Anflo’s project to highlight agritourism, says top exec
PROPERTY developer Damosa Land Inc. (DLI) will set up an 88-hectare mixed-use development in Panabo City, Davao del Norte which will highlight agritourism.
Ricardo Lagdameo, vice president of DLI, said yesterday in Wednesdays @ Habi at Kape in Abreeza Mall that a portion of the development, which will be called Agriya, will be set aside for crops to be sold to visitors of the project.
“Part of our DNA is really in agriculture particularly in banana production,” Lagdameo said.
DLI’s sister companies Tagum Agricultural Development Company Inc. and Anflo Banana Corp. are into banana production. These companies are part of Anflo Group of Companies.
In a statement, the company said: “Agriya is an 88-hectare mixed-use development comprised of residential, commercial, tourism, and institutional components. This modern agropolis (agricultural metropolis) shall embrace and capitalize on the agricultural heritage of Panabo City.”
This, DLI added, is envisioned to be “the first agri-tourism city in Asia.”
Part of the Agriya development will be the University of the Philippines (UP) Professional Schools in Agriculture and the Environment (PSAE). The Anflo Management and Investment Corp. donated 31,000 square meters of land to the university.
The Anflo Management and Investment Corp. and UP Los Baños (UPLB) signed a memorandum of agreement on Jan. 30.
In a statement: the UPLB said: “The UP PSAE will progress in two phases. The first, covering five years, starts on the first semester of academic year 2017-2018. UP PSAE will offer off-campus graduate programs and short training courses under the supervision of the UPLB Graduate School through a program director.”
“On its Phase II, UP PSAE will become a new school of UPLB and will have its own dean and residential graduate programs. A budget of P271 million shall be allocated for UP PSAE’s first 11 years,” added the statement of UPLB.