After Skyway 3, SMC eyes completion of Pasig River Expressway project

Following the formal opening of the 18-kilometer Skyway Stage 3, San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is aiming to further decongest Metro Manila through the Pasig River Expressway (PAREX) project.

In a statement released on Thursday, SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang said that the company’s efforts to help the country and economy will not stop with the Skyway Stage 3 project.

“We will continue (to) work to further decongest Metro Manila by linking east and west of the metropolis, through the Pasig River Expressway project,” Ang said.

The Pasig River Expressway project is a 19.4-kilometer, six-lane elevated expressway along the banks of the Pasig River that will complete the north-south, east-west link, connecting R-10 in Manila, EDSA, and C-5 and decongesting Rizal, Cainta, and Marikina.

It is seen to provide a faster alternative access to the business districts in Makati, Ortigas, and BGC. He said the project can be completed by 2023.

Meanwhile, Ang said the construction of the Manila International Airport project in Bulacan has already started. Touted as the single-largest investment ever in the Philippines, the P734-billion airport project in Bulakan, Bulacan will connect two major thoroughfares in the metropolis.

Ang set the opening date of the project for 2025 while two major expressways connecting to the airport will also open by 2023.

Meanwhile, the company said that the ongoing Skyway Extension project, which will extend Skyway’s reach in the south is set for completion this year.

The company said that both PAREX and Bulacan airport projects will be connected to the Skyway system, which will further extend the country’s infrastructure network.

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