Ramon Ang is the president and chief executive officer of San Miguel Corporation. He gave his insights regarding the construction of the new airport in Bulacan lately.
Ang remarked that the new international gateway’s name is the New Manila International Airport. He said that it could create livelihood opportunities for the people.
Besides, he remarked that it could bring in as much as 30 million visitors. Ang confirmed that San Miguel Corporation had already recruited expert consultants from abroad.
This measure is a component of the preparatory task for their forthcoming project, he said.
Moreover, Ang relayed that the international expert consultants will study Bulacan’s flooding scenario. This natural occurrence is common in the countryside.
Furthermore, the foreign professionals will help in addressing the natural calamity.
They have reportedly identified the bodies of water. They include creeks, rivers, and tributaries, that require cleaning.
Also, these bodies of water would undergo overhauling, deepening, and widening, according to Ang.
Ruben Reinoso is the undersecretary for planning and project development at the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
He confirmed that the San Miguel Corporation is already ready for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Bulacan airport project.
Reinoso said that Ang’s company had already selected a contractor. Also, he mentioned that the San Miguel Corporation had already obtained certification for environmental compliance.
Reinoso affirmed that the Philippine publicly listed conglomerate had already turned in all the nominated collaborators. These entities are necessary to operate the upcoming provincial air station.
The Changi Airport Group of Singapore and France’s Aeroports de Paris are among these well-known airport operators.
Furthermore, South Korea’s international airport in Incheon and Japan’s Narita International Airport Corporation are parts of the list.
Philippine daily newspaper The Philippine Star reported that the San Miguel Corporation could already start the actual building of the Bulacan airport anytime.
DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said that he does not see any concern in commencing the groundbreaking of the New Manila International Airport.
He cited that he understands the personal problems Ang recently encountered. These issues affected the erection of the provincial airfield.
Tugade pointed out that they do not intend to put more pressure on Ang by pushing the existing project. He said that he believes that they will perform the groundbreaking rites in due time.
The New Manila International Airport reportedly costs $15 billion to construct in Bulakan, Bulacan. Its location is a 2,400-hectare property.
The San Miguel Corporation will perform the funding, building, designing, and operation of the new facility.
Developers of the Bulacan airport initiative anticipate the easing of the congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which has been the primary global gateway of the Philippines.
The San Miguel Corporation’s airport project will reportedly be able to handle up to 100 million airport customers in one year.
Furthermore, it will feature three terminals, four runways, and eight taxiways. 2025 is the full completion year seen for the Bulacan airport.