BCDA, DICT, John Hay in data center deal
MANILA -The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has partnered with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT and the John Hay Management Corp. (JHMC) to establish a North Luzon data center to serve as a central digital hub aimed at hosting e-governance systems.
The BCDA on Thursday said the agreement was signed on Sept. 18 by BCDA president and CEO Joshua Bingcang, Information and Communications Technology Secretary Ivan John Uy and JHMC president and CEO Allan Garcia.
“As the country’s digital economy and the demand for cloud-based services continue to grow exponentially, the Philippines needs to strengthen its digital infrastructure and build up its data center capacity,” Bingcang said.
“Being stewards of national development, the BCDA is ready to support the DICT in this endeavor, and we are willing to extend our efforts so that all Filipinos have access to fast and reliable digital services,” he added.
Under the agreement, the DICT will lead the development of the data center, which is seen to become an integral part of their National Government Data Center Project.
The collaboration between DICT and BCDA to establish the North Luzon Data Center is a quantum leap towards a digitally empowered Philippines. This cutting-edge facility is a symbol of our unwavering commitment to innovative, efficient, and exceptional public service,” Uy said in a statement.
“With this data center, we shall drive digital transformation in the region and the country, ensuring that every Filipino can seize the opportunities of the digital economy,” he added. INQ