New industrial estate breaks ground
The groundbreaking and time capsule placement ceremony was held at the site of ANFLO Industrial Estate (AIE) located in Barangay San Pedro and Barangay San Vicente situated next to the Davao International Container Terminal (DICT).
AIE is a 63-hectare designed to be a self sustaining eco-zone that will accommodate agro-industrial and light manufacturing companies.
The estate will offer land and ready built factory buildings/warehouses for sale and lease in various sizes to suit locators’ needs. This is duly licensed by Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and proclaimed as a Special Economic Zone by the office of the President.
PEZA Director General Lilia de Lima emphasized the advantage of this estate to the city and its people, particularly employment and industrial opportunities. “This will become a privilege to D and E classes of this Society” she said.
She also congratulated the Floriendo’s, the owner of ANFLO Group, for initiating the project. AIE is also part of ANFLO Group.
In an interview, Panabo City Mayor James G. Gamao said the local government is eager to support the estate through infrastructure.
He said a concrete road project is being planned from Barangay San Vicente connecting to the Coastal Road. When the estate becomes operational, there will be more government projects which will provide benefits for Panaboans.
Gamao and Vice Mayor Janrey Gavina took part in the event together with the Floirendos and key executives of the ANFLO Group. Renel Balsabas-CIO Panabo.