With the new Bulacan Airport or New Manila International Airport (NMIA) project underway, it seems getting there won’t be as complicated as going to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) despite being outside of Metro Manila.
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) announced that they will be building new roads that will link the airport to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). The new road network projects will already be incorporated into their Php 740 billion budget to build the new Bulacan Airport. Apart from giving easier access to commuters, SMC says it will also help decongest EDSA.
One of SMC’s plans is to construct a new 8-kilometer toll road that will connect the airport to NLEX and the recently completed Skyway Stage 3 project which will in turn connect it to SLEX. SMC also proposed several other road projects to connect the Bulacan airport to the surrounding area including 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, and Northeast Airport Expressway.
According to SMC president Ramon Ang, the new road projects will not only make travel to and from NMIA faster and convenient but also unlock economic opportunities for the country’s provinces as well.
“These projects make up the massive infrastructure network that will not only make the airport easily accessible from Metro Manila and various points of Luzon, but will also further unlock the economic potential of so many of our provinces. Taken together with the airport, travel, and trade in Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and outside the country will be easier and more efficient. This is part of our commitment to invest more in our country and help our government and our people build back better,” said Ang.