SMC builds road, rail for Bulacan Airport

Published November 16, 2020, 5:00 AM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has unveiled over the weekend major rail and road networks to be incorporated  in its P740-billion Bulacan airport project.

“These projects make up the massive infrastructure network that make the airport accessible from Metro Manila and various points of Luzon, and unlock the economic potential of many provinces,” according to SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang.

SMC president and COO Ramon S. Ang

SMC’s airport development plan includes an 8-kilometer airport toll road connecting the airport to the North Luzon Expressway and linking it to the recently-completed 18-kilometer Skyway Stage 3 going to the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).

 In a recent meeting with Local Government Units (LGUs) in Bulacan, SMC also presented several proposed road expressway projects.

 These include the NMIA Airport Expressway, Integrated Airport Toll Expressway Network-Northern Access Link, Integrated Airport Toll Expressway Network-Southern Access Link, Integrated Airport Toll Expressway Network- Central Access Link, East Metro Manila Expressway, Northeast Airport Expressway, Calamba-San Pedro Expressway, Bulacan-Tarlac Expressway (BTEX), Bataan-Bulacan Expressway (BBEX),  Skyway Stage 3-R10 NMIA Expressway, MRT 7 Road, and NMIA Expressway MRT 7 (Road Spur Access).

 SMC’s proposed railway transport initiatives include the MRT7 Katipunan Spur, MRT7 Airport Expressway-North Line, MRT7 Airport Expressway-West Line, MRT7 Extension Project, and MRT7 Airport Expressway Southeast Line, all of which have been granted “Original Proponent Status”.

 “These proposed rail and road networks will allow the province to accommodate the millions of passengers who will enter the country through the Bulacan airport every year,” Ang pointed out.

 It will also allow the smooth delivery of goods and services from the Bulacan Airport City Economic Zone.

SMC thanked the local government units of Bulacan for aligning with the company’s future infrastructure projects to complement the airport transport system.

“With the LGUs agreeing to align their own road network projects to those of San Miguel, we can  reduce traffic congestion and improve the transport system in the province,” he stressed.