MARILAO, Bulacan—Gov. Daniel Fernando assures fellow local leaders, businessmen and residents that Bulacan will remain a one strong solid province without any division as it now embarks in fresh gargantuan development because of the current and future infrastructure projects that will bring the province before the international filed.
Fernando who graced the grand launch of the Northwin Global City of Megaworld in this town recently dismissed talks the province will be divided into north, south, east and west districts and areas as it now speeds its way towards a global path because of the construction of the New Manila International Airport and other macro projects including the North South Commuter Railway System, the MRT-7 and other huge developments.
The governor said that because of the glory from God and the bloods and sacrifices borne out by the Bulakenyo heroes which are being reaped by the province, today, he will not allow Bulacan to be halves and for other towns to be left with the progress and development the other municipalities will embrace.
“Ang kaunlaran po ay hindi para sa iilan lang. Ito po ay para sa lahat. Mariin ko pong tinututulan ang anumang maaaring abusong maganap at hindi ko papayagang mahati ang lalawigan sa paparating na kaunlaran. There will be no north, no south, no east, no west at lalong lalo na, walang Metro Bulacan. Sa tulong ng Diyos na nalugod sa mga sakripisyo ng ating mga bayani, mananatiling iisa ang ating probinsya at sa Bulacan ng ating kasalukuyang panahon, sa ating mga Bulakenyos, sa ating mga kapwa Pilipino, walang maiiwan. Dalangin ko na magkaisa tayo at ito ang ating babantayan sa gitna ng hindi masusukat na kaunlaran na dumating at darating sa ating lalawigan. Noong wala pang kaunlaran, sama-sama tayo, ika nga, sa hirap at ginhawa, magkakasama tayo,” the governor said.
Cristina Tuzon, president of Bulacan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) who was also one of the guests of honor during the launch said the project dubbed as Bulacan Central District will bring higher level of economic growth because of the jobs it will create, reduction of unemployment rate, improve the quality of lives of the people and increase and protect the purchasing power of the people.
Tuzon also sees to alleviate the current 10.9 % poverty rate in the province.
“Bulacan is very attractive for business. We are creating a more conducive environment to do business. Abot na baot na natin ang development,” she addressed other officials and guests.
Megaworld begins today the construction of its 16-hectare Central Bulacan District’s “Northwin Main Street ” that straddles Marilao and Bocaue towns. The district which draws inspiration from the master plan behind New York City’s Fifth Avenue will soon feature corporate buildings, shophouses, hotels and mixed-used commercial towers that are just a short walk away from one another.
This 85-hectares Northwin Global City project is a P98 billion worth theme commercial and residential center along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) that is just 20-minutes drive from Metro Manila.
Fernando said he received a word from Mr. Ramon Ang, president of San Miguel Corporation that the now being developed P745 billion worth New Manila International Airport will have its groundbreaking by this quarter of this year and would have its first flight in 2026.
Other than the airport, the phase I of the North South Commuter Railway which will connect Tutuban in Manila to Clark is already more than 60 percent completed and that MRT-7 project that would open San Jose del Monte City and adjacent towns for a more vibrant and stronger economic growth are seen to be fully operational in just a couple of years.
These are separate from other private investments in the province aside from the Northwin City.