Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is expecting to begin development exercises at its enormous Bulacan airplane terminal undertaking, which is named as the ‘biggest airport in the world’, being situated as an option and inevitable substitution to Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), by 2019.
In an announcement, SMC president Ramon S. Ang said that the development of the air terminal is peered toward to start one year from now and would be done in six years.
“While we’re still going through a long process, hopefully, in 2019, we can hit the ground running on actual construction,” Ang said.
The conglomerate, whose organizations span food, drinks, power, oil refining and transport infrastructure, prior declared an arrangement to tap South Korea’s Incheon International Airport as an accomplice for the venture, named the New Manila International Airport (Nmia).
The business head honcho underscored that the air terminal will help support the nation’s work and the travel industry. Over 1 million direct and indirect jobs will be available for overseas Filipino workers and locals during its construction phase.
Ang said the airport project would require at least 100,000 workers who would be sourced from Bulacan and nearby provinces such as Bataan and Pampanga.
“That’s just the beginning. This is a massive project and over the next five years, we estimate that we will generate millions of direct and indirect jobs to build and operate Nmia,” Ang said.
Another major beneficiary of the project is Bulacan’s fishing industry.
SMC said the aerotropolis to be built along Manila Bay would transform the province into a “seafood capital” once it implements a coastal cleanup effort covering 12,000 hectares.
A city complex will also be built at a 2,500-hectare area along Manila Bay in Bulacan, Bulacan.