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Proposal to build Manila cruise port submitted to Malacanang

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The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) has submitted to Malacanang a proposal to construct a P308-million Manila cruise port in Paranaque City.

In a statement on Tuesday, May 15, it said it had submitted on May 9 a proposal from Sureste Properties Inc. to build a Solaire Cruise Center. It said Bloomberry Resorts Corp. and International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) presented to President Rodrigo R. Duterte a plan for the Solaire Cruise and Yachting Centre, which the President welcomed as long as it acquires all permits and environmental clearances.

“The proposal includes marine and terminal facilities, homeport and port-of- call operations, an expanded harbor offering dining, shopping, entertainment and maritime recreation, and walkable esplanades and plazas,” TIEZA said.

It added, the project will be applied to become a Tourism Enterprise Zone to avail of fiscal and non-fiscal incentives. — Denise A. Valdez