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New Manila International Airport (Bulacan International Airport) project

The New Manila International Airport also known as Bulacan International Airport project, involves the construction, operation & maintenance of a new modern international airport on a 2,500-hectare piece of land in the coastal areas of Bulakan, a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan in Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

Proposed by the San Miguel Corporation (SMC), one of the Philippines’ largest and most diversified conglomerates, the ₱735.634-billion airport project is a part of an envisioned 12,000-hectare township that features a residential zone, government center, seaport, and an industrial zone.

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The New Manila International Airport, upon completion, will feature at least four runways, which are expandable to six, passenger terminal buildings with airside and landside amenities and other airport facilities.

It will have a capacity of 200 million passengers per year, which is about six times larger than the current capacity of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the airport that is currently serving Manila and its surrounding metropolitan area.

The New Manila International Airport will be connected to Metro Manila by an airport toll road with connections to the North Luzon Expressway and Radial Road 10, and it will also be connected by rail to the MRT Line 7 through the MRT 7 Airport Express project.

New Manila International Airport project team

The contract for the design and construction of the New Manila International Airport was awarded to; ADP Ingénierie, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Groupe ADP that carries out architectural and engineering activities worldwide dealing with the design of new airports or existing airports development.

Meinhardt Group, a world-class engineering consulting firm of designers, planners, engineers, managers, architects, consultants, and technical specialists; and Jacobs Engineering Group, an engineering company that offers design, construction, consulting, and maintenance services for clients in a diverse range of industries, are also a part of the project design and construction team.

Aerial view of Manila airport. Philippines

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., a Dutch dredging and heavy lift company that provides services relating to the construction and maintenance of maritime infrastructure internationally, was selected for the development of approximately 1700 hectares of land for the new airport.

New Manila International Airport project timeline


San Miguel Corporation, in February, proposed the construction of the airport.


The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board approved the proposal in April 2018.

In November, Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the San Miguel Corporation to collaborate on the development and operation of the new airport.

In the following month, NEDA approved the negotiation report on the Concession Agreement (CA) regarding the project.


In September, San Miguel Aerocity Inc., a unit of San Miguel Corporation was awarded a close to US$ 14bn contract to oversee the implementation of the New Manila International Airport project.


In March, Arthur Tugade, the Philippines’ Department of Transportation Secretary reported that the groundbreaking ceremony of the New Manila International Airport project will take place in Q2 2021.

Mr. Tugade stated the department hopes to do a formal inauguration by April or May 2021 at the latest adding that the project is expected to be completed in four to six.

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  1. Yeah, but what happened on this airport project plan? I thought the groundbreaking will take place on August 2021. But what happened? Is there any groundbreaking ceremony that happened last August 2021?


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