SMC taps Changi, Charles de Gaulle airport developers for Bulacan aeropolis
San Miguel Corp. wants nothing but the best for its planned international gateway in Bulacan, estimated to cost around P734 billion.
SMC has tapped global firms Groupe ADPi, Meinhardt Group and Jacobs to design and build its New Manila International Airport in Bulacan (NMIA).
All three companies were involved in building world-class gateways such as Singapore’s Changi Airport, Atlanta Airport and France’s Charles de Gaulle Airport.
The initial designs, some of which were released earlier, envision a future-ready airport focusing on overall passenger experience and sustainable technologies consistent with the needs of the environment and the local communities of Bulacan and its nearby provinces.
SMC is also set to engage a world-class airport operator to help complete its biggest project to date.
“This is our biggest investment in a single project to date, one that will definitely impact the lives of millions of Filipinos and the country in general – all the more reason for us to push for greater sustainability and choose the best people to work with us,” SMC president and COO Ramon S. Ang said.
“Bulacan’s local industries will not only survive, they will also grow. With a major international airport at their doorstep, fisherfolk, micro entrepreneurs, and local businesses will have a huge, ready market for their products, and even a means to ship them to other provinces or export them,” Ang said.