Ecozone to get enough power supply ANFLOCOR
The Mindanao Daily Mirror
By Maya M. Padillo
Prospective locators at the Anflo Industrial Estate (AIE) do not have to worry about power outages as the company’s economic zone will get the 24/7 supply of power to meet demands when it is fully operational.
This was the assurance of the Anflo Management and Investment Corporation (ANFLOCOR), the owner and developer of the AIE that will soon rise in the 63-hectare Floirendo owned property in Barangay San Vicente in Panabo City.
ANFLOCOR President and CEO Anthony Alexander Valoria said AIE would be 100 percent packed up. “We have three levels of power here because we are still under the bubble life franchise,” he said in an interview.
Valoria said they have set up huge four generation sets with 13 MW inside the ecozone and at the same time they are putting up a power substation in collaboration with Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) that is already under construction to provide 100 percent power. Panabo City is part of DLPC’s franchise area.
Ricardo Lagdameo, vice president Damosa Land, Inc. and Anflo Industrial Estate Corporation, said they are dependent on power and he is optimistic that supply will not be a problem. He said there will be a surplus of power supply in Mindanao when all units of the coal-fired power plants of Aboitiz, San Miguel, Alcantara, and Ayala go online.
The AIE is designed to serve agro-industrial and light manufacturing companies. An estimated 60 lots will be available for sale or lease with an average size of about 4,000 to 5,000 square meters that will cater to mini agro-industrial companies especially those for export and use facilities of DICT which is a walking distance from the economic zone.
Apart from the 100 percent continuous power, Lagdameo said water is available and there is a 24-hour security when the park is operational. He said that once the park gets a certain level of occupancy PEZA will also put up an office in the ecozone to cater to the locators in the park. The biggest locator is the Davao Industrial Container Terminal (DICT) that has acquired nine hectares.
The estate will also offer land and ready-built factory buildings/warehouses for sale and for lease in various sizes to suit the locators’ needs.
The P1billion AIE project is only operating on the first phase of the development, which is targeted for completion in two years.
Lagdameo said right now they started selling the first phase which has about 20 available parcels.
The Anflo Group pioneered the development of leading companies in the region such as Tagum Agriculture Development Company (TADECO) – one of the largest banana plantations in the world; DICT – the most modern container terminal in Mindanao; and Damosa Land Inc, one of the emerging property developers in the region.