Chan: Reclamation project in Lapu to push through

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THE initial 400-hectare Mactan North Reclamation and Development Project (MNRDP) in Lapu-Lapu City will now push through.

Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has announced this development on his Facebook page.

MNRDP is a project between the Lapu-Lapu City Government and the Salug Valley Enterprises and Development Corp. (SVEDC) Group, which includes Jan de Nul, Royal Haskoning, Philippine Business Bank, FBO Management Network Inc., and other renowned private institutions.

This reclamation project in Lapu-Lapu City was approved on April 27, 2003 during the time of then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) and the Lapu-Lapu City Government entered into a memorandum of agreement for the implementation of the MNRDP on April 27, 2008. The issuance of the Environmental Compliance Certificate was secured as well.

Chan’s active response to the high positive impact of this project in the development and progress of the city would mean more investments pouring in to the city. More employment opportunities for the city residents would also be created, according to SVEDC.

On the part of the joint venture partner of the City, SVEDC’s Group has consistently expressed its excitement and eagerness to complete the MNRDP as soon as Lapu-Lapu City would be able to secure the last remaining documents necessary for the full implementation of the MNRDP.

Dr. Noli Arnulfo Igano, SVEDC president and chief executive officer, and leader of the SVEDC’s Group, said the project will surely be implemented. It will no longer be delayed because it has Chan and the PRA’s strong support.

Igano said the Lapu-Lapu City Government and his group have agreed to rebrand the MNRDP as the Mactan Cebu Ocean City (MCOC), which will house several modern and state-of-the-art businesses that will transform the city as the gateway for foreign investments in the Visayas.

The MCOC project is expected to help solve issues and challenges that the city currently faces such as traffic congestion, lack of commercial lands, among others.

The project is also aligned with Chan’s platform for development and growth in Lapu-Lapu City. (Sponsored Content)