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Friday, June 17, 2005

Subic Port Development Project Update

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Quarrying operation at Maritan Hill for reclamation material of Subic Port Project

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Wider shot of Maritan Hill quarrying

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Mouth of Kalaklan river, area indicated by yellow line being proposed as additional quarrying site for the port project. This material is a result of Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991.

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On-going Subic Port Development Project at Leyte Wharf, notice the reclamation (far-end), according to Florante Santos, project manager of the Subic Bay Port Development Project, an estimated 21 percent of the P5.217 billion modern port is now complete.

“Despite the delay in the shipment of steel piles from Japan, we are still on target of completing the project by July 1, 2007,” Santos said.

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The two-phase project involves the reclamation of 28 to 30 hectares for the new container yard and construction of a container terminal at Cubi Point that will increase Subic’s total handling capacity to 600,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU).

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Phase 1, which is already 50 percent complete, involves the construction of a 280-meter berth and the installation of two gantry cranes with total handling capacity of 300,000 TEU a year. The second phase involves the construction of another 280-meter berth and two additional gantry cranes.

The project also includes dredging with a depth of 13 meters, construction of an access road and the port administration building, and installation of utilities and navigational aids, Santos said.


  • Olongapo have continuing opposition to this particular port project, follow this link to learn why . . .

    By Anonymous edpiano, at 6/17/2005 12:23 PM  

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