AIE: Davao’s Trade Center
IN yet another major business breakthrough, homegrown Anflo Group on Monday held its groundbreaking ceremonies for Anflo Industrial Estate (AIE), a world-class project that is envisioned to become a premiere business and investment destination in the Davao Region.
“This is going to be the center for trade in the region,” said Ricardo F. Lagdameo, vice president for Anflocor’s real estate arm Damosa Land Inc. (DLI). “I believe with a lot of hard work, we can make Panabo and the Davao Region fly to new heights.”
Lagdameo said the 63-hectare Anflo Industrial Estate will help boost Davao’s economy, offering thousands of jobs and providing opportunities for the people with its ideal location.
“II can sum up in one phrase what today’s event is all about, what really comes first to mind is, it’s really a progress and development,” Lagdameo said.
The AIE is designed to be a self-sustaining ecozone which can accommodate agro-industrial and light manufacturing companies, and is duly licensed and proclaimed as a Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Special Economic Zone by the Office of the President.
The estate will offer land and ready built factory buildings/warehouses for sale and lease in various sizes to suit locators’ needs. The project also features safety measures such as a suitable perimeter fence, CCTV, and 24/7 security. PEZA facilities and a central administration building with meeting rooms will be constructed within the area to house its service team.
With the development of infrastructure and the continuing investment from the private sector, the entire Davao Region has certainly shown robust growth throughout the years. It is because of this unprecedented growth that the Anflo Group of Companies aims to establish itself in key industries in the region, namely real estate (industrial, residential, commercial) and services (port operations).
The Anflo Group pioneered the development of leading companies in the region such as Tagum Agricultural Development Co. (TADECO), one of the largest banana plantations in the world; Davao International Container Terminal (DICT), the most modern container terminal in Mindanao; and Damosa Land, Inc., one of the emerging property developers in the region, races to the forefront of Mindanao’s booming economy with AIE. This project will be handled by DLI.
The Anflo Group is also working on the development of Anflo City, a mixed-use development project with residential, tourism and commercial components, which is also located in Panabo City.
Lagdameo said the establishment of the AIE can be attributed to the hard work of the company’s late founder, Don Antonio Floirendo, whom he described as “true visionary.”
“But, when we think deeper what that vision is all about, I believe it was really pure business acumen. What he really have it mind was really about progress and how he can help the city, how he can help the province, how he can help the region grow, but most specially how he can help the people prosper,” Labgdameo said.
“He was really thinking about the people, the generation that will benefit from everything that he does,” he added.