Manila, the country’s capital, has fallen several times — it has struggled through colonial conquests, the ravages of war, natural disasters and hazards, and now, a pandemic.
Yet, just as it has gone through the most adverse of times, the city continues to prove that it is a survivor — resilient and adaptable.
The Covid-19 pandemic may have brought intense health and economic challenges, but through the vision of its leaders, Manila is poised to be great again as a greener, healthier and future-ready city.
Horizon Manila, a joint venture between the city government of Manila and JBros Construction Corporation, will be a testament to its triumph of the will as the project will further fortify and elevate the city beyond Covid times.
The mixed-use planned community is said to be the biggest reclamation development in the Philippines. Located south of the Manila-Pasay border and east of Roxas Boulevard, the 419-hectare
raw-land reclamation and development will see the rise of three islands on the foreshore and offshore areas in Manila Bay.
Island 1 will consist of 140 hectares; Island 2 will have an area of 140 hectares; and Island 3 will be 139 hectares.
As part of its vision to make Manila great again, the project is also expected to attract business opportunities and generate 400,000 jobs and business opportunities. This is the vital hope that the city has been endeavoring as its government continues to find solutions for the city’s recovery and progress.
It’s the perfect partnership for a city of tomorrow as JBros Construction has already accomplished notable projects in Manila, including the GSIS Building and the National Museum of History.
Both parties, the city government and its private partner, will share profits, risks and losses. The resulting unincorporated joint venture will be governed by a sharing arrangement with 51 percent for Manila and 49 percent for JBros Construction.