Reclamation Can Help Save Manila Bay

Written by Ben Kritz, originally published in The Manila Times, February 14, 2013. When the furor erupted recently over the planned Manila Goldcoast Reclamation Project (MGRP), my initial reaction to the idea was decidedly negative. “Reclamation” is a problematic concept, particularly in a city where there are significant flooding and seismic risks. Other large-scale reclamation projects…

Reclamation eyes Manila boom

By Macon Ramos-Araneta | Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:02am, Manila Standard Manila stands to earn about P10 billion in real estate taxes and create 200,000 jobs from the P12-billion reclamation in Manila Bay. At Wednesday’s Balitaan sa Aloha Hotel, Edmund Lim, vice chairman of Manila Gold Coast Development Corp., said business will boom in the…