Visual and aesthetic values are subjective to individual receptors and relative to its surrounding landscape. In general, the abandoned area would likely cause unpleasant views against the local landscape. Revegetation and site rehabilitation closest to its original conditions shall be carried out on the abandoned land in the event of possible project abandonment. Any temporarily erected structures shall be dismantled and removed, including machineries, materials, and waste from the project site.


Infrastructure and equipment in a closed, abandoned or completed (construction) work area pose no significant impact on the environment and public health.

Standard Operating Procedures

15.1 Remove all structures or part of structures, which are not degradable and pose environmental risks. This includes septic tanks that need to be emptied by appointed contractors or suppliers.

15.2 Remove all machinery, vehicles and parts used during housing development and commercial construction.

15.3 Extract and clean or dispose of by legal means, all soil that is contaminated by oil, hazardous substances, or scheduled waste. Refer to SOP 9.2.8.

15.4 Clear all debris originating from construction activities that may block watercourses.

15.5 Unclog all drainage that may cause water ponding.

15.6 Rehabilitate all exposed areas or cut slopes, which may cause further erosion or landslides, by re-vegetating these areas with cover crops.

15.7 Submit a notification of closure or abandonment of housing and commercial development to the EPD.

15.8 Prepare an Environmental Compliance Audit and Monitoring Closing report to the EPD no later than one calendar month after the date of closure or abandonment, indicating how unused infrastructures and exposed sites have been rehabilitated.