PORAC — Mayor Condralito dela Cruz said that more than 1,000 jobs will be generated in the coming months as the Ayala Land is going full blast in its development of Alviera estate here. Recently, local officials led the opening of the Alviera Industrial Park Phase 2 and Alviera-Mitsubishi Corporation here. Vice Mayor Dexter David said that the opening of Mitsubishi in the area ushers in the start of company investments in the area. Alviera, the large-scale, mixed-use estate jointly being developed by Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) and Leonio Land Holdings, Inc. (LLHI), has announced the increase of its investment from P90 billion to P100 billion on its project in Porac town late this year. David earlier announced that they are crafting an ordinance to have 80 percent of the job generation sourced from Porac’s manpower.
Upon completion, Alviera is expected to be home to over 200,000 residents, accommodate 30,000 students, generate 250,000 jobs and welcome as much as 150,000 visitors. As a result of the rapid 95 percent sales take-up of the first phase of the Alviera Industrial Park with 16 industrial lots, the estate will launch a second phase covering 32 hectares. It has signed locators in food manufacturing, motorcycle assembly, packaging, logistics and warehousing. The non-PEZA industrial park was designed for light to medium, non-polluting industries. The estate’s shareholders and visitors alike will also benefit from the establishment of a world-class botanical garden. Alviera has recently signed with De La Salle Philippines to build the 23-hectare La Salle Botanical Gardens. Envisioned as a botanical garden at par with international gardens, the project will have 25 themed gardens, a full-scale laboratory, a plant nursery, greenhouses, and libraries. Alviera has actively pursued inclusive economic growth for its host communities in Porac. Aside from generating over 1,600 local jobs for construction, maintenance and security, the estate has recently established a pavers production facility operated and managed by the Dolorian Producers’ Cooperative (DPC), which manufactures pavers that Alviera will buy and use for its development’s pedestrian sidewalks. DPC is also poised to generate additional income functioning as the official food concessionaire for the development site as construction continues.