The Intramuros Administration (IA) is a national government agency created on April 10, 1979 under Presidential Decree 1616. It is tasked to restore the Walled City of Intramuros and develop it into a prime urban tourist destination. IA's objective is to make this "city within a city" socially, economically, and culturally viable again while keeping pace with modernization. IA intends to enhance the potential of Intramuros as a main center of tourist activity in the City of Manila. It is involved not only in restoration but also in urban renewal and income generation.