Netherlands allots P75M for Manila Bay Sustainable Development Plan

MALOLOS CITY — Netherlands has committed P75 million for the completion of the Manila Bay Sustainable Development Plan.

In her visit in Malolos City, Ambassador Marion Derckx assured coastal towns in Bulacan and Pampanga that her country will extend financial and technical assistance in drafting the plan for the entire 190 kilometer stretch of Manila Bay.

“The commitment of my government to your government is to help craft good master plan, a framework, to develop the whole coast of the Manila Bay. We are ready provide technical assistance and if needed, partly provide financing,” Derckx said.

On top of this grant, the Philippines will provide a counterpart fund of Php250 million. (CLJD/SFV-PIA 3)