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  • 6 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has received the Provisional Letter of Acceptance for the Design and Construction contract for the Pasay Reclamation Development Project in Manila Bay, Philippines in cooperation with CHEC from China. The award was made by the publicly listed company SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SMPHI), one of the largest property developers in […]

  • 17 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines Governement’s Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has just release the latest update on their Manila Bay dredging scheme, saying that the total volume of removed muck and silt from 20m distance from shore to bay and thickness/depth of two meters is 18,000m³ at the moment.  “Two units of multi-purpose amphibious dredge […]

  • 18 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines Government’s Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) plans to carry out a night shift for workers in the ongoing clean-up campaign of Manila Bay. DPWH-Bureau of Equipment (BOE) Director, Toribio Ilao, said that they are finalizing the plans to have night shift or second shift workers, who will transfer material excavated from […]

  • 13 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines’ Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is looking to take advantage of the El Niño by continuing its dredging and desilting operations in Manila Bay. According to the PNA, DPWH-Bureau of Equipment (BOE) Director Toribio Ilao announced that though the effects of such weather condition for some are damaging, for them it […]

  • 5 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Government of Philippines’ Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) today officially started the Manila Bay dredging operations – from the Manila Yacht Club breakwater to the United States Embassy in Manila. Under the project, approximately 225,000m³ of silt is set to be removed from the mentioned areas, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) reported today. […]

  • 19 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines’ Public Works and Highways Secretary, Mark A. Villar, has announced that the dredging operations are set to begin in Manila Bay, following the completion of data gathering activities of the DPWH-Bureau of Equipment. “Our Bureau of Equipment has conducted bathymetric or depth measurement survey, water quality test, and ocular inspection at Manila Bay […]

  • 13 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is looking for best practices that will be used to clean up Manila Bay and its tributaries including dredging, announced DENR Undersecretary Jonas Leones. “The work involved is so big,” Leones said, highlighting importance of technologies and help of all sectors in cleaning up effectively in the shortest […]

  • 6 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Last week, Royal IHC delivered a brand new IHC Beaver 50 cutter suction dredger with a workboat DMC1200 to PrimeBMD Philippines. According to PrimeBMD, the new Beaver is equipped with anchor booms and spud carriage. PrimeBMD, a new player in South East Asian dredge market, recently won a contract by ICTSI for maintenance dredging of […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines and the Netherlands yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) about the cooperation of the two countries on the sustainable development and management of the Manila Bay area. Under the MOU, the two governments will work together towards the formulation of the Manila Bay Sustainable Development Master Plan (MBSDMP), which aims to provide […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada, representing the City Government of Manila, and officials of the Philippine Reclamation Authority led by Alberto Agra, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the 419-hectare Horizon Manila Reclamation Project on June 1. “With another milestone project such as this one, we are getting close to achieving our dream of regaining […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has officially launched its yearly flood mitigation activity aimed at declogging and cleaning up the waterways such as creeks and esteros in the metropolis in preparation for the coming rainy season. Hundreds of MMDA personnel from the agency’s Flood Control And Sewerage Management Service started the cleanup activities at […]

  • 8 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    All of the bidders for for the consultancy contract to study the impact of reclamation projects on Manila Bay and the communities around were non-complying based on the submitted documents, according to the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA). “Those who submitted eligibility documents on February 2 are Certeza Infosys Corporation, Pertconsult International, DHI Group Inc., Royal Haskoning […]

  • 1 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The San Miguel Group and the New San Jose Builders, Inc. are proposing a public-private partnership (PPP) project that will reclaim a part of Manila Bay, as well as build an expressway, a commercial area, a coastal sea barrier and flood control system. The project’s main purpose is to protect the Manila Bay coastline against […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A flood control project in Manila, which consists of dredging and drainage repairs in commercial and residential areas including Quiapo and Binondo, has officially commenced. Following a bidding conducted in December last year, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) awarded this contract to J.D. Legaspi Construction. According to philstar.com, the company will design, build, rehabilitate, and upgrade […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    To lessen the flood problems in Metro Manila, the Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is now targeting the cleaning of drainage system particularly manholes. According to Emma Quiambao, MMDA Flood Control and Sewerage Management Office director, the agency is cleaning up creeks and “esteros” as part of the “Estero Blitz” campaign, involving declogging and dredging of […]

  • 31 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is set to start its “Estero Blitz” program aimed at cleaning up esteros and creeks in the metropolis. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said the “Estero Blitz” will commence in Navotas next month in preparation for the onset of the rainy season and is expected to last until May. This […]

  • 3 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Bishops in dioceses that front Manila Bay have asked the government to scrap plans for a 94,000-acre reclamation project. “For us bishops, worried about the poor who are affected severely by floods, we see that stopping the reclamation is seriously needed,” Auxiliary Bishop Bernardino Cortez of Manila told Catholic News Service. Cardinal Luis Tagle, the […]

  • 2 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The proposed P14-billion Manila Bay reclamation project will not only provide livelihood opportunity for thousands of people but also economic development to the city of Las Pinas, recently announced pia.gov.ph. “I am convinced that the Alltech Coastal Bay Project is not detrimental to the environment and would bring in the needed economic development in terms […]

  • 30 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Pasay City government has given the go-signal to SMLI to proceed with the reclamation project that the Henry Sy-led firm proposed in the first place. “We stand firm with our commitment to undertake and complete the 300-hectare reclamation project as stipulated in our Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with the Pasay City Government notwithstanding the […]

  • 10 September 2013

    The Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) is facing a threat from the planned P14-billion Manila Bay reclamation project. The only wetland in an urban setting, LPPCHEA was included in the list of Wetlands of International Importance as stated in the briefing notes of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. LPPCHEA located in Metro […]

  • 24 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines Port Development Summit 2013 is scheduled for 13-16 August 2013, in Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila, Philippines. The Philippines Port Sector presents substantial commercial opportunities to across all its stakeholders. Over 400 billion pesos (US$9.6 billion) has been set by the government in 2013 for infrastructure upgrade targeting at ports, roads and rails. […]

  • 13 November 2012

    Last week, the various groups warned President Aquino of a looming “Battle of Manila Bay” against “large-scale and destructive land reclamation” in the Manila Bay, reports punto.com. “If his administration through the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) will insist in pushing 38 reclamation projects that would cover 26, 234 hectares of coastal waters along the bay, […]

  • 23 October 2012

    Last week, Manila Bay based organizations opposed to large-scale land reclamation in this area, asked the Commission on Appointment to bypass incumbent Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje. Pamalakaya, Koalisyon Kontra Kumbersyon Manila Bay, Anakpawis party list-Manila Bay chapter, Sagip Manila Bay Movement and Save Freedom Island Movement accused Secretary of his […]

  • 17 October 2012

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was urged yesterday by the Militant fisherfolk group Pamalakaya to halt Manila Bay land reclamation program. “We are highly disturbed by the admission of your department that DENR will not be a major obstacle to the reclamation projects to be undertaken by the PRA under the Public-Private […]

  • 3 October 2012

    According to architect and urban planner Felino Palafox Jr, the only solution to Metro Manila’s perennial flood problem is land reclamation. During the Dredging and Land Reclamation 2012 Conference, Palafox made the suggestion: “The reclaiming a big portion of Manila Bay could reduce Metro Manila’s vulnerability to flooding even during heavy rains and high tides. […]

  • 2 October 2012

    Last week, President Benigno S. Aquino was urged by the various groups to impose a 10-year moratorium on all reclamation projects slated to be done by the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA). They noted that the total coverage of the national reclamation plan slated for the next three years is 38, 272 hectares, mostly in the […]

  • 11 September 2012

    The contractor that won the P 14-billion land reclamation project at the coastal areas of Las Pinas and Paranaque is not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and has never submitted any financial statement to SEC, the Fisherfolk Alliance stated. Fernando Hicap, the Pamalakaya national chairperson and Anakpawis party list vice chair, said: […]

  • 16 August 2012

    During a meeting with Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio Singson, and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino, the Metro Manila mayors were given the marching orders to clear the waterways in the city. According to mb.com, this order […]

  • 7 February 2012

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday continued its quarterly “Estero Blitz” in an effort to clear the creeks and waterways of Metro Manila and avoid the recurrence of dangers brought by calamities like ‘Ondoy.’ MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino led yesterday’s morning resumption of the cleanup and dredging operations at the heavily-silted Estero De Vitas […]