Anflo Industrial Estate, Davao region eyed for foreign investments

December 5, 2017  |  Commercial  |  0 Comments

Davao region is briskly picking up the growth pace in terms of investments and economic activities that help put this once sleepy region on the map. Hence, foreign countries who are eyeing for viable investment locations are taking notice of this region in the southern part of the Philippines.

This was manifested recently when Japan’s national public broadcasting organization, NHK World, visited Anflo Industrial Estate (AIE) to feature this special economic zone in one of its morning segment.

Interview at the SAGREX Warehouse

NHK World got a glimpse of AIE’s facilities that range from warehouses, agro-industrial and processing plants. It is different from most special economic zones because the strategic location of AIE which is adjacent to the Davao International Container Terminal (DICT), the most modern container port terminal in the Philippines. DICT is an affiliate of AIE.

At the DICT cold storage.

Accredited by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) as a special economic zone, the 63-hectare AIE can accommodate companies that are into agro-industrial and light manufacturing operations and is equipped with modern facilities.

Checking the shipment at the SAGREX warehouse

Mindanao, particularly the Davao Region, is now earning the attention of foreign investors because of its huge potentials, with untouched land areas and the rich availability of raw materials and fresh produce. Companies such as ANFLOCOR, the management company of AIE and DICT, envision a growing local region similar to the neighboring Asian countries Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand to name a few, where agricultural and industrial operations are the lifeblood of the local community. Mindanao, in particular, the Davao region, is definitely ready for the big leagues as it is becoming one of the country’s key sources of economic growth.

Interview at the DICT berth

Earlier this year, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the Philippines, signifying his country’s interest to strengthen ties with the Philippines. It can be recalled that the Japanese leader immediately made agreements to aid the safety and agricultural sectors of the Philippines. Japan and the Philippines have been doing business since the pre-war era, with the early Japanese migrants focused on cultivating lands in Mindanao. At present the country continues to be in the spotlight of the international community with its aim to strengthen foreign allies to boost its economic growth. Mindanao, in particular, is gradually rising with local and even foreign companies constantly developing projects that will harness the full potential of this rich island.

This TV feature on the Anflo Industrial Estate will similarly put Mindanao and the special economic zone in the spotlight. As the world turns its attention to developing countries, Mindanao’s opportunity to grow is inevitable.

Anflo Industrial Estate is an affiliate of ANFLOCOR, a Mindanao-based company with business ventures in agriculture, industrial, real estate and resort development. It is responsible for the establishment of Tagum Agricultural Development Company which operates one of the highest yielding banana plantations in the world, as well as the Davao International Container Terminal, the most modern container port terminal in the Philippines. The globally-oriented conglomerate has been in the business for more than half a century in the Philippines and it continues to expand its operations in innovative business concepts and projects.

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