Reclamation project in Mactan to push through

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THE initial 400-hectare Mactan North Reclamation and Development Project (MNRDP), a reclamation and development project between Lapu-Lapu City and the Salug Valley Enterprises and Development Corp. Group led by SEVDC, Jan de Nul, Royal Haskoning, Philippine Business Bank, FBO Management Network Inc., and other renowned private institutions, will now push through.

This, after Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan announced in his Facebook account that the MNRDP will soon be fully realized.

This reclamation project in Lapu-Lapu City earned its approval on April 27, 2003 during the time of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and thereafter, the Philippine Reclamation Authority and the Lapu-Lapu Government entered into a memorandum of agreement for the implementation of the MNRDP on April 27, 2008. The issuance of the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) 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 and more jobs and employment opportunities for its constituents would be created.

On the part of the Joint Venture Partner of the City, SEVDC’s Group has consistently expressed their excitement and eagerness to complete the MNRDP as soon as Lapu-Lapu City would be able to secure the last remaining documents necessary for full implementation of the MNRDP.

Dr. Noli Arnulfo Igano, president and CEO of SVEDC, and leader of the SVEDC’s Group, said the project will surely be implemented and will no longer be delayed because of not only Chan’s strong support but also of the support of the Philippine Reclamation Authority for this project.

Igano said that the Lapu-Lapu City Government and his group have agreed to rebrand the MNRDP as the new 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)