032-i. Advisory review: projects in Manila Bay - Philippines

The NCEA issued an advice on three projects for integrated coastal zone development in the Wider Manila Bay area. It recommended to implement two of the three proposed projects with minor adaptations, and to implement of the third proposed project only one sub-component.  

Rapports consultatifs et autres documents

11 mai 1998: Terms of reference
Accompanying letter
Appendices Advice

Détails significatifs

In collaboration with the Dutch goverment, the Government of the Philippines indicated its interest in a number of projects for integrated coastal zone development in Wider Manila Bay area. Three project proposals were elaborated by Dutch and Philippine institutes. Before giving financial support, the governments wanted to assess the environmental relevance and quality of the proposed activities. The Netherlands Embassy in Manila requested the NCEA to advise in this case, with the following objectives:

  • To assess the relevance of these projects from an environmental point of view;
  • To assess the quality of available documents regarding these projects;
  • To advise on prioritisation and sequence of the activities.

The NCEA established a working group and visited the three project sites, during which it discussed the projects with relevant authorities and non-governmental organisations. It issued an advisory report in which it focued on the review criteria of environmental relevance, feasibility and effectiveness, and institutional aspects. Main recommendations in the advice were:

  • To execute the Laguna de Bay project with a slightly adapted ToR and with establishment of an independent advisory panel for evaluation of infrastructural works;
  • To execute the Guidelines development project with inclusion of guidelines on EIA for land reclamation, and information on good practice in land reclamation;
  • To execute only one of three activities in the third, combined project proposal (only the Geoscience aspect, and only in Lingayen Gulf instead of Manila Bay).

In addition, the NCEA advised on phasing of the selected projects.

Parties concernées

Membres du groupe de travail

mr J.G.L. de Schutter
mr J.H.J. Terwindt

Le président du groupe de travail: mr D. de Zeeuw
Secrétaire technique: mr A.J. Kolhoff

Promoteur et Autorité de composants

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Autorité de composants
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Country: Philippines

Mise à jour: 12 avril 2019