- Category: Reclamation
The Philippine Reclamation Authority continues its efforts in nation building through the effective administration and implementation of projects specifically intended to help usher in economic progress.
Accomplished Reclamation Projects
Bay City Reclamation Project (formerly Boulevard 2000)
This project, located in the Cities of Pasay and Parañaque, is composed of the following island reclamation:
- Central Business Park I-A
- Central Business Park I- B & C
- Central Business Park II
- Asia World
Central Business Park I - A (CBP I-A)
CBP I-A covers an area of 200 hectares. It is entirely located in the City of Pasay, contributing more than 10% to the city’s former land area of 1,900 hectares. The major land owners are the SM Group, the Metrobank Group of Companies, and the PRA.
The Shrine of Jesus is the first landmark built in the area. Across it is the Mall of Asia which was opened in May 2006. The mall, one of the largest in Asia, spans a floor area of 386,000 square meters. With SM by the Bay, the Mall of Asia complex is possibly the largest single attraction in the entire metropolis. It has daily visitors reaching 100,000 and it employs more than 6,000 Pasay City residents. CBP I-A is also home to Mall of Asia Arena, an ultra-modern events venue with a full-house capacity of 20,000 and facilities of NBA standard.
The Metropolitan Park, owned by the Metrobank Group of Companies, is the home of Manila Tytana Colleges (formerly Manila Doctors College), Toyota Manila Bay Corp., Le Pavilion, Metrobank Branch, Bay Garden Condominiums, Petron Gas Station and Blue Wave, a complex of restaurants and commercial establishments.
A prominent part of CBP I-A is an esplanade adjacent to SM by the Bay. It is the new preferred recreation area for the public where people can freely access a view of the sea and of the famous Manila Bay sunset.
Central Business Park I - B & C
A joint venture of PRA and R-1 Consortium, CBP B & C cover 210 hectares of reclaimed land. Bordered on the north by the Redemptorist Channel and Mall of Asia Arena in CBP I-A, and in the south by the Seaside Channel CBP-II and the Manila Bay Town Subdivision, the project stretches across the shoreline of Manila Bay with approximately 1.2 kilometers offshore with an approximate perpendicular distance of 1.5 kms.
Part of CBP B & C is PAGCOR’s Entertainment City where Solaire Resort & Casino stands. Opened in March 2013, Solaire Resort & Casino provided 4,600 managerial and entry-level jobs for Filipinos.
Currently, CBP B & C is fast-becoming the new central business district of the City of Parañaque.
Central Business Park II
Entirely owned by Manila Bay Development Corporation, the 43-hectare area is home to Uniwide Coastal Mall and Metro Manila Development Authority’s Southwest Integrated Provincial Transport Terminal .
The bus terminal operates 24-hours a day and dispatches 900 buses that serve approximately 54,000 passengers every day.(http://www.president.gov.ph/news/aquino-inspects-major-terminals-in-metro-manila/) It is part of a centralized, intermodal and integrated bus terminal system which aims to improve the mobility of people and the traffic situation within the road networks of Metro Manila.
This 173-hectare property, owned by the Tan Yu family is now a residential complex with infrastructure facilities already in place.
Reclamation projects in the pipeline
Las Piñas - Parañaque Coastal Bay Project
The Las Piñas - Parañaque Coastal Bay Project involves the reclamation of shallow portions of Manila Bay in the southwest of Manila. Las Piñas City has 431.71 hectares under its jurisdiction while Parañaque City has 203.43 hectares. This 635.14 hectare project is intended to be a government center, residential, industrial, educational, and commercial zone. It is bounded by Asia World Properties in the North, and the Municipality of Bacoor, Cavite in the South.
Mactan North Reclamation and Development Project
The Mactan North Reclamation and Development Project is being undertaken by the City of Lapu-Lapu by virtue of the Memorandum of Agreement between the City and PRA. Covering 400 hectares of foreshore and offshore areas in Mactan Bay, the project aims to integrate industrial, commercial, residential and tourism development . PRA will have a land share of 20 hectares while Lapu-Lapu City will own 380 hectares.
Aklan Beach Zone Restoration and Protection Marina Development Project
A beach stabilization and sea level rise adaptation strategy, the seafront development started life as an answer to the unabated coastal erosion. It is a 2.6 hectare project located at Caticlan, Malay, Aklan. The reclaimed land is envisioned to become tourist related sites that will complement the nearby island of Boracay.
A joint undertaking of PRA, Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp., and the City of Bacolod, the project is a 108-hectare reclamation area located in the City of Bacolod for commercial and industrial uses.
The land development in the vicinity of the project includes mixed industrial, institutional, residential and commercial areas. The major thoroughfares of the project can accommodate both vehicular and pedestrian traffic ranging from light to heavy loads. Locators within the reclamation area include SM City Bacolod, Shell Service Station, SeaOil and Phoenix Oil Depot, San Sebastian College, Trans Asia Shipping Lines, Inc., Sulpicio Lines, Inc., a hotel and a condominium among others.
The project, located along the foreshore and offshore areas of Coron Bay in Barangays Poblacion and Tagumpay in the Municipality of Coron, Palawan, is envisioned to become a world-class “tourism estate”. Out of the total 50 hectare project area, about 9.7 hectares has been reclaimed and developed. Among the amenities already established in the area include the three-storey Coron Gateway Hotel, Tourism Office and Park Administration Building, Barangay Hall, two-storey Restolane Buildings and other support facilities and utilities.
In partnership with SeaOil and Mabini Terminal Development, Inc., the 8.5 hectare reclamation project in the Municipality of Mabini, Batangas is intended for mixed commercial and industrial use.