Anflo industrial hub to rise in Panabo
The Mindanao Daily Mirror
The Anflo Group formally breaks ground for the Anflo Industrial Estate (AIE) today.
Situated next to the Davao International Container Terminal (DICT), AIE will be a world-class industrial estate located adjacent to a world-class container terminal. This makes locator’s operations more efficient as they are able to save on time and logistics costs.
PEZA Director General Lilia de Lima graces the groundbreaking ceremony as the guest of honor, including other key local government and private organization officials.
Located in the dynamic and fast-growing Davao Region, which is considered as the food basket of the country, the 63-hectare property is designed to be a self-sustaining ecozone which can accommodate agro-industrial and light manufacturing companies. Having beenduly licensed and proclaimed as a Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Special Economic Zone by the Office of the President, AIE is the Anflocor Group’s response to the lack of industrial estates in Mindanao.
“With AIE here in Panabo, we believe that it will help develop not only the city but the entire Davao region as a premier business and investment destination,” said Ricardo “Cary” Floirendo Lagda-meo, vice president for Damosa Land, Inc. (DLI) who is also the head of AIEC.
The estate will offer land and ready built factory buildings/warehouses for sale and lease in various sizes to suit locators’ needs.
AIE will feature 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.
“The project can potentially create thousands of jobs, increase trade in the city, and thus boost the local economy,” added Lagdameo.
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, which 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.
Apart from AIE, 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.