It looks like getting to the Bulacan International Airport, also known as the New Manila International Airport (NMIA), isn’t going to be a problem despite its distance from the nation’s capital.
The San Miguel Corporation, which is responsible for the P740-billion project, has announced that it will be incorporating new road and rail networks into its budget to link the airport to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), and even the new MRT-7 rail line.
The plan includes the construction of a new 8km toll road that will connect the airport to NLEX and the recently completed Skyway Stage 3 project, which in turn will connect it to SLEX as well. The company has also proposed several new rail connections that will link to the airport, including the MRT-7 Katipunan Spur, the MRT-7 Airport Expressway–North Line, and the MRT-7 Airport Expressway–West Line.
“These proposed rail and road networks that will form part of a seamless transport system will allow the province to accommodate the millions of passengers who will enter the country through the Bulacan airport every year,” SMC CEO Ramon S. Ang said in a statement.
“It will also allow the smooth delivery of goods and services, particularly coming from the Bulacan Airport City Economic Zone that is expected to attract business locators and provide employment to local residents.”
Other proposed expressway projects that will link the Bulacan airport to surrounding areas include the NMIA Airport Expressway, the Integrated Airport Toll Expressway Network–Northern Access Link, and the Integrated Airport Toll Expressway Network–Southern Access Link.
According to Ang, the completion of this new transport network will not only make travel to and from the NMIA faster and more convenient, it will unlock economic opportunities for the country’s provinces, too. Sounds promising. Here’s hoping things pan out up north.