San Miguel's P734-B Bulacan airport, artists’ concept released, will start building by end of 2019.

Proposed New Manila International Airport photo from Manila Bulletin (ctto)

Manila, Philippines - San Miguel Corporation (SMC) released on Friday different set design options for the country’s newest and largest aviation hub, New Manila International Airport (NMIA) in Bulakan, Bulacan.
The SMC will start building before the end of 2019, the said project will be able to handle up to 100 million passengers a year, more than double the existing capacity of the four terminals of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City.

SMC promised on Thursday, to give the Inquirer a preview of the newly completed artists’ rendition of NMIA, worth P734 billion and at zero cost to the government.
The proposed P734 billion airport will have 4 runways, expandable up to 6, with a capacity of 100 million passengers every year, San Miguel said in a statement. 
According to San Miguel President Ramon Ang, the new airport’s capacity will help boost tourism in the country that can accommodate tourist arrivals to as much as 35 million annually, from the 7.1 million recorded last year.

The SMC President added that NMIA would boost trillions of dollars in economic activity annually for the country can create 30 million tourism-related jobs, generate more than a million direct jobs and make lives better for residents of Bulacan and nearby provinces.

He said the project “is designed to decongest Metro Manila.” “It will provide more and better livelihood opportunities, and not take them away; ensure environmental balance and enhance resilience against calamities, because it’s the right thing to do.”

The proposed aviation gateway will have four runways, large space to expand to six, and will be part of a larger infrastructure ecosystem that will connect with existing expressways, and mass rail transits that will link it to southern and northern Luzon.

Source: Inquirer

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