PORAC - With the ground breaking ceremony Monday of the Alviera Industrial Park - Ayala Land's first master planned estate in Central Luzon in partnership with Leonio Land Holdings – it is expected that this will jumpstart the economic activities here and will generate as much as 5,000 new jobs soon as it begins its first phase of development.
Governor Lilia Pineda said Pampanga is lucky and happy that Ayala Land Incorporated and Leonio Land Holdings chose to invest here in Porac.
"This is a manifestation that the Province of Pampanga is really ready for further development," Pineda said.
Porac Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz said they are thankful that Porac has been chosen by Ayala Land and Leonio Land in putting an investment of P75-billion and added that it will surely put the town to speedy economic development and be one of the progressive towns in Central Luzon.
The Alviera Industrial Park is part of the multi-billion peso ($1.68 billion) investment of property giant Ayala Land Incorporated, transforming Alviera – a 1,100-hectare master planned township development in Central Luzon for over a 20-year period.
The property is envisioned to catapult Porac as the new growth center of Central Luzon and a major hub for commercial and business activity with its strategic location and seamless accessibility via North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) and Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx).
The Alviera Industrial Park is just 5 minutes away from Clark Airport, 45 minutes from Subic Freeport and 20 minutes from Angeles City and the City of San Fernando.It is also just 1.5 hours away from Quezon City.
Dela Cruz said the Alviera Industrial Park will cover 30-hectares right from the entrance of the development site and added that they look forward to its successful completion.
“The industrial park will offer locators the opportunity to purchase, and not just lease, industrial lots. Standard factory buildings (SFBs) will also be available for lease,” he said.
He noted that local businesses with products for export have already expressed interest in locating to the Alviera Industrial Park.
“We hope to attract international manufacturers in light industries as well, perhaps from Korea and Taiwan,” he said.
The Alviera Industrial Park, which is registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, has received strong interests from local manufacturers with export products, as well as Taiwanese and Korean manufacturers.
This will initially offer 16 lots at 1 to 1.5 hectares in size and will be sold to non-polluting light industries at P15,000 ($336.90) per square meter.
The groundbreaking ceremony held in Barangay Hacienda Dolores was also graced by Philippine Economic Zone Authority Deputy Director General Tereso Panga and executives of Leonio Land Holdings – Chairman Leonardo Leonio, Managing Director Clarissa Leonio – Asuncion, Directors Carlo Leonio, Claire Leonio –Guiyab, Ayala Land executives headed by president and CEO Bobby Dy, Senior Vice President Meann Dy, Vice President Rowena Tomeldan, Vice-Mayor Dexter David, Hacienda Dolores Barangay Chairman Rosendo Pineda and council members. (Joel P. Mapiles/Pampanga PIO)
Reference : sunstar.com.ph