SMC's P10 Billion Bus and Food Terminal Plans to Decongest Metro Manila Traffic

SMC's P10 Billion Bus and Food Terminal Plans to Decongest Metro Manila Traffic

Sam Miguel Corporation(SMC) is spreading its wings, diversifying in different businesses in the country.

SMC will be spending P10 billion for a planned bus and food terminal on the former site of the old Pandacan oil depot in Manila.

In its disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, SMC would submit an unsolicited proposal to the Department of Transportation for the bus terminal on the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road that will allow provincial buses and UV Express vans to drop off passengers to decongest traffic on Epifanio De Los Santos (EDSA).

San Miguel Corporation's Ramon Ang
(photo credit to Esquire)

Ramon Ang, SMC President and Chief Operating Officer said the terminal will be built over the Skyway Stage 3, which will connect the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) from Buendia in Makati City, and North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in Balintawak, Quezon Cityaccording to Businessworld. 

As per there disclosure with the PSE, SMC has designated December 2019 as the expected date of the terminal.

“’Di na kayo sasakay kung saan-saan, pwede na kayo dumeretso ng Manila bypassing EDSA Skyway 3… Tapos meron ako lugar bababaan ng lahat bus (You can go straight to Manila, bypassing EDSA on the Skyway 3… Then I will have an area where all the buses can unload passengers),” Businessworld quoted Ang.

Ang explains that the proposed terminals will be able to accommodate 1,000 buses “at any time.”

"(The terminals will be) over the connector road… ’Yung bus ’di na kailangan saan-saan pumunta, may bababaan na (The buses do not have to go anywhere, they can unload passengers there). We will provide them access to a loading and unloading area," Ang added.

SMC, through its unit Citra Central Expressway Corp., is also the company behind the Skyway Stage 3.

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