The Clark International Airport Corp. (Ciac) sees the infrastructure investments of Dito Telecommunity Corp. in Clark as a “welcome respite to interrupted businesses.”
According to Ciac President Aaron Aquino, the data center of Dito in Clark Global City will help provide a boost to the local economy, as it has the potential to attract investments.
“The government needs to keep the economy running even as we battle the pandemic and Dito’s ideal investment here at the strategic and disaster-resilient Clark Global City has a cascading impact on driving employment and further attracting multiple local and foreign investments,” Aquino said.
Clark Global City, a mixed-use business district located within the Ciac-owned Clark Civil Aviation Complex. The aviation complex is also home to the privately run Clark International Airport, transport hubs, and several locators in cargo and aviation-related businesses.
“There’s also obviously a sharp growth in the consumption of communications services and Dito showcases the importance of always-on connectivity, and of job generation that will stir up an otherwise disrupted economy,” Aquino said.
Dito is spending roughly P20.5 billion to build a data center in Clark. It also plans to hire about 800 employees during its first year of operations, and push this number to 4,500 by its fifth year.
The data center is inspired by Google Campus. It will also house a serve-call center, a regional center, and a research and development facility.