Overseas Filipino workers (OFW & # 39; s) earn a world-class airport. They can also help build it.
The San Miguel Corporation SMC project to build the new international airport of Manila (NMIA) in Bulacan to replace NAIA as the country's main gateway, is expected to generate up to one million new jobs in the construction phase alone.
And it is looking for the best Filipino talents at home and abroad, especially from the ranks of Filipino workers abroad.
"Once the airport project has received the green light to continue building, we will be tapping our best employees from here and overseas," said SMC president and COO Ramon S. Ang.
"It's a huge undertaking, we need Filipino talents in the fields of engineering, construction, catering and airport-related services and hopefully it will give many of our OFW compatriots a reason to come home, be with their family and at the same time to help build a better future for our nation, "he added.
On the day the country celebrated National Heroes & # 39; Day, Ang said that overseas Filipino workers truly deserve a world-class airport, comparable to the best in the world, with adequate facilities and infrastructure support that will reduce delays and traffic and a pleasant travel experience for the growing population of the country.
"Our contemporary heroes have been dreaming of a world-class airport for so long, and we want to make that dream come true for our migrant workers, at no cost to the Philippine government," said Ang.
SMC has proposed a new Manila International Airport for years. The current proposal is to build a gigantic P736 billion airport complex on an area of 2500 hectares in Bulacan, just 27 km from NAIA, 45 minutes or less from any point in Metro Manila via multiple highways.
It was approved in April by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).
The airport has a maximum of four parallel runways (expandable to six); modern terminals, freight and related facilities, and even a nearby industrial complex and its own seaport facilities directly on the Bay of Manila.
Ang assured millions OFW & # 39; s that their comfort and convenience are the top of SMC when designing the new international airport.
"We will ensure that our OFWs will be very comfortable at the new airport, and given their huge contributions to the country, they do not deserve anything less," Ang added.