Developers eye agro-
industrial park in Iloilo
TWO developers are eyeing to establish an agro-industrial park within the convergence areas covered by the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project II (JRMP II).
This was disclosed by Ricardo Provido, chairman of the Regional Agri-Fisheries Council (RAFC), during the culminating activity of the 35th anniversary celebration of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and the second year of implementation of the CARP extension with reforms (CARPER) in Iloilo.
“This can become an eco-zone but it will be based on the processing of agri-fishery products. This is what they call the agri-fishery development park, it is an eco-zone,” Provido said.
Provido said the developers, which he did not name at this time, were very specific that “they wanted to be in the convergence area; hopefully it will be within the Jalaur River Basin.”
He said the project site makes delivery of raw materials and finished products for shipping easy because it can be facilitated without traffic.
“It can immediately go to the coastal road and direct to the seaport or it can go directly to the airport,” he added.
Other factors that prodded the developers to invest are the availability of water and power.