Ramon Ang assures a disaster-resilient airport in Bulacan

Amid concerns of flooding and ground shaking over the planned international airport in Bulacan, San Miguel Corp. president Ramon S. Ang has vowed to build a sound structure that can withstand natural disasters.

Ang gave the assurance after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised geohazard concerns over the P740 billion New Manila International Airport that SMC woud build in Bulacan.

“We would like to assure all stakeholders, particularly those who expressed concerns or opposition to the project, as well as those who offered inputs and suggestions, that we value your inputs and will seriously take them into consideration,” Ang said.

“As a private investment, the Manila International Airport will be built at no cost to government and with no subsidies and guaranties whatsoever. In short, the public can be assured that San Miguel Corporation has studied the project, its feasibility, and all possible risks, and will incorporate these into the final design of the project.

To ensure that the airport will be disaster-resilient, SMC has tapped three major global airport construction firms Groupe ADP (Aeroports de Paris), Meinhardt Group, and Jacobs Engineering Group which have worked on Singapore’s famous Changi Airport, Charles de Gaulle Airport in France, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport in the US.

“This airport is perhaps the largest, most ambitious, and most game-changing infrastructure projects by Filipinos for Filipinos. An effort of this magnitude requires the cooperation and support of many stakeholders. As such, we remain committed to engaging the public as we move to make this vision a reality – and make this right,” Ang said.

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