Soon to rise: 400-hectare Mactan North Reclamation and Development Project

Lapu-Lapu City is in again for new development, as the 400-hectare Mactan North Reclamation and Development Project (MNRDP) is said to push through finally. This is after Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan announced this development on his Facebook page.

Photo from Junard “Ahong” Chan Facebook Page

The project is a joint venture between the Lapu-Lapu City Government and the Salug Valley Enterprises and Development Corp. (SVEDC) Group. The SVEDC Group includes Jan de Nul, Royal Haskoning, Philippine Business Park, FBO Management Network Inc., and other renowned private institutions.


The development project is expected to house several modern and state-of-the-art businesses that will act as a center for foreign investments in the city. This was revealed by Dr. Noli Arnulfo Igano, President and Chief Executive Officer of SVEDC

Photo from Salug Valley Enterprises Development Corporation – SVEDC

MNRDP, which was also reported to have been agreed by the Lapu-Lapu City Government and SVEDC Group to be rebranded as Mactan Cebu Ocean City (MCOC), is expected to help solve the city’s current issues. Among these issues include traffic congestion, lack of commercial lands, and others.

Igano holds high hopes that the project will be implemented and not be delayed anymore, as it already has the support of the mayor and the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA). He adds that the project will surely create many livelihood opportunities, including jobs for the locals.


Although the people behind the development are positive about its success, there is still much to work on and wait for.

According to Chan, the project will be implemented anytime soon, but they are waiting for the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA). He added that the pending case before the CA was one of the reasons why the project took long to start.

“Tan-awon nato kay naka pending paman siya sa Court of Appeals. Let’s see kon kanus-a mahuman, mag-agad man ta sa korte kon unsay desisyon paaboton sa nato,”


The project was approved on April 27, 2003. Five years later, the PRA and the city government entered into a memorandum of agreement for MNRDP.

The Mactan North Reclamation and Development Project is estimated to cost around P25-30 billion.

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  1. Pwede e fix lang sa ang traffic issue sa Lapu-Lapu before mag plan og mga ing-ani na mka samot pa jud sa traffic.
    Traffic issues na wa jud gi atiman ever since ni balhin ko dri.

    1. Super narrow pang probinsya kaau na roads.
    2. Maski aha, pati sa main roads, naay daghan kaau na tricycle. Sure kaau ko mka cause ni silag traffic. Simple solution lang na mka save og road space: more mass transportation like mini-buses/modern jeepneys. Dapat wa na na sila sa main roads.
    3. Maski aha, even sa main roads, naay daghan mangagi na sikad. Ambot ngano naa pa ni sila sa main roads. Unsa ta dri, probinsya? Apil biya ta sa main city sa Metro Cebu ha. Di nko mo ingon ngano mka cause ni silag traffic.
    4. Traffic laws are not enforced. Compared sa Cebu og Mandaue City. Laxed ra kaau dri, pati jeepneys di na magpa daplin kung mo parada. Jaywalks everywhere! Again, mura pa gyapon og pina probinsya na style.
    5. Ang mga traffic lights og lamp posts na gi guba ni odette, wa pa gyapon gi fix. Nka observe ko na murag 60-70% sa Cebu og Mandaue ky na fix naman. Dri sa Lapu-Lapu, 20% pa lang ang gi fix. Wa ty budget Mayor?
    6. Dli ni related sa traffic pero makita man gud maski aha sa roads. Ambot lang pero ako lang ni gi obserbahan. Metro Cebu ky mauy pinaka daghan basura ako makit-an sa tibook lugar na akong na adtuan sa PH. Pati na sa Metro Manila ha. Surprisingly limpyo na ang Metro Manila for the most part, or siguro sa akong na agian na mga areas. Pero Metro Cebu, hugaw pa gyapon. Pero Cebu og Mandaue, limpyo ra gamay. Di kaau ko kitag basura sa roads, however sa Lapu2x….basura everywhere! Wa ty street cleaners dri Mayor?


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