The Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) is the only Freeport in the Manila Bay area, the Philippines' center of trade. The FAB is an ideal transshipment hub, strategically located at a prime transit point for domestic, regional, and global shipping.
It is 160 km away from Manila, the Philippine's capital, two and half hour by land, 55-minutes by sea, or a 25-minutes by flight. The FAB is 90.6 km away from Subic Freeport, a short one-hour drive. Clark Economic Zone is 117km away from the FAB, a quick hour and a half's trip by land. It takes less than 20 minutes to travel by air to these Freeport from FAB.
GICC has proposed a modern high standard techno park at FAB. This modest project is designed to be landmark show casing IT of Bataan in the entire province development. It will be started by the end of 2014 and completed in year 2016.
This Techno Park will be occupying 3-hectares land at the strategic location within the Freeport, connecting the main roads leading to FAB. Providing the locators a safe, convenient and comfortable working environment.
The 3 phased development of the Techno Park will be able to provide: 2,000sqm office space, 8,000sqm commercial spaces and 12,000sqm living spaces among others as follows:
Providing online interactive gaming operators the modern yet comfortable standard office spaces.
Will be equipped with multi-purpose conference room, training center, gym, entertainment hall, food court, restaurants and outdoor amenities.
Will be classified into two categories: standard and deluxe. Within the area, there will also laundry shop, convenient store, Internet café, canteen, salon, entertainment room and other facilities and amenities for ease and comfort.
Services will be provided by PLDT and GLOBE, the longtime trusted network in the country.
By land: 3hours ride from Manila
By sea: less than an hour, from Manila Bay (ferry will be reopened in the year 2015)
- Power: 6.90pesos/Kwh, the lowest rate among the economic zones, 50%cheaper compared to Manila;
GN Power, a coal-boil power plant, is located within FAB, provides continues power supply to FAB.
- Water: rate is 70% cheaper compared to Manila.
- Manpower: minimum wage is 366pesos/day (Manila: 465pesos/day). FAB Labor Center is the centralized recruitment center for manpower requirements and labor related issues.