Mega City Worth P50 Billion to Rise in Bulacan

After the daring approval of the Bulacan Airport by the National and Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the P50 billion mega city that would be built within Bulacan towns finally got approved. More so, this project is going to be done together with Chinese investors who will be funding the construction of the project.

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What would this “mega city” be?

According to Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando, this P50 billion project would be seen as a drastic improvement to the province. In addition, he said that this will be a new and improved economic zone in Bulacan and will be able to open jobs to hundreds of thousands of “Bulakenyos.”

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To let us know, Gov. Fernando said that they, the Bulacan government were able to ink a deal with Chinese investor Xu Dazhe, Hunan province governor in Loudi City in China back in September of this year.

Contract signing for the P50 billion mega city

Both Gov. Fernando and Pandi Mayor Enrico Roque led the Bulacan delegation during the contract signing for the mega city. This project will run through the Pandi municipality up to the towns of Balagtas and Bocaue.

Mayor Roque was the government official designated as the economic team head by the provincial government. In short, he was in charge in terms of preliminary negotiations for the project.

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Furthermore, Roque said that the project would be established in a staggering area of 400 hectares, covering the three (3) towns mentioned above.

The project will be called Bulacan Mega City. The soon-to-rise 400-hectare project will be constructed in three municipalities of the province including the towns of Pandi, Balagtas and Bocaue.”

More jobs for the people in Bulacan

This mega city is dubbed and known to create a total of 100,000 jobs for local residents of Bulacan. In addition to that, Fernando also said that they are rooting for a techno hub to be established to be some sort of a host or “primary” location that will have various factory outlets, shopping malls, warehouses, call centers, even manufacturing firms.

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Clearly, the project itself would be opening an astounding volume of jobs to those who need them.

When would this project start?

Last year, it was reported that after the Chinese investors gave the green light for the projects, they said that they are rooting for the project to start at the first (1st) quarter of 2019. However, a few things got a little out of hand which stretched the project out this far in the year.

Regardless, Governor Fernando said that he is positive that the P50 billion project that would be the skeleton of the mega-city will start as soon as possible.

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I’m confident that the multibillion-peso investment will start the soonest time possible.”

He even said that the ceremonies to commemorate the said project could begin early next year.

Therefore, we can say that this billions worth of the project isn’t actually just to aid boost the Philippine economy; it’s also made to provide hundreds of thousands of jobs to local Bulacan residents.

Don’t be confused; last year was when they haggled for negotiation with Chinese investors. Now, it is becoming a reality.

Rome-inspired city?

Former Bulacan governor Governor Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado said that they intend on creating a “Rome-like” city for the people of Bulacan.

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Furthermore, he said that he wants this to be called the “Bulacan Mega-City Pandi Economic Zone.”

Other than the train of thought that hundreds of thousands of jobs will be created, Pandi Mayor Roque said that future development of this project can connect the “ease of access and transportation” that our country badly needs.

Future developments will also connect the MRT 7 Pandi-San Jose Del Monte City-Trinoma Railway that will not only aid in generating jobs but will help in boosting the developing industry in the province through its ease of access and speedy transportation”.

What do you think about this P50 billion mega city project in Bulacan towns that will be funded by Chinese investors? Could this be the start of a new line of professions and opportunities in the country? Can this start be the wick of success we are eagerly waiting for all this time?

Hopefully, the project becomes a realization to everyone that the current situation of our country is in dire need of support; that the mega city we are looking at could be the start of something new that can be utilized to boost both the economics and the industry of our country.

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer | Philippine News Agency

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