Private industrial estate developer Science Park of the Philippines Inc. (SPPI) recently launched a 200-hectare ecozone in Malvar, Batangas, its sixth project to date.
The ecozone is pegged to attract local and foreign locators in the light manufacturing industry. The area features power and water supply, telecommunications facilities, security and firefighting facilities and crews, a centralized wastewater treatment plant; drainage and storm water management systems, and programs for environmental and community development and management.
The ecozone is adjacent to the developer's mixed-use estate dubbed Malvar Cybergreen, a masterplanned township with 10 hectares of retail and educational establishments paired with a 40-hectare residential neighborhood.
With a masterplan designed by Sasaki Associates, a US-based design firm, the ecozone is located along the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road, which grants it access to Metro Manila's business districts. From Batangas International Port, the ecozone is about 35 kilometers away.
SPPI has, to date, about 800 hectares of industrial developments, namely in Cabuyao, Laguna (175 hectares), Calamba, Laguna (65 hectares); Santo Tomas, Batangas (109 hectares); Malvar, Batangas (200 hectares); Hermosa, Bataan (Hermosa Ecozone Industrial Park, measuring 162 hectares); and Mactan, Cebu (the Cebu Light Industrial Park, measuring 62 hectares).