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  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    As one of the world’s most densely populated capitals, Manila struggles with insufficient transport infrastructure. This can slow down economic growth and hinder economic potential. A large-scale transport plan for Manila Bay will help solve the problem by interconnecting air- and seaport facilities. With a GDP growth of 7% per year, the Philippines is among […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Metro Manila Council (MMC), composed of Metro Manila Mayors, announced that the operation of ferry service along the Pasig River will start on April 28. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino said the on-going rehabilitation involved the dredging of the low portions of river and the repainting of the pontoons. Given only […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The port of Manilla, the Philippines will not restore to normal operation by mid-2015 despite efforts to clear out the port congestion, including the most recent turn of events that resulted in lifting of the truck ban that caused the congestion in the first place. The truck ban implemented in the City of Manila was officially […]

  • 21 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a $1 million dredging project along Estero de Tripa de Gallina, considered the longest creek in Metro Manila and one of Manila Bay’s tributaries. In his report to DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, DPWH National Capital Region Director Ador G. Canlas said that desilting […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), operated by the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), has started implementing a vehicle appointment system called Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS) an electronic platform for booking containers in the two international ports of Manila. TABS is designed to optimize the entry and exit of containerized cargo to and from MICT, […]

  • 3 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), operated by the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), has started implementing a vehicle appointment system called Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS) an electronic platform for booking containers in the two international ports of Manila. TABS is designed to optimize the entry and exit of containerized cargo to and from MICT, […]

  • 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. […]

  • 17 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The five terminals of Pasig River Ferry System have been rehabilitated by Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in preparation for its opening on April. “We have started the rehabilitation because some of the ferry terminals have already deteriorated and neglected after its operations stopped,” said Engr. Emma Quiambao, director of the MMDA’s Sewerage Management Office […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) last week cleared illegal structures along a major waterway in Manila, making space for the flood control personnel to dredge the waterway. According to the Philippine News Agency, Personnel of the MMDA Flood Control and Sewerage Management Office (FCSMO) demolished a portion of a residence and concrete pavement of the […]

  • 4 October 2010

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it has dredged more than 70 percent of its annual target for waterways in the metropolis as of last month, although it admitted it could have done more if the agency is not hamstrung by budgetary constraint, limited manpower and heavy equipment. “To date, the agency has completed […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Manila-based International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has reached an agreement to buy a 34.83% stake in the Manila North Harbour Port Incorporated (MNHPI). Under the contract, signed on September 21, the company would purchase 10,449,000 shares in the port from the Philippines’ oil refining major Petron Corporation. ICTSI is paying a total consideration of PHP 1.75 billion (USD […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Cabinet Cluster on Port Congestion (CCPC) in Philippines has shifted decongestion efforts at the Port of Manila into full gear, two weeks after the City of Manila lifted its truck ban. The CCPC said port operations had significantly increased its efficiency and productivity which they had not been able to do during the implementation of the […]

  • 18 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Almost 3,000 cubic meters of material from the different creeks and waterway or “esteros” in the metropolis had been collected by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) as part of the agency’s program “Estero Blitz 6”. The MMDA’s “Estero Blitz” campaign, involves de-clogging and dredging of creeks and drainages in flood-prone areas in Metro Manila. […]

  • 31 July 2012

    The Manila Times reports that Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero wants private sector to help solve the worsening flood problem in Metro Manila and other parts of the country. He said the government and the private sector should get their acts together to solve the perennial flood problem. “The task of solving the flood problem cannot […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The ongoing port congestion at Manila, the Philippines has been a major reason of concern for shippers as their cargo faces serious delays. The world’s 4th largest container shipping line Evergreen Line said that the congestion is impacting all carriers and ” that all import, export and transshipped cargoes to/via Manila, Philippines would be affected […]

  • 10 May 2010

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has started the massive dredging of waterways and drainages in Metro Manila and ensured… [mappress] Source: election2010updates, May 10, 2010;