July 18, 2022 3:15 p.m.
CLARK FREEPORT — Clark Development Corporation (CDC), through its Engineering Services Group (ESG), has recently completed its P7. 3 million Covered Pathway Project located at the Friendship Gate of this Freeport.
The pathway, which is 715.41 linear meters in length, will benefit the pedestrian workers and visitors who are entering Clark through the Friendship Gate.
It is also meant to provide shade for the commuting public and make it easier for them to travel by allowing them to walk from the jeepney station outside Friendship road to the nearest waiting shed near the intersection.
This initiative also involved the provision of a covered path walk, including cleaning, restoration, and repair of existing drainage structures.
According to CDC- ESG headed by Vice President Dennis C. Legaspi, other ongoing initiatives include Phase 4 of the Bike Lane, which is expected to be finished by September this year.
This project entails the construction of a two-meter-wide, seven-kilometer-long inbound and outbound bike lane that will allow cyclists traveling from the Friendship Gate to pass the M.A. Roxas Highway, leading to the Clark Main Gate.
Once completed, the bike lane will provide access for workers inside the Freeport Zone with a seamless and safer path while biking to work. It will also provide a longer bike route for leisure bikers and cyclists entering and exiting through the main gate.
Meanwhile, expected to be finished soon is the P34.3 million, BCDA-funded New Clark City Non-Motorized Transport System.
This project involves the construction of a non-motorized transport system to Clark Freeport Zone, including a bike path from Mabalacat Gate, passing through Gil Puyat, Panday Pira, Creekside Roads, M.A. Roxas Highway, up to New Clark City.
Also included are the restoration of concrete curbs, construction of sidewalks, metal frames and gratings, bike path painting, pavement markings, and tree transplanting.
All these road networks and covered walkways are aimed at providing additional roads, bike lanes, and pedestrian access to all workers, visitors, and stakeholders of the Freeport.
Another on-going project is the construction of the Clark North Gate, located between Clark North Exit of Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and the Sacobia Bridge.
Other projects that are also in the pipeline are improvements of guesthouses, renovation of CDC offices, improvements of the drainage system and construction of the satellite office of the Environmental Protection Division, and the construction of the Connector Road from McArthur Highway to Clark Freeport Zone.
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September 15, 2023 3:30 p.m.
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USA back on top; Germany takes Top 3 spot in FIBA World Ranking
September 15, 2023 1:28 p.m.
MIES (Switzerland) – The recent completion of the prestigious FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 has produced some eye-catching positive climbs in the latest FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike.
USA reclaim pole position with 786.6 points after benefiting from their consistency at major tournaments over the last three summers. Finishing in fourth place at the FIBA Basketball World Cup where they outperformed former number one nation Spain, their run to the Semi-Finals came off the back of winning an Olympic title at Tokyo in 2021 and also taking bronze at the FIBA AmeriCup 2022.
Recently crowned FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 champions Germany have another slice of history to enjoy as they step into the top three of the rankings for the very first time after moving up a massive eight places and onto 759.7 points. Their stunning success made all the more incredible because of the fact they made the journey to the top step of the podium without tasting defeat.
Canada also have another reason to celebrate too, with their maiden FIBA Basketball World Cup medal fueling an even bigger rise of nine spots. They now occupy sixth position with 745.5 points.
Serbia performed in outstanding fashion to make the title game and their second-placed finish gave their fans something to be proud of. Those supporters can also now enjoy and reflect on their country being a top five nation again as they move up a place and into fifth position on 755.6 points.
Meanwhile, when it comes to the scale and impact of climbing the rankings in the upper echelon, nobody can match Latvia. They have rocketed up a staggering 22 places and into the top 10 after their heroic underdog displays which ensured they took fifth place at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. They now sit in 8th position on 743.7 points.
There were many other teams who impressed at the flagship event, including Brazil who recorded three wins in five games and moves up a place into 12th in the rankings on 660.5 points. The Americas region can also boast a nice move upwards of five places into 16th for Puerto Rico on 611.1 points, while Dominican Republic rise six spots into 18th place on 561.9 points.
There were also notable improvements for Georgia who move up 10 positions and into 23rd on 465.9 points, Japan jump 11 spots to 26th on 432.2 points and Lebanon claim an uplift of 16 places into 28th on 423.3.
One nation that truly made everyone sit up and take notice at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 were first-timers South Sudan. They made history by beating China to claim a first win at the event, then pushing on to beat the Philippines and Angola. This has resulted in a sensational climb of 32 spots in the rankings. They now find themselves in 31st place with 375.5 points.
For more information about the method used in the calculation of the FIBA World Ranking Men, please refer to the “How It Works” section.
Click here to view the full FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike.