’s vision to create a smart, safe, and sustainable environment for Philippine and international businesses in the country.” 

“The DITO Data Center is a critical component to sustain DITO’s commercial operations center, designed after Google’s campus-style headquarters: to hold operational departments, a Network Operations Center, its very own call center, and regional center, and this must be located in an ideal location,” added DITO PMO Lead Benedicto Lacsamana during the ceremonies.

ULI’s CGC, envisioned to be one of the country’s truly smart cities, is designed to be a strategic location for businesses. With its proximity to the Clark International Airport and other critical transportation hubs, and provisions for structures that are disaster-ready, on top of ready access to the educated and skilled talent pool within the area, CGC poised to be the central business district of North and Central Luzon. 

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