June 25, 2024

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SMC opens NAIAx Tramo access ramp to improve traffic headed to airport

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DPWH Secretary Manny Bonoan and SMC President and CEO Ramon S. Ang officially opened the Tramo access ramp of the NAIA Expressway Friday, March 1, in Pasay City. The new access ramp enhances the accessibility of the country’s main international gateway, and will help to ease traffic congestion in nearby areas, amid rising traffic volume due to increasing demand.

SAN Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) infrastructure arm officially opened the new access ramp of the NAIA Expressway (NAIAx) at Tramo in Pasay City. This is expected to ease traffic in the area and provide seamless access to the country’s main international gateway and other areas.

Speaking at its ceremonial opening on March 1, 2024, SMC President and CEO Ramon S. Ang explained the importance of the 800-meter access ramp for motorists, particularly for those using EDSA southbound coming from Makati, or northbound, coming from the Entertainment City.

“This Tramo access ramp provides another option for motorists heading to the airport, and other areas in Paranaque City and Cavite province. We believe it can help relieve overall traffic congestion in the area, and improve traffic flow within the vicinity of the airport,” Ang said.

Public Works Secretary Manuel Bonoan led the inauguration of the new access ramp and credited the company for supporting the government’s efforts to build vital infrastructure to sustain the country’s economic growth.

“The Tramo access ramp has been in San Miguel’s drawing board for a long, long time because they knew it would enhance the efficiency of NAIA expressway, and improve the mobility of motorists going to the airport,” Bonoan said.

Bonoan said further improvements on NAIAx are being studied by their agency, as grantor of the concession, in partnership with SMC, to improve the flow of traffic to airport terminals, given growing demand.

“The Department of Public Works and Highways will always be there to support and implement these projects to improve traffic flow especially here in Metro Manila,” he added.

For his part, Ang remained firm in the company’s commitment to work closely with the government, as it pursues infrastructure projects that benefit Filipinos.

“San Miguel will continue to pursue these vital infrastructure projects, in close coordination with our government, because of their benefits to our people and economy. Through these projects, we also create jobs, improve the mobility of goods and services, and make our cities and regions more primed for growth. All these serve to support and sustain our growing economy,” Ang said.

The NAIA expressway is an 11-kilometer elevated toll road that connects the Skyway System to the three passengers terminals of NAIA, the country’s main international gateway, as well as to Pasay’s Entertainment City, Macapagal Boulevard, Sucat Road in Paranaque City, and the road network to Cavite province.