Bulacan airport to break ground on Jan 15

After suffering delays last December, the groundbreaking for the Php734-billion Bulacan airport project will push through next week, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade confirmed on Wednesday.
“In so far as the Bulacan airport is concerned, I have been advised that the groundbreaking by the proponent will be done mid-January. I think it is also January 15,” Tugade said during his speech on Institutionalized Leveraging of Infrastructure Program for Airport Development (iLIPAD) in Clark, Pampanga.
The groundbreaking of New Manila International Airport has been delayed after the Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III raised concerns about the project, Business World reported.
Tugade noted that the Department of Finance wanted to ensure that the contracts under the airport project are not disadvantegous to the government.
San Miguel Corporation President Ramon Ang said in his earlier statement that the proposed airport will provide job opportunities for overseas Filipino workers as they have the skills needed in the construction of the multi-billion airport.
The airport project situated in the 2,400-hectare seaside property in Bulakan, Bulacan is expected to decongest Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as it can accommodate over 200 million passengers annually.

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