DAVAO, PHILIPPINES — Damosa Land Inc.’s (DLI) Anflo Industrial Estate (AIE), dubbed as the Philippines’ premier agro-industrial hub, kicked off this year with an online event that zoomed in on the milestones of AIE and its plans for 2021, and reported the 2020 status of Davao and PH’s property sector and the experts’ forecast for the industry this year.
During the virtual event that happened on January 29, Ricardo “Cary” F. Lagdameo, Head of Anflo Industrial Estate Corporation (AIEC), disclosed that, despite the pandemic, AIEC was able to meet its 2020 targets and has continued its expansion through the development of the main spine road and two ready-built facilities.
Likewise, Joey Roi Bondoc, Associate Director of Colliers International Philippines reported that Davao remains one of the country’s biggest property markets, and one of the country’s competitive regions with its skilled workforce and infrastructure projects.
One major contributor to the property market of the region is AIE which has welcomed several local and foreign locators such as Del Monte Fresh, Phildutch Polymer, PMR Pallet, Packwell and Manly Plastics.
Within the span of five years, 33 hectares of the AIE have been developed including 2.1 hectares of ready-built facilities and warehouses and 2.06 km of roads. To date, there are a total of 15 locators represented by five nationalities that provided jobs for over 600 employees in the region, an increase from January 2020’s 289 employees.
Among these locators, four were able to start their operations in 2020, including Davao Zhenzhi Corp., PMR Pallet Ltd. Co., Southern Harvest, and Connovate Philippines. Japanese paper packaging company, Packwell, Inc., even started construction in the park during the pandemic.
AIE is home to 15 locators represented by 5 nationalities that provided jobs for over 600 employees in the region. Some of the property’s local and international locators are Del Monte Fresh, Phildutch Polymer, PMR Pallet, Packwell and Manly Plastics.
Apart from this, an increase in vehicle traffic was also seen in the development, from 381 at the beginning of last year to 543 vehicles by the end of 2020. AIE then launched a guided and virtual tour as an initiative to showcase the project as the pandemic pushed the estate towards strengthening online platforms.
Testament to its world-class facilities and resiliency amidst the pandemic, AIE brought home the coveted Best Industrial Development at the 8th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards last November 2020.
To cap off the event, Lagdameo announced several exciting projects planned for 2021, which include the launch of AIE’s commercial area through a one-story commercial building and the completion of its much-awaited, cold storage facility. Sister company, Davao International Container Terminal, Inc., a world-class port terminal facility just 300 meters away from AIE, is also currently expanding its berth and will be operational by March 2021.