A religion-themed attraction is being planned for the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines.

According to BusinessMirror, the east Asian daily, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority has approved a proposal by a not-for-profit organisation to build a new theme park built around the concept of the Holy Land.

The "new Jerusalem experience, right here in Central Luzon", as administrator Armand Arreza was quoted, is touted to be the first of its kind in Asia.

Arreza said the proposed tourism attraction will be built by the Holy Land Subic Foundation in a 20-hectare area. Groundbreaking for the project is expected to be held in June.