The province of Bulacan is currently embracing the rich opportunities brought about by significant projects such as MRT-7, North-South Commuter Railway Project, New Manila International Airport, and Northwin Global City.
“These developments did not happen overnight, because these are the fruits of hard work and diligence of Bulakenyos and the strong partnership of the local government and the private sector”.
This was the message of Gov. Daniel R. Fernando during his speech as a resource speaker at the North Luzon Chamber Development Forum, an annual activity organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry through its Philippine Chamber Development Institute held at Agora Center in Thunderbird Resort, Poro Point, San Fernando City, La Union on Thursday.
Fernando shared the provinces goal to have an inclusive and more progressive development which includes being more resilient, not fearing change, opening the provinces doors for more collaborations and making sure the progress is felt by the people of Bulacan.
“Lubos ang aking pasasalamat sa lahat ng ating mga partner at stakeholder sa inyong paniniwala sa potensyal ng aming lalawigan bilang susunod na economic powerhouse ng bansa. And as I say, you are always welcome to build a home in Bulacan, so come join us in reaping the endless possibilities coming our way,” the governor said.
The governor bared the ongoing development in Bulacan such as the major national government projects,the 23-km long elevated rapid transit line called MRT-7, the 23-kilometer elevatedrailway that will have 14 stations connecting San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan to MRT-3 North Avenue in Quezon City.
MRT-7 will generate countless jobs, boost local economies, and create more opportunities for many Filipinos.
It was learned that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has identified the MRT-7 project, which runs from Quezon City to San Jose del Monte City in Bulacan, as one of high-impact infrastructure flagship projects under the “Build Better, More” program, which are deemed crucial to improving the quality of life of Filipinos.
Another one is the P870-billion Phase 1 & 2 of North-South Commuter Railway Project, a 90-kilometer railway project connecting Tutuban in Manila to Malolos City in Bulacan and will continue up to Clark International Airport in Pampanga.
The most awaited project the governor said is the P735-billion New Manila International Airport in Bulakan town.
The total cost of the airport project is P735.6 billion which includes the construction of an 8-kilometer elevated expressway from the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in the Marilao section to barangay Taliptip in Bulakan.
“The vision of these developments will really help the improvement of Bulacan as a province as one of the most competitive. One of the priority of all these projects are to generate more jobs, employ people from Bulacan,” the governor said.
Fernando also thanked the Northwin Properties Incorporated and Megaworld Corporation for bringing in the province the said business hub that will generate jobs for Bulakenyos, features high-rise residential condominiums, hotels, malls, commercial buildings, educational institutions and company buildings.
The NGC, an 85-hectare master planned ‘global business district’ is envisioned to bring in more jobs and help Bulacan become a center of business, trade, and tourism in Central Luzon
In 2022, the province of Bulacan bagged the 2022 Most Business-Friendly Province award from the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).
It was also named as the 10th Most Competitive Province in the country by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and was cited for its stellar good governance practices after receiving its sixth Seal of Good Local Governance from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
North Luzon Chamber Development Forum, is an annual activity aims to give awareness to local chambers and their members about recent business-related developments and help them shape their work programs and maximize opportunities for developing and expanding their services through collaboration with local and international partners.