DOTr : SMHC to build Bulacan airport this year

DOTr : SMHC to build Bulacan airport this year

It’s Ramon Ang’s San Miguel Holdings Corporation (SMHC) who won the project’s Swiss challenge, hence as announced by the Department of Transportation (DOTr), SMHC can start the construction work as early as this year.

Titled the New Manila International Airport (NMIA), the PHP735.6 billion project's construction, operation, and maintenance are set to be awarded to Ramon Ang’s San Miguel Holdings Corporation (SMHC), after no other company challenged the original proponent during a bidding by the DOTr’s Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) at the DOTr office in Clark, Pampanga.

Following the announcement,the next step would be the issuance of a notice of award (NOA) to SMHC within the next five days followed by a notice to proceed (NTP).

San Miguel Corporation's CEO Mr. Ramon Ang, backdraft is the plan of the new airport in Bulacan.
(photo credit to owner)

“Yung NEDA (National Economic and Development Authority) board approval, tapos na yun (that’s done). That was given before the Swiss Challenge. Next step is the issuance of an NOA (within 5 days) and then issuance of the NTP,” DOTr Assistant Secretary for Communications Goddes Hope Libiran said
Once the NOA has been received, SMHC they have 20 days to comply with certain requirements.
“On the notice of award, there are some conditions that should be complied with. These include post-performance security, proof of commitment, among others as stated in the law. They (SMHC) have 20 days to do so,” DOTr Assistant Secretary for Procurement and Project Implementation Giovanni Lopez said.

Hardworking DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said the NMIA will only be part of a "basket of solutions" introduced by the Duterte administration.

“This new international airport is important in helping ease the congestion of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Together with the expansion of Clark Airport and the construction of additional facilities at Sangley Airport, Bulacan Airport is part of ‘baskets of solutions’ to bring further connectivity to the Filipino people,” Tugade said
NMIA is expected to be operational four to six years from the start of the construction this year.
NMIA has the capacity to accommodate 100 million passengers per year which can later be expanded to 200 million.

Four parallel runways are planned by the SMCH, the airport will target 240 aircraft movements per hour.
An 8.4-kilometer tollway connecting the airport to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in Marilao, Bulacan is also planned to be constructed as part of the project. 

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Report from PNA

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