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New Manila International Airport to Create 1M Jobs During Construction Phase

September 7, 2018

The corporation which will likely manage building the upcoming P736 billion (US $38 billion) New Manila International Airport in Bulacan, Philippines, says it will produce one million jobs while it is under construction.

San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon S. Ang said it will be hiring “the best workers from here and abroad” to meet the employment needs during the enormous construction project.

The proposed airport project, which is still awaiting final approval from Philippine government authorities, will include up to six runways, new modern terminals and the ability to support 100 million passengers per year.

The project has already been approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board and the Department of Finance, subject to questions submitted back to the company by each for their review and answers. Those questions focus on a revised concession agreement for the facility, along with issues regarding SMC’s ability to secure needed funding for the project and its technical capabilities to deliver on time and per requirements.

SMC is currently working on the answers to allow a final approval from the government bodies. Once they have submitted the responses, third parties will be allowed to submit alternative offers for the same project. SMC will be allowed to match those offers if they undercut its bid in any way.

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