P7.4 Billion Expansion of Manila Harbour Centre Approved by Pres. Duterte

President Rody Duterte earlier order the local government of Manila headed by Mayor Joseph Estrada to hasten reclamation projects, in response to the President's call, Mayor Estrada signed a historic agreement with Philippine Reclamation Authority. There will be construction consortium for the P7.4 billion expansion of the Manila Harbour Centre in Tondo.

According to Mayor Estrada the memorandum of understanding between the City of Manila and PRA officially seals the partnership in coordination with R-II Builders, Inc., for the multi-billion peso expansion of the 79-hectare port facility.

The P7.4 billion expansion of Manila Harbour marks the Duterte admin's first foray int reclamation as a key component of an infrastructure development framework as noted by former Pres. Erap Estrada.

Mayor Estrada also added that the expansion of the Manila Harbour "means more jobs, economic opportunities, and billions of revenues not only for the ManileƱos and the City of Manila but also for the entire country,” Estrada added.

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The Manila Mayor was also grateful with the full support of Pres. Rody Duterte for his wholehearted support to various infrastructure projects such as the Harbour Centre development, one of the more than 80 planned reclamation projects in the country.

In an interview with The Manila Standard, Mayor Estrada stated that "Being a former mayor himself, our President knows what the local governments require to promote development. Like here in Manila, we need more land to hasten economic growth, land we do not have, thus, we're pushing for reclamation," he said.

The billion-peso expansion projects entails the reclamation of 50 more hectares of Manila Bay to expand the existing 79-hectare Manila North Harbour, the country's biggest international commercial port for bulk and break-bulk cargoes operated by Harbour Centre Port Terminal, Inc.

Reghis Romero II, chairman of R-II Builders, recounted that in his recent meeting with Duterte, the chief executive had voiced his desire to immediately implement the project.

Source: Manila Standard

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