Sunday, September 2, 2018

San Miguel Corp. President: Bulacan airport construction to create 1M new jobs





Composite photo of SMC President Ramon S. Ang and the proposed airport plan (from bilyonaryo.com)



San Miguel Corp. president Ramon S. Ang in an emailed statement said that as many as 1 million direct and indirect jobs will be created within the six-year construction period of what is dubbed as the New Manila International Airport in Bulacan once the government gives its go signal for the project.

The head of the conglomerate behind the project also said that replacing the 70-year old Ninoy Aquino International Airport would be boon for the country’s large community of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).


“Once the airport project is given the green-light to proceed with construction, we will tap our best workers from here and overseas,” Ang said

San Miguel Corporation, the country’s largest conglomerate has been pushing for the construction of the new airport which aims to accommodate the growing air travel needs of Filipinos since the year 2010.

The conglomerate’s latest proposal requires a massive airport complex on a 2,500-hectare property in Bulacan, which is 27 kilometers north of Naia.

Also, the proposal calls for the new airport to be made accessible from any point in the metro via multiple expressways in 45 minutes travel time or less.

In April, the National Economic and Development Authority have approved the plan.

Furthermore, the new airport will have up to four parallel runways, which will be upgradeable to six; modern terminals, cargo and ancillary facilities, and an adjacent industrial complex and its seaport facilities on the edge of Manila Bay.

“It’s a massive undertaking. We will need Filipino talents in engineering, construction, hospitality and airport-related services,” Ang said.

“Hopefully, this will give many of our OFW countrymen a reason to come home, be with their families and at the same time help in building a better future for our nation,” the conglomerate president added

“We will make sure that our OFWs will be very comfortable in the new airport,” Ang said.


Source: Inquirer