Reclamation projects seen to propel Bacoor into new growth center
Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Two reclamation projects in Cavite are expected to transform Bacoor into a new center of growth.

The Bacoor Reclamation and Development Project (BRDP) and the Diamond Reclamation and Development Project (DRDP) have already received the support of the local communities, the city government of Bacoor said in a statement.

BRDP has a total size of 320 hectares, while the DRDP consist of a one 100-hectare property.

The city government hopes to integrate in these two projects a cost effective approach to the long-term clean-up of Manila Bay.

The two projects along the Manila Bay have a program for relocation and resettlement of informal settlers living along the 10 coastal barangays.

With the reclamation projects, Bacoor is seen to be transformed into a new center of growth in line with President Duterte’s vision to decongest Metro Manila and spread development to other areas of the country.

As much as 73 percent of Bacoor’s available land space is already devoted to residential use, with only two percent utilized for commercial purposes, according to the city government.

On the other hand, the agri-fishery areas – covering all rice lands, other productive agricultural lands, and water bodies or fishponds – shrank to a total area of 410 hectares or a mere 6.61 percent of the total land area of Bacoor.




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