265 Hectare Pasay Harbour Reclamation Project (part 1 of 4)

A massive push by the local government to build an entirely new city within the bay area

The Pasay Harbour reclamation project is a massive push by the local government of Pasay City, Philippines to build an entirely new city within the bay area. Learn the details of this 3 part series report and how to win the construction bidding.

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Basic Project Information

The City of Pasay has been granted an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) No. ECC-CO-1601003 dated 2017-October-24 for its Proposed 360 Hectare Reclamation Project. The City is proposing to embark on an additional reclamation project with an area of 265 hectares.

Table PD-1. Project Proponent/EIA Preparer

ITEM Project Information
Project Proponent City of Pasay, Philippines
Proponent Address F.B. Harrison St., Pasay City
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Responsible Officer Only GineersNow advertisers can view this info. Contact Ms. Ems 0921 7105796
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Table PD-2. Project Fact Sheet/PD Summary

ITEM Project Information
Location Along Coast of Manila  Bay in the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Pasay
Nature of Project Reclamation Project ECP in an ECA  (Presidential Proclamation 2146 dated 14 December 1981)
Project Classification & Type Major Reclamation Project ≥ 50 hectares
Project Classification Code D.1.
Size/Scale 265  Hectare
Status of ECC Expansion Project Being Applied For

Project Description

The proposed reclamation project covers 265 hectares involving two (2) islands with areas of 210 hectares and 55 hectares respectively. Consistent with the protocol of the Revised Procedural Manual (RPM), the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) application being applied for involves only the horizontal development phase. The operations phase will be subject to the applicable requirements of the Philippine EIS System (PEISS).

The Private Sector Project Developers for the original (360 hectares) and the new (265 hectares) projects will be different and separate corporate entities.

265 Hectare Pasay Harbour Reclamation Project

Project Rationale

The increasing demand for readily developable lands for urban expansion areas has pushed the real estate market in Metro Manila to its highest since the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Since the other urban centers of Mega Manila has no other way to expand their existing inventory of land, the increasing requirements for areas to accommodate and satisfy the demand for rapid commercial and residential growth falls on the coastal LGUs. This therefore necessitates the creation of more lands for economic activities through reclamation developments along the coastal areas of Manila Bay. Among the Metro Manila LGUs, Pasay City is one of the smallest in terms of land area. However, it has the potential to expand its land through sea reclamation activities.

The proposed Pasay City land reclamation project along the coast of Manila Bay, near the current SM Mall of Asia complex, can produce some 2,650,000 square meters of additional buildable/developable space. This could be translated into about 1,855,000 square meters of building gross floor area, based on the existing 70% buildable vis-à-vis to 30% open space/public area ratio. The additional 1,855,000 square meters of building gross floor area can be allocated for tourism, office, residential, commercial, and other non-industrial mixed uses in a master planned community including an integrated port facility complex for cruise ships visiting Manila.

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The proposed 2,650,000 square meters of reclaimed land is in line with Pasay City Ordinance No. 5768 (Series of 2016), which calls for the reclamation activities covering the identified areas located offshore of the current SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. The project will provide expansion of the City’s current land area for economic activities.

The proponent believes that the proposed 265-hectare reclamation project will bring about meaningful progress to Pasay City and its people, and shall kick-start the favorable transformation of that section of the Manila Bay, instead of the area’s further degradation. The proponent cites the mega success of its past reclamation projects – the CCP Complex and the Mall of Asia areas – as proof and blueprint for success of similar undertaking. In 2015 alone, the City Government of Pasay was able to collect about PhP3.2 billion in real property taxes, and business and work permits from the existing MOA reclamation area. With the proposed project, the proponent could derive double, or even triple that amount, which will definitely translate to more and better services for the people of Pasay.

The 265-hectare reclamation project is an expansion of the original 360-hectare project and is intended to enhance further the visions embodied in the original project, i.e.:

  • Further promote the well-being of the people of the City of Pasay especially in terms of employment and livelihood;
  • Stimulate city growth by providing a basic infrastructure – land to investors;
  • Help solve congestion problems; and
  • Actualize the vision of government through the PRA.

Thus, this proposed 265-hectare Pasay Harbor City will satisfy the current and future demands of lands for tourism and commercial activities in accordance with Pasay City Ordinance No. 5768 (Series of 2016) and in support of the “build-build-build” developmental concept in Pasay City and in Metro Manila as envisioned by the current administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Project Area, Location and Accessibility

Location and Political Boundaries- The project, broken down into 2-islands, is located west of Metro Manila, within the municipal waters of Pasay City and adjacent to the City of Manila, as shown in Figure PD-1. It is adjacent to the Proposed 360 Hectare Pasay City Reclamation Project, which has recently been granted an ECC.

The impact barangay for the Proposed Project is Barangay 76 Zone 10, as indicated in Figure PD-2. Geographic Coordinates (Shape File Data) of Project Area – The coordinates are vital for: (a) identifying the scope of the ECC that is being applied for; (b) providing the footprints from which impact assessments may be made, e.g., water circulation, bathymetry; geotechnical investigation and marine surveys; and for (c) ascertaining that the site is indeed within the political boundaries of the City.

Table PD-3. Geographic Coordinates (Shape File Data) of Project Area

Island A: 210-hectare
1 277230.633 1610028.183 120.93248800 14.55418500
2 277248.098 1610068.985 120.93264600 14.55455500
3 277275.260 1610107.797 120.93289500 14.55490800
4 277308.334 1610135.022 120.93319900 14.55515700
5 277341.367 1610156.397 120.93350400 14.55535300
6 277386.059 1610171.894 120.93391700 14.55549600
7 278508.987 1610173.874 120.94433400 14.55560600
8 278561.422 1610166.065 120.94482100 14.55554000
9 278693.529 1610125.274 120.94605000 14.55518200
10 278852.822 1610063.136 120.94753300 14.55463300
11 279016.089 1609987.372 120.94905400 14.55396200
12 279181.163 1609898.000 120.95059300 14.55316800
13 279288.013 1609833.863 120.95159000 14.55259700
14 279435.663 1609725.115 120.95296800 14.55162600
15 279507.608 1609662.928 120.95364100 14.55107000
16 279526.977 1609637.633 120.95382300 14.55084300
17 279527.043 1609554.080 120.95383000 14.55008800
18 279511.426 1609530.825 120.95368700 14.54987700
19 279474.583 1609503.630 120.95334800 14.54962800
20 278102.953 1608819.739 120.94068100 14.54333700
21 278052.414 1608815.830 120.94021300 14.54329800
22 277990.273 1608815.880 120.93963600 14.54329300
23 277953.332 1608833.347 120.93929200 14.54344800
24 277910.610 1608868.340 120.93889300 14.54376100
25 277860.072 1608936.346 120.93841800 14.54437100
26 277762.944 1609056.771 120.93750700 14.54545100
27 277648.335 1609169.438 120.93643500 14.54646000
28 277535.655 1609264.609 120.93538100 14.54731100
29 277438.528 1609338.484 120.93447400 14.54797000
30 277339.371 1609410.389 120.93354800 14.54861200
31 277285.039 1609449.191 120.93304100 14.54895800
32 277253.895 1609486.134 120.93274900 14.54928900
33 277234.525 1609528.825 120.93256600 14.54967300
34 277228.687 1609558.039 120.93250900 14.54993700
Island B: 55-hectare
1 279339.755 1610175.014 120.95204100 14.55568400
2 281114.995 1610173.634 120.96851000 14.55581500
3 281132.319 1610163.016 120.96867200 14.55572000
4 281149.570 1610143.020 120.96883300 14.55554100
5 281150.897 1610120.425 120.96884700 14.55533700
6 281148.275 1610096.470 120.96882500 14.55512000
7 281142.915 1610088.451 120.96877600 14.55504700
8 281126.993 1610076.474 120.96862900 14.55493800
9 279788.263 1609706.529 120.95624100 14.55148700
10 279700.412 1609703.919 120.95542600 14.55145600
11 279660.527 1609723.885 120.95505400 14.55163400
12 279586.001 1609785.103 120.95435800 14.55218100
13 279504.788 1609852.959 120.95359900 14.55278700
14 279374.388 1609942.111 120.95238200 14.55358200
15 279309.205 1609987.342 120.95177300 14.55398600
16 279275.916 1610019.275 120.95146200 14.55427100
17 279263.951 1610045.910 120.95134900 14.55451100
18 279259.960 1610084.512 120.95130800 14.55486000
19 279266.574 1610115.106 120.95136700 14.55513700
20 279290.544 1610148.349 120.95158700 14.55543900
21 279314.540 1610165.685 120.95180800 14.55559700
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Figure PD-1. Google Earth Map indicating the Proposed Project

The impact barangay for the Proposed Project is Barangay 76 Zone 10. City of Pasay Harbour Reclamation Project

Accessibility – The nearest existing major road to the proposed project site is J.W. Diokno Boulevard approximately located at a straight distance of 1.68 km from the nearest corner of the reclamation landform, shown in Figure PD-3.

The Access Ways – Preliminary design works are underway for the link from shore to the reclaimed land.

Connectivity and Associated Transport Systems

For the development of the Pasay Harbour City Project, the following components to support the transport system are being planned to be built by third parties with the rationale of supporting the government mass transport system plan: A connection to the airport through the existing NAIA Expressway (already in place);

  1. A connection to the southern gateway through the CAVITEX;
  2. A connection to the northern gateway via C1 and C4 then to NLEX;
  3. A connection to the seaport in Manila via Roxas Boulevard; and
  4. A connection to the rest of Metro Manila through existing and planned mass transport system.

Interisland Connectivity

A bridge connecting Islands 1 and 2 will be built. A preliminary architectural sketch is shown in Plate PD1 below.

Plate PD-1 Architectural Sketch of Internal Bridge. City of Pasay Harbour Reclamation Project

Vicinity Map and Adjacent landmarks- The vicinity map shown in Figure PD-4 indicates the nearest landmarks and shows the adjacent other proposed reclamation project. To date, none of these other proposed project have been implemented yet since the Notices to Proceed (NTPs) from the PRA have not been issued yet.

Important landmarks adjacent to the project site include:

  • Cultural Center of the Philippines
  • Coconut Palace
  • Philippine Sofitel Hotel
  • PICC
  • The Philippine Senate
  • GSIS
  • J.W. Diokno Blvd.
  • Mall of Asia
  • Okada Resorts Club
  • Solaire Resorts Club
  • Diosdado Macapagal Blvd.

The adjacent other proposed reclamation project are:

  • The 360-Hectare Pasay Harbour Reclamation Project


Next week, GineersNow will publish the second part of the City of Pasay Harbour Reclamation

  • City of Pasay Harbour Reclamation Project part 1 release date 25-March-2019
  • City of Pasay Harbour Reclamation part 2 release date 1-April-2019
  • City of Pasay Harbour Reclamation part 3 release date 8-April-2019
  • City of Pasay Harbour Reclamation part 4 release date 15-April-2019


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Disclaimer: this report was first made public by the EIA Philippine Government. All information are subject to change without prior notice from the Philippine Government.

Engr Eva Allanigue
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265 Hectare Pasay Harbour Reclamation Project (part 1 of 4)

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