The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced its plan to move its office to the new government center in Clark, Pampanga by 2020.
It seeks to follow the relocation of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) in the province.
In January, the government did the groundbreaking ceremony inside the New Clark City.
It is allotting PhP 13.16 billion for the construction of this new government center.
With this, the government is optimistic to reduce traffic congestion in Metro Manila.
Phase 1B of the project involves the construction of additional government office buildings, government housing units, and support service facilities inside a 20-hectare land.
Apart from these, small-scale retail and services facilities including banks, health centers, and hotels will be put up in adjacent zones.
Agencies such as the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Justice, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Office of Civil Defense and Climate Change Commission are expected to relocate to New Clark City within five years.