Gov’t yet to approve 2 large-scale reclamation projects for Manila Bay

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Posted at Jan 12 2019 12:35 AM

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MANILA - The Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) on Friday said the over two large-scale reclamation projects planned for Manila Bay have yet to be approved.

This after environmental groups raised concerns over the projects.

The PRA said the Solar City Reclamation Project will cover some 148 hectares and build three islands on the polluted bay.

The Waterfront City Reclamation Project, meanwhile, will cover around 318 hectares.

But the PRA maintained that the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board, headed by President Rodrigo Duterte, has yet to approve the two projects.

The PRA added that the projects will include environmental impact assessments from the environment department.

“Iyon pong mga studies, part iyon ng requirements na hinihingi namin sa mga proponents is iyong tinatawag na hydrodynamic modeling o yung mismo pong pag-aaral ng epekto ng reklamasyon sa daloy o sirkulasyon ng tubig. idagdag nyo po jan, mga marine and studies na part ng tinatawag na EIS or environmental impact statement,” PRA spokesperson Joey Gonzales told DZMM’s Failon Ngayon.