Township developer Megaworld Corporation is allotting P98 billion to develop an 85-hectare property along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in the municipalities of Marilao and Bocaue in Bulacan in 15 to 20 years.
In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the firm said it will transform the property into a “global business district” that will give the province its first-ever metropolitan hub for business and lifestyle.
To be called Northwin Global City, the future township is strategically located just 20 kilometers north of Metro Manila and can be accessed via the Marilao Exit of NLEX.
It will also be just 20 minutes away from the proposed New Manila International Airport in Bulacan, and just five minutes away from the Philippine Arena.
The township will have its own themed commercial district, high-rise residential condominiums, hotels, malls, mixed-use commercial buildings, educational institutions, and state-of-the-art office towers.
Megaworld commits that 40 percent of the entire township development will be dedicated to green and open spaces such as landscaped parks.
The company will also be integrating its “iTownship” features into Northwin Global City such as the installation of solar-powered and LED streetlights, underground cabling system, fiber optic cabling, bike lanes, storm water detention facility for flood prevention, intermodal transport terminal, and other sustainable infrastructure for mobility and connectivity.
“Finally, our vision of having a truly modern and global business district for Bulacan is coming to a reality,” said Megaworld Chief Strategy Officer Kevin L. Tan.
He added that, “This is like building a new city that will put the province of Bulacan in the global business map because we envision huge multinational companies to be operating here once our commercial district and our office towers will be completed.”
Tan noted that, “Northwin Global City’s close proximity to Metro Manila and its ideal location just along NLEX and the major transport infrastructure will be very favorable for the future locators and residents of this township.”
Northwin Global City will also host one of the stations of the Manila-Clark Railway Project so future residents, locators, and even visitors of the township will have the most convenient access to and from Metro Manila as well as to and from Clark International Airport.
“Once completed, Northwin Global City will have convenient access to three international airports in Bulacan, Clark, and even in Metro Manila. By then, we hope to be able to create more jobs for Filipinos especially in that part of Central Luzon,” said Tan.
From the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Makati Central Business District, and Bonifacio Global City, Northwin Global City can also be easily accessed via the Skyway 3 towards NLEX, which will only take around an hour during normal traffic.