Articles worth reading
Rainier Eubra

Quezon City to launch contact tracing app

account_balanceQuezon City access_time5 days ago

Quezon City is set to launch KyusiPass, a contact tracing app powered by SafePass, in a bid to boost its contact tracing efforts. Through KyusiPass, the city can keep track of who is visiting each establishment within its jurisdiction.   ...

Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua / Rainier Eubra

Young Filipinos to drive economic recovery

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

After experiencing one of the longest lockdowns necessary to capacitate the Philippine health system, the country needs to safely allow economic activities driven by the country’s young population, the country’s Chief Economist said. In ...

Photo courtesy of: OneNews.Ph

Covid-19 cases top 500,000 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

Covid-19 infections in the Philippines topped the 500,000 mark on Jan 17., nearly a year after it confirmed its first case of the disease, the Department of Health said in a report by CNN Philippines. The DOH said the nationwide count is now at 500,...

Caloocan News

SMC taps global firm Boskalis to start works on Bulacan airport 

account_balanceCaloocan chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) P740-billion “game-changing” Manila International Airport project in Bulacan is set to take off in the first quarter of 2021, after it awarded global firm Boskalis a USD 1.73-billion contract to restore land at what will be the largest, most modern international gateway in the Philippines 

SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang said that Dutch firm Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Boskalis Philippines Inc., was chosen to undertake land development works for the airport project, after a rigorous selection process that included the world’s biggest and best dredging companies. 

“Our selection of a global giant in dredging shows how ready, willing, and committed we are to do everything necessary to make sure this airport project is developed properly and sustainably. We will make sure it will serve and benefit Filipinos, our host province Bulacan, and the rest of the Philippines, for many generations to come,” Ang said.  

“Boskalis has committed to ensure that the area will be suitable for development. It will be designed with the highest technical and environmental standards, so it can withstand potential large earthquakes, local typhoon conditions, and even future sea level rise,” Ang said. 

Boskalis, a global dredging contractor with a rich heritage and successful track record spanning more than a century, is known for major projects worldwide such as the ongoing development of Singapore’s Tuas Terminal Phase 2 port and its Tekong polder projects.  

With the selection of Boskalis, Ang said that preparatory works on land development at the airport site in Bulakan, Bulacan is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2021 and is expected to be fully completed by 2024. The contract is valued at approximately USD$ 1.8 billion. 

In a separate statement, Boskalis CEO Peter Berdowski, said: “The confirmation of this project of this scale is fantastic news. As Boskalis, we have a rich tradition in creating land all over the world to the highest technical and environmental standards. We enthusiastically look forward to applying this know-how for the land development of the MIA Project. During the construction phase, we will contribute to the local economy and the new airport will bring further growth to the whole Manila region.  

Boskalis’ workplan and methodology includes measures to prevent soil liquefaction in the entire area.  

SMC’s Manila International Airport project, dubbed the largest investment in the Philippines, is seen as a “game-changer” for the Philippine economy. A long-awaited solution to Manila’s air traffic congestion woes, it is seen to make the country a more viable and competitive tourist and investment destination in the region. 

It is also projected to create over a million jobs and boost local economies.  

Boskalis is involved in many other landmark projects worldwide. In South Korea, it is involved in the development of the Songdo International City. It is also involved in the development of the Punta Pacifica Islands in Panama, the development of five islands in Makassar in Indonesia, and the ongoing development of the Ijburg residential area in Amsterdam. 

date_rangeDate Published
1 month ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Caloocan readies vaccination team and vaccination areas 

account_balanceCaloocan chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

Binubuo na ng Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Caloocan ang vaccination teams at vaccination areas na gagamitin nito bilang bahagi ng paghahanda sa pagdating ng Covid-19 vaccine. Kasabay nito ang pagtitiyak ni Mayor Oca Malapitan na ginagawa ng Pamahalaang Lu...

Vaccine czar and National Task Force against Covid-19 Chief Implementer Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. / PNA / Rainier Eubra

NTF to consult experts on vaccine procurement

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode1 week ago

The selection, procurement, and administration of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines in the country will strictly adhere to the government’s stringent protocols to ensure transparency and accountability, vaccine czar and National Task...

Caloocan reports 20% decrease in crime rate

account_balanceCaloocan chrome_reader_mode3 days ago

Bumaba ng 20 porsyento ang naitalang crime rate sa lungsod ng Caloocan simula Oktubre 23, 2020 hanggang Enero 15, 2021, kumpara sa kaparehong petsa noong nakalipas na taon. Ito ang iniulat ni Caloocan Police chief Col. Samuel Mina sa Caloocan Peace ...

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno / Rainier Eubra / PCOO

Banks remain strong amid pandemic

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode1 week ago

The Philippine banking system remains robust amid the pandemic, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno said in a report by Philippine News Agency. While the full impact of the pandemic continues to unfold, domestic financing inst...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature