ZamboEcozone breaks ground 1.2 Km. concrete road project PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 January 2015 11:48

With the ZAMBOECOZONE 1st Industrial Park almost fully subscribed by current and prospective locators, infrastructure development for the current year and onwards will be concentrated in the 2nd Industrial Park to enable the area to host various companies.

Last January 8, 2015, Chairperson and Administrator Christopher Lawrence Arnuco led the groundbreaking ceremony for the 1st Phase of the road opening at the 2nd Industrial Park.

The 28 million pesos 2-lane concrete road project, which is slated to be completed in 200 working days, spans a length of 1.2 kilometers, with a 4-lane transition feature for the first 200 meters.

Present during the groundbreaking ceremonies were the Department of Public Works and Highways Region-IX (DPWH-IX) Assistant Regional Director Engr. Nenita Robles, San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm Officer-in-charge Emmanuel Narvaez, ZAMBOECOZONE Director Jose Suan, and ZAMBOECOZONE senior officers Jose Adonis Barrios, Engr. El-ShalSali, Francis Jose Azcarraga, Ronald Aca-ac and Ramil Rojas.Mr. Gaspar Lanzaderas represented LC Construction and Concrete Products, the project contractor.

The 1st of three Phases of the road network project for the entire 2nd Industrial Park will intersect with the ongoing bypass road project of the DPWH-IX, which traverses and whose entrance is right beside the industrial park.

Other infrastructure developments tabled for the 2nd Industrial Park in 2015 include the Power Distribution System slatted for the 2nd quarter, and the Water Supply Project which will commence on the 3rd quarter of this year.

The 2nd Phase of the road network project will see 2-lane concrete road to the end of the 664 hectare property and connect with the proposed 100 hectare Halal Processing and Manufacturing Zone. The fullyintegrated and contained area is reserved to accommodate the incoming Halal processing companies projected to locate in the ZAMBOECOZONE to cater to the growing global consumer demands for Halal products, services and solutions.

Three big locators are presently situated in the 2nd Industrial Park. CTK Asia Rubber Corporation, a Korean-owned company and engaged in the manufacture of technically specified rubber.

Also in the 2nd Industrial Park are: San Ramon Power Inc., a subsidiary of Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc., for a 100 Mega Watt coal-fired power plant, with an allotted area 33.7 hectares; and New Traditions Agri Farm with 50 hectares allotted area. CTK occupies a 2 hectares area.

Recently, CTK Rubber Asia had signified their intent to lease 100 hectares to be developed it into an Integrated Rubber Industrial Park, to establish a supply chain of rubber-based industries.

The park is suitable for medium to heavy industries.  It is also the proposed site for the construction of an international seaport complex per the Authority’s master development plan.

Along with the Communications System Project, which is tabled for early next year, these infrastructure developments will sufficiently prepare the 2nd Industrial Park for the influx of companies projected to locate here.

The ZAMBOECOZONE’s other significant infrastructure project for 2015 is the construction of 2 Standard Manufacturing Buildings or SMBs, in the 1st Industrial Park, costing over 20 million pesos. The warehouse type SMBs has a floor area of 1,032 square meters and can easily be converted to suit the needs of locators. The project is set to begin by the latter half of the 1st quarter of this year.  — Alfonso Basilio A. Marquez/ Information Officer III