It’s all over the news now. Last week, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) led by Ramon S. Ang presented a USD 10 Billion plan to construct an airport in the Manila Bay reclamation area along Cavitex. Business insiders have seen it coming, but the timing was so perfect for SMC to present the proposal to Malacanang: JICA has released a study for the recommendation of replacing NAIA with a new airport within 20 minutes of Metro Manila by 2027 because passenger volume will rise threefold.
This looks insanely good in the news and in the 3D render above, but with the engineering perspective projects of this importance will not rise in the horizon that easy. Planning and Engineering the said project involves at least 5 years and actual construction involves 7 years at least.
What I’m saying is, in reality don’t get really excited yet. One of my engineer friends raised the issue of the Bird Sanctuary location at Las Pinas and Paranaque that WILL be covered by the airport project. My main issue is that what will happen to Clark?