New Manila International Airport (Bulakan, Bulacan)

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DOTr: SMHC to build Bulacan airport this year

July 31, 2019
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By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz/Philippine News Agency

NEW MANILA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. The design of an airport to be constructed, operated and maintained by San Miguel Holdings Corporation in Bulacan. (Photo courtesy of DOTr)


MANILA — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday announced that the construction works for the Bulacan airport will begin this year following the conclusion of the project’s Swiss challenge.

Dubbed the New Manila International Airport (NMIA), the PHP735.6 billion project’s construction, operation, and maintenance are set to be awarded to San Miguel Holdings Corporation (SMHC), after no other company challenged the original proponent during a bidding by the DOTr’s Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) at the DOTr office in Clark, Pampanga.

In a message sent to the media, DOTr Assistant Secretary for Communications Goddes Hope Libiran said the next step in the process would be the issuance of a notice of award (NOA) to SMHC within the next five days followed by a notice to proceed (NTP).

“Yung NEDA (National Economic and Development Authority) board approval, tapos na yun (that’s done). That was given before the Swiss Challenge. Next step is the issuance of an NOA (within 5 days) and then issuance of the NTP,” Libiran said.

DOTr Assistant Secretary for Procurement and Project Implementation Giovanni Lopez, who also leads the BAC, said once the SMHC has received their NOA, they have 20 days to comply with certain requirements.

“On the notice of award, there are some conditions that should be complied with. These include post-performance security, proof of commitment, among others as stated in the law. They (SMHC) have 20 days to do so,” Lopez said.

The performance security to be required from the SMHC will vary between one or a combination of cash, irrevocable letter of credit and surety bond.

“Cash – a minimum of 2% of the project cost; irrevocable letter of credit – a minimum of 5% of project cost; surety bond – a minimum of 10%,” Libiran said.

Meanwhile, DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said the NMIA will only be part of a “basket of solutions” introduced by the Duterte administration.

“This new international airport is important in helping ease the congestion of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Together with the expansion of Clark Airport and the construction of additional facilities at Sangley Airport, Bulacan Airport is part of ‘baskets of solutions’ to bring further connectivity to the Filipino people,” Tugade said.

The new international gateway is expected to be operational within four to six years from the start of construction this year.

The NMIA is designed to have a capacity of 100 million passengers per year which can later be expanded to 200 million.

With its four parallel runways planned, the airport targets 240 aircraft movements per hour.

An 8.4-kilometer tollway connecting the airport to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in Marilao, Bulacan is also planned to be constructed as part of the project.

For the latest updates about this story, visit the Philippine News Agency website

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  • private-iprivate-i Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    San Miguel unveils artists’ concept for sprawling 100M-passenger-per-year Bulacan airport



    By: Daxim L. Lucas - Reporter / @daxinq
    Inquirer Business / 07:26 PM August 08, 2019





    MANILA, Philippines – The country’s newest and largest aviation hub, which San Miguel Corp. will start building before 2019 is out, will be able to handle up to 100 million passengers a year — more than double the existing capacity of the four terminals of Metro Manila’s ageing international airport.


    Thus said the country’s largest conglomerate on Thursday as it gave the Inquirer an exclusive preview of the newly completed artists’ rendition of the New Manila International Airport which will be built in Bulakan, Bulacan for an estimated P734 billion, and at zero cost to the Philippine government.

    According to San Miguel president Ramon Ang, the new airport’s capacity will help boost tourism in the country by facilitating an increase in tourist arrivals to as much as 35 million annually, from the 7.1 million recorded last year.

    The San Miguel chief said NMIA will fuel trillions of dollars in economic activity annually for the country, create an estimated 30 million tourism-related jobs, generate more than a million direct jobs and make lives better for the people of host province Bulacan and the rest of the nearby provinces.

    More importantly, Ang assured that this project “is designed to decongest Metro Manila.”

    “It will provide more and better livelihood opportunities, not to take them away; ensure environmental balance and enhance resilience against calamities, because it’s the right thing to do,” he said.

    The proposed aviation gateway will have four runways, with enough space to expand to six, and will be part of a larger infrastructure ecosystem that will connect seamlessly with existing expressways and mass rail transits that will connect it to both southern and northern Luzon.

    San Miguel said this project would be a long-term solution to the country’s airport congestion problem with the country’s main airport operating above capacity, and with no space to build additional runways.

    The company said the airport would also be built taking into account sustainability and energy-efficient measures.

    “We envision a brighter future for everyone, and we know what’s worth achieving won’t be easy,” Ang said. “We will face rough waters along the way, that’s why we need everybody’s help and support to make this dream a reality.”




  • private-iprivate-i Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    SMC readies master plan to solve Bulacan flood woes



    By: Daxim L. Lucas - Reporter / @daxinq
    Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:02 AM August 28, 2018


    San Miguel Corp. (SMC) will implement a multibillion peso flood control program to mitigate the perennial flooding in Bulacan once it receives the green light to build its proposed international airport immediately north of Metro Manila, according to the company’s president.

    In particular, the country’s largest conglomerate is proposing to build a spillway that will allow excess rainfall from the vicinity of the Angat, Ipo and Bustos dams to empty directly into Manila Bay, thus preventing the flooding of the province’s low-lying areas that happen annually.

    “Following extensive hydrologic studies, and with the help of water resource experts, a comprehensive drainage management plan is being formulated for the [proposed] New Manila International Airport and adjoining areas,” SMC president Ramon Ang told the Inquirer in an e-mail.

    He explained this was necessary because “certain parts of Bulacan have always been prone to flooding.”

    “It has been a perennial problem of the province, made worse by clogged waterways and drainage systems,” Ang added.

    Deforestation in the watershed that is also the only source of potable water for the metropolis of 10 million inhabitants means that rainwater runs off to the plains due to the degradation of the area’s water holding capacity.

    “Proper design and management of flood control measures around the Angat and Pampanga River basins, which cover a huge part of the Bulacan province, are key to addressing flooding in the province,” Ang said.

    Once given the green light, the privately funded airport complex will take six years to complete from the time the project breaks ground and will involve no government guarantees. It will rise on a 2,500-hectare property immediately north of Navotas along the Manila Bay shoreline which the conglomerate acquired recently.

    The conglomerate said managing the flow of water from these dams through a combination of capacity and structural improvements and the improvement of river systems and tributaries would help address flooding.



  • private-iprivate-i Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited August 9
    The following photos are from @daxINQ and posted by - SNPKLSDMBLDR - at skyscrapercity.com


    An artist's concept

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  • private-iprivate-i Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited August 9
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  • private-iprivate-i Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
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  • private-iprivate-i Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited August 9

    5 Things You Need to Know About the New International Airport in Bulacan

    It’s happening.


    By Paul John Caña   |   6 days ago

    IMAGE Department of Transportation/Unsplash

    Eight months after it first announced its intention to build a new international airport in Bulacan, it’s looking more and more likely San Miguel Corp. might just be able to pull it off. In a lengthy Facebook post, the Department of Transportation this week said construction work on the new airport is expected to begin before the end of the year after it concluded the Swiss Challenge for SMC unit San Miguel Holdings Corp. (SMHC)’s unsolicited proposal. 

    A Swiss Challenge is essentially an opportunity for other parties to match or improve on a bid for a public project or service. The DOTr’s Bids and Awards Committee said there were no rivals to challenge SMHC for the construction, operation and maintenance of the new international airport.

    Late last year, SMC Chairman Ramon Ang expressed hope that construction of the proposed P735-billion airport would begin in 2019 after the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) approved the negotiation results of the concession agreement (CA) for the project between the DOTr and SMHC.

    Now that the Swiss Challenge has been hurdled, the next step is the issuance of the Notice of Award to SMHC immediately after a recommendation from the Technical Working Group (TWG).

    “On the notice of award, there are some conditions that should be complied with,” says DOTr Assistant Secretary Giovanni Lopez, who also leads the Bids and Awards Committee. “These include post performance security, proof of commitment, among others as stated in the law. They (SMHC) have 20 days to do so.”

    After that, once the Notice to Proceed is issued between August and the first week of September, the DOTr says SMHC can then officially begin the “financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of Bulacan Airport.”


    Here’s what else you need to know about this new airport:

    1. It’ll take years to build

    It’s going to take some time before we get to board a plane through this new airport in Bulacan. The DOTr says the new international gateway is expected to be operational within four to six years from the start of construction, although SMC is more conservative and estimates completion time between five to seven years. Since SMHC is expected to break ground and start actual construction of the project before the end of this year, it won't be opening until 2023 at the earliest.


    2. It’s not cheap

    SMHC had earlier estimated the project cost to be $15 billion, or upwards of P735 billion. But Ang has said parent company SMC is fully backing SMHC in terms of financial capability.


    3. It’s going to be huge

    The new airport will be built on land measuring 2,500 hectares in the municipality of Bulakan in Bulacan. Compare that with the 440 hectares on which Ninoy Aquino International Airport currently sits. The new airport will be bigger than the entire city of Marikina (2,150 hectares). The DOTr says it will have a design capacity of 100 million passengers per year but can be expanded to 200 million. It will also have four parallel runways and can accommodate 240 aircraft movements per hour.


    4. It will be connected to NLEX...and Metro Manila

    The DOTR says the new airport project will include the construction of an 8.4-kilometer tollway that will connect it to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in Marilao, Bulacan. SMC is also planning to build an elevated train system similar to Hong Kong's MTR that will link the airport all the way to EDSA. The entire train system will span a total of 200 kilometers. Ang promises travelers can get to the airport from Metro Manila in as little as 20 minutes.


    5. It’s part of a “basket of solutions” to address air travel woes in the country

    In addition to the Bulacan Airport project, the DOTr says it is working to expand Clark International Airport in Pampanga as well as add new facilities to Sangley Airport in Cavite. Imagine how much  faster, easier and more convenient air travel will be when all of these projects are completed.


    https://www.esquiremag.ph/money/industry/new-bulacan-international-airport-fast-facts-a00289-20190802

  • kiros0027kiros0027 Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I am excited for this airport!
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited August 9
    private-i said:
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    im surprised DuDirtys FAVORITE (BudjiRoyal) did not get this PROJECT.


    paano kasi FOREIGNER ang totoo nagdesign ng Mactan at Clark Airports. give credit to whom it is due.

  • ArnoldZArnoldZ Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited August 11
    Once built, it will be an awesome and pretty impressive airport!
    But do you know what the problem will be?
    Upkeep and maintenance!
    Sometimes, one will wish that foreigners get to helm upkeep and maintenance.
    It is worrisome when one has to face the reality that the "burara"  and "salaula" syndromes  may affectthe infrastructure..
  • hsusonhsuson Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ArnoldZ said:
    But do you know what the problem will be?
    Upkeep and maintenance!
    Sometimes, one will wish that foreigners get to helm upkeep and maintenance.

    Di papayag mga tao dito kasi "Pinoy Pride".

    Hehe
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ArnoldZ said:
    Once built, it will be an awesome and pretty impressive airport!
    But do you know what the problem will be?
    Upkeep and maintenance!
    Sometimes, one will wish that foreigners get to helm upkeep and maintenance.
    It is worrisome when one has to face the reality that the "burara"  and "salaula" syndromes  may affectthe infrastructure..
    it wont happen. SMC will be the one to build and operate the entire facility and not just the airport. laglag bala will not happen in this airport.
  • kiros0027kiros0027 Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    The fact that this will be a private airport will eliminate that chances of laglag-bala and uncleanliness. Di papayag ang SMC ng ganyan, pero kapalit nyan is mas mataas na fees.

    To be honest, I am not bothered about the fees. Basta maayos at walang utak-talangka at ganid, OK tayong mga Bulakeño at nga Pilipino!
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    kiros0027 said:
    The fact that this will be a private airport will eliminate that chances of laglag-bala and uncleanliness. Di papayag ang SMC ng ganyan, pero kapalit nyan is mas mataas na fees.

    To be honest, I am not bothered about the fees. Basta maayos at walang utak-talangka at ganid, OK tayong mga Bulakeño at nga Pilipino!
    agree ..... SMC wont let the government kill its golden goose and allow politically back security companies run a syndicate in its airport.
  • joerizjoeriz Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited August 11
    ArnoldZ said:
    Once built, it will be an awesome and pretty impressive airport!
    But do you know what the problem will be?
    Upkeep and maintenance!
    Sometimes, one will wish that foreigners get to helm upkeep and maintenance.
    It is worrisome when one has to face the reality that the "burara"  and "salaula" syndromes  may affectthe infrastructure..
    Not just maintenance and upkeep.
    Talk about safety and security of the place. It will be unfortunate if the new airport will be the target of organized crimes, thieves and terrorists!
    Imagine protecting and screening 100 million visitors!  And the sheer and massive size of the airport will be a great security concern.
    One bomb threat even if it is a hoax can make things go down the crapper!
  • joerizjoeriz Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ArnoldZ said:
    Once built, it will be an awesome and pretty impressive airport!
    But do you know what the problem will be?
    Upkeep and maintenance!
    Sometimes, one will wish that foreigners get to helm upkeep and maintenance.
    It is worrisome when one has to face the reality that the "burara"  and "salaula" syndromes  may affectthe infrastructure..
    it wont happen. SMC will be the one to build and operate the entire facility and not just the airport. laglag bala will not happen in this airport.
    SMC is not a guarantee. Matters will depend on the type and quality of the personnel they'll hire for each specific class of jobs. And the pay. Nobody wants to see protesters and strikers making demands.
  • Phil E. BusterPhil E. Buster Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Big, wide and expansive! Now show me the people movers! Or the Pinoy travellers will each demand his own battery operated mobile chair or wheel chair. (They already do that now, even if they are fit and able, they demand to be on a wheelchair, to get priority boarding.) Ang mga Pinoy talaga, oo, kahit saan.
  • Max_BuwayaMax_Buwaya Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    joeriz said:
    ArnoldZ said:
    Once built, it will be an awesome and pretty impressive airport!
    But do you know what the problem will be?
    Upkeep and maintenance!
    Sometimes, one will wish that foreigners get to helm upkeep and maintenance.
    It is worrisome when one has to face the reality that the "burara"  and "salaula" syndromes  may affectthe infrastructure..
    Not just maintenance and upkeep.
    Talk about safety and security of the place. It will be unfortunate if the new airport will be the target of organized crimes, thieves and terrorists!
    Imagine protecting and screening 100 million visitors!  And the sheer and massive size of the airport will be a great security concern.
    One bomb threat even if it is a hoax can make things go down the crapper!
    eh pootang inah nyo 'di wag na ituloy lahat ng infra mamuhay na lang tayo sa kinagawian nang hindi na tayo namomroblema ng kung anu-ano letche keengina nyo mga tumbong nyo pasabugin ko eh
  • Plantation BoyPlantation Boy Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    For a while PExers thought that PEx has already become a civilized forum for intelligent and civilized discussion.
    Gutter creatures seem to still infest LAFI. Pity
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    joeriz said:
    ArnoldZ said:
    Once built, it will be an awesome and pretty impressive airport!
    But do you know what the problem will be?
    Upkeep and maintenance!
    Sometimes, one will wish that foreigners get to helm upkeep and maintenance.
    It is worrisome when one has to face the reality that the "burara"  and "salaula" syndromes  may affectthe infrastructure..
    it wont happen. SMC will be the one to build and operate the entire facility and not just the airport. laglag bala will not happen in this airport.
    SMC is not a guarantee. Matters will depend on the type and quality of the personnel they'll hire for each specific class of jobs. And the pay. Nobody wants to see protesters and strikers making demands.
    it is not a guarantee but the contract stands. the only why they will lose their franchise is if there an anomaly or accident within the airport and facility.

    "laglag bala" and "bukay bagahe" were done by politically backed syndicates. but these syndicate will not get a chance to get a contract with SMC because SMC already have a shortlist of trusted security agencies.


    For a while PExers thought that PEx has already become a civilized forum for intelligent and civilized discussion.
    Gutter creatures seem to still infest LAFI. Pity
    naks .... naglabasan na yun mga TROLLS .... aka  .... ang totoong gutter creatures.
  • BeerhandBopBeerhandBop I Am WHIP PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    kahit na private airport, the airport screeners and immigration officials will still be public employees. 

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