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Global City Mandaue Project [ mix | pro ]

Post by Jan on Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:25 pm

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P1-billion People’s Center for Mandaue
By Jucell Marie P. Cuyos
Cebu Daily News


A Mandaue City People’s Center and a 200-hectare Mandaue Global Central Project were among the priority projects unveiled by Mayor Jonas Cortes in his inaugural address yesterday.

“The People’s Center shall be the epitome of a government center, where our clients can comfortably transact with government in a structure that is sustainable, green, functional, and beautiful,” Cortes said.

The People’s Center will be built in the old public market lot and will cost P800 million to P1 billion.

It will house all departments, some national government agencies and the Mandaue City Investment Promotions Action Center.

Cortes said the old City Hall, also known as the Presidencia, will be converted into a museum, “where Mandaue’s history and pride shall be showcased for our future generations to learn from.”

By transferring all departments to one building, the old offices can be leased to investors so the city can earn additional income, Cortes said..
“We will encourage the employment of skilled Mandauehanons to build this building,” he said.

Cortes said the Mandaue Global Central Project, a reclamation project in barangay Umapad will be done in four phases.

It will consist of the Waterfront Commercial Center, the Agro-Industrial Logistics Park, the Cansaga Bay Commercial and Residential Centre, and the Mandaue Central Watersport and Leisure Park.

To stimulate economic growth, Cortes said the city needs to focus on building a responsive infrastructure, effective traffic and security management, qualified manpower, and business accessibility.

Cortes also acknowledged the need for a Mega Cebu framework that will coordinate efforts among all Metro Cebu local governments to solve common problems like flooding and traffic.

The mayor cited his achievements such as relocation of close to 5,000 families, road asphalting and completing the first phase of an integrated traffic control system.

Philip Tan, president of the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce, lauded the mayor’s transparency and willingness to work with the private sector and other local officials to solve the city’s problems.

“He hears us and he creates an environment for businesses to help out in his administration,” Tan said.

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Re: Global City Mandaue Project [ mix | pro ]

Post by Jan on Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:29 pm

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Mandaue seeks bidders for reclamation project

CEBU CITY -- The Mandaue City government is inviting bidders to challenge an unsolicited proposal from a consortium led by R-II Builders, Inc. to undertake a 9-billion reclamation project.

Giovanni Y. Tianero, city legal counsel and a member of the Special Bids and Awards Committee, said the consortium proposed last year to reclaim 131 hectares of foreshore lands in Cansaga Bay, from Barangay Paknaan to the area near the Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge (commonly known as second Mandaue-Mactan bridge), and develop this into a mixed-use hub. He did not identify other members of the consortium.

The project is expected to boost the vision of local officials to make Mandaue City, erstwhile known as Cebu’s manufacturing hub, the premier business destination in central Philippines by 2016.

In a newspaper notice published yesterday, the city government called for bidders for the development, financing, engineering and design, reclamation and development of foreshore and submerged lands into the proposed Global City Mandaue Project.

Bid documents and the terms of reference were made available starting yesterday. A pre-bid conference is set for Aug. 13 while the submission and opening of bids will be on Sept. 2.

“If everything is in order, we should be able to award the contract soon after [Sept. 2],” Mr. Tianero said in a phone interview. He estimated that the project would be completed in five years.

He said an authority for the mayor to sign the contract will be secured from the city council. Approval by the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) will also be secured before the actual reclamation activity, he added.

Mandaue Mayor Jonas C. Cortes has identified the initiative as one of his flagship projects.

During his inaugural speech last July 20, he said the project will be undertaken in four phases and will have the following components: waterfront commercial center; an agro-industrial logistics park; Cansaga Bay Commercial and Residential Centre; and the Mandaue Central Watersport and Leisure Park.

He noted that there is a need to provide more areas for development to accommodate more investors.

“The situation calls for nothing less than an immediate expansion of our territorial limits through reclamation development,” he said. -- Marites S. Villamor

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