Anflo Industrial Estate: A frontrunner in DavNorEcozone Development
Davao’s prime homegrown business conglomerate, the Anflo Group of Companies, is bullish as it embarks on its recent milestone project in the region, the 63-hectare Anflo Industrial Estate (AIE), situated right in one of Davao del Norte’s key cities, Panabo City.
In the forum on Economic Zone Development conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry-Region 11 in Tagum City, the Anflo Group’s real estate arm, Damosa Land Inc., was among the major project developers who were invited as guest presenters.The topics discussed focused on Davao del Norte’s development programs for commerce and industry and the strategies for its growth corridor and investment generation. The distinguished guests included some of the notable key players in the Davao del Norte trade sector, including Governor Rodolfo Del Rosario.
The Anflo Group of Companies has been a big investor in the Davao region across different industries from agriculture, manufacturing, port operations, tourism, and real estate. They are determined in strengthening further its role as an engine for growth in Davao del Norte to become the latest economic hub in Mindanao.
Ricardo “Cary” Lagdameo, VP for Damosa Land Inc. and head of the AIE project said, “When we try to develop a meaningful project in a province,we don’t look at it as only one type of industry. We want to look at it holistically and Region 11 is very well-positioned for different types of investments.”
Lagdameo gave an overview and some updates of their breakthrough project by presenting the AIE development plan and investment opportunities in a nutshell. AIE is envisioned to be the country’s newest industrial frontier and is billeted as Davao’s international business gateway.
“We want this project to be attractive both for local and international investors. We want to provide the local investors the necessary infrastructures where they can produce their materials and allow them to export efficiently due to the ecozone’s proximity to the international port. International locators can avail of tax incentives by PEZA if they bring in, manufacture and export their goods in AIE,” Lagdameo expounded.
With the potential influx of investors for AIEC along with the strong support from LGUs and the national government, the Anflo Group is hopeful to put Mindanao in the map. Lagdameo closed his talk by saying, “We want to promote Mindanao and we want to promote the Davao region because this is where our heart is.”