San Miguel taps Singapore, New Manila Airport terminal builders in Paris


San Miguel Corp said Tuesday, for its suggested New Manila International Airport in Bulacan, it tapped the designers and builders of Changi from Singapore and Charles de Gaulle from France.

San Miguel said it involved Groupe ADPi, Meinhardt Group and Jacobs for the P734-billion project, which lately hurdled a “Swiss challenge” for unsolicited proposals owing to a absence of rival offers.

The design envisages a “future-ready airport focusing on overall passenger experience and sustainable technologies,” the company said.

“This is their biggest investment in a single project to date, one that will definitely affect 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 them.”

Fishermen who will be impacted by airport building will be moved with fresh ships to restore their livelihood, Ang was cited in the declaration.

SMC said it hopes to be able to set the stage for meaningful and productive commitment as quickly as it receives the government’s final permission.

He added that it would formally begin meaningful and productive participation with all interested stakeholders, particularly the impacted communities, as quickly as SMC receives final permission from the government.

The terminal will have 4 runways, expandable up to 6, with an annual capability of 100 million passengers, San Miguel said in a declaration.

The new airport is anticipated to deliver “trillions of dollars” in financial activity, 35 million visitors annually, as well as 30 million tourism-related employment for individuals in Bulacan and neighboring provinces, the firm said.

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