SMC vows to deliver Skyway Stage 3 completion

San Miguel Corp. (SMC) has assured the public that the portion of the nearly-completed Skyway Stage 3 project that collapsed in a massive fire will be reconstructed as soon as possible.

In a statement, SMC said that construction work on the billion-peso infrastructure project will resume at the soonest possible time to minimize any delay in the completion of the project.

“Rest assured, SMC Infrastructure will rebuild and resume construction at the soonest possible time, with the least delay on the projected completion date of Skyway 3,” SMC said.

The company said that their initial assessment showed that approximately 300 meters of the Skyway Stage 3 project were affected by the fire that razed the warehouse of San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corp. in Pandacan, Manila.

However, SMC said that the full extent of damage and its impact on the construction has yet to be determined.

“We continue to monitor developments and are ready to provide assistance to anyone directly affected by the incident. We also extend our full support and cooperation to authorities as they investigate the cause of the fire,” SMC said.

The blaze, which reached Task Force Bravo, was declared under control around 2 p.m.

SMC is planning to open its Skyway Stage 3 project by April 2020 in a bid to ease half of EDSA’s current vehicle load. 

The project stretches from Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati and goes through San Juan, Manila and Quezon City all the way to the North Luzon Expressway.

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