50k jobs, a million passengers await Sangley Int’l Airport, bares Gov Jonvic

50k jobs, a million passengers await Sangley Int’l Airport, bares Gov Jonvic

By Junex Doronio

CAVITE CITY, Cavite — Expressing elation over the national government’s decision to continue the projects with Chinese companies, Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla on Thursday revealed that the construction of the P500-billion Sangley International Airport in this city will certainly boost the country’s economy and tourism.

The China Airport Construction Corporation (CACC) has entered into a partnership with the MacroAsia Corporation owned by magnate Lucio Tan of the Philippine Airlines (PAL) to build the P500-billion world mega project, Sangley International Airport, to help decongest Metro Manila traffic.

“This is a positive step in the right direction. Not only for Cavite but for the country… 50,000 jobs, 100 million passengers. By the time 2030, it means more jobs and tourism,” Remulla said.

A P200-million access road is also being constructed from the coastal Cavite Expressway (Cavitex) to Sangley International Airport that will be partly operational by 2022.

Earlier, the governor could not contain his sadness after Foreign Secretary Teddyboy Locsin said he would recommend to President  Duterte to terminate the contracts with the Chinese companies involved with the occupation of islands within the 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone owned by the Philippines.

But Remulla stressed that the country deserves a new international airport to achieve progress and development.

The governor added that he believes that the Philippines should not get caught up in the middle of a superpower tug-of-war between the United States and China.

Locsin has already made an “about face” from his earlier pronouncement and affirmed the Palace decision in line with the country’s “independent foreign policy.”

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