This is how your New Manila International Airport might look like
RSA gives a peek of his vision for Manila’s new airport in Bulacan
San Miguel Corp. has released select design studies for its proposed
New Manila International Airport (NMIA) which it plans to build in
Bulakan, Bulacan just north of Metro Manila.
“We can assure this early that this project is designed to decongest
Metro Manila. It will provide more and better livelihood
opportunities, not to take them away; ensure environmental balance and
enhance resilience against calamities, because it’s the right thing to
do,” said SMC president and COO Ramon S. Ang.
“We envision a brighter future for everyone, but we know what’s worth
achieving isn’t necessarily easy. We will face rough waters along the
way, that’s why we need everybody’s help and support to make this
dream a reality,” he added.
The company is investing P734 billion to build a new, world-class
international gateway which expects to be the best in the region.
The company said that while it is still awaiting the Notice of Award
from government, it is already preparing to work closely with local
government units, the communities and all stakeholders of the project.
The proposed gateway will have four runways, expandable to six, and
will handle up to 100 million passengers per year.
It will be part of a larger infrastructure ecosystem which will
connect seamlessly with existing expressways and mass rail transits
that will connect it to both southern and northern Luzon.
SMC said this project would be a long-term solution to the country’s
airport congestion problem with the country’s main airport operating
above capacity – with no space to build additional runways.
The NMIA will fuel trillions of dollars in economic activity annually
for the country, bring in about 35 million tourists per year, create
an estimated 30 million tourism related jobs, generate more than a
million direct jobs and make lives better for the people of host
province Bulacan and the rest of the nearby provinces.