Bilyonaryo Ramon S. Ang’s infrastructure expansion is not stopping with the recently-approved P735 billion Bulacan airport.
Ang hinted about his plan to build an Ilocos to Bicol railway, an expressway from Bulacan to Cagayan and extending further the 46-kilometer Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) further south.
“During a recent conversation, I asked Ramon Ang what else he wanted to do. He said he wanted to operate a railway line that runs from the Ilocos in the north to Sorsogon in the south. If realized, this line could provide Luzon’s economy a literally iron logistics spine,” said former Development Bank of the Philippines director Alex Magno in his Philippine Star column.
“San Miguel also has plans for an expressway running from Bulacan to the Cagayan Valley. This, too, will have dramatic effects on the logistics-challenged local economies along this route,” he added.
“The STAR expressway itself was a far-sighted undertaking. It has made the Batangas port viable and opened investment opportunities in Batangas. Today, San Miguel plans to extend this expressway farther to the south,” Magno said.
These are on top of Ang’s proposal to build an elevated 10-lane, all-steel road above congested EDSA and an airport train and expressway to cut travel time from Bulacan to Metro Manila.
Magno described Ang as a visionary and an audacious builder of large-scale projects.