The South Sulawesi government first proposed the Centre Point of Indonesia (CPI) project in 2009 (1). Then, in 2013, the government offered private sector companies ownership stakes in the development in exchange for assistance with construction and financing. PT Yasmin Bumi Asri won the tender under an agreement that 106.76 hectares, about 68 percent of the area, will be owned by the Makassar-based developer for commercial use, while the rest would be used by the South Sulawesi government for the state guesthouse complex. In May 2015, PT Yasmin Bumi Asri established a joint operation with PT Ciputra Surya, subsidiary of the Ciputra Group conglomerate, to help develop the five islands. Ciputra estimated that the first stage of the project would cost around 2.5 trillion Indonesian rupiah (about $187.66 million). The joint operation then employed Boskalis to oversee the construction of the islands The first phase of the Makassar New Port (MNP) was built in 2017 and has been officially operational on March 28, 2019. The 22-hectare sea has been stockpiled and is soon to complete the construction of the second and third stages. In the next 2032 this project will totally reclaim 106 hectares of the sea (2). Currently, the overall reclaimed area if the CPI and MNP are combined is 263 hectares. However, according to the RZWP3K Regional Regulation it will eventually reach 3,711.55 hectares. CPI is foreseen to be extended and changed into a Zone of Service and Trade Zone, covering an area of 2,706 hectares. While MNP will be included in the Provincial Strategic Area which reaches an area of 1,154.81 hectares and the Untia bridge, a new reclamation project covering an area of 1,552.82 hectares.