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DBP partners with banana firm to promote sustainable farming

DBP partners with banana firm to promote sustainable farming

HRC Vice Chairman and CEO, Rosanna Tuason-Fores, Together with DBP Chair Alberto Romulo (left side, in white) signs an Agreement—a partnership towards promoting sustainable Farming. Train is the agribusiness company of the Hijo Resources Corporation (HRC) and it is...

Saving Davao Gulf

Saving Davao Gulf

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Peza declares Hijo Industrial Estate as Mindanao's food terminal hub

(From Sunstar) 

 

THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) has officially declared the Hijo Industrial Estate (HIE) as Mindanao’s food terminal hub.

The official launching of the property as a hub was conducted on September 15 at the WREC Hall, Hijo Estates Madaum, Tagum City.

“With the birth of Hijo Superfoods Inc., the Philippines’ first fully-automated food manufacturing plant — it is just and proper to declare the HIE as Mindanao’s premier food Terminal Hub,” Peza director General Brigadier General Charlito B. Plaza said in a virtual speech via Zoom.

The 166-hectare HIE is dubbed as the “emerging gateway to Asean.” It is part of the larger 760-hectare township to be developed by the Hijo Resources Corporation which was launched in 2017.

“This distinction recognizes HIE as the center of food processing and distribution from Tagum City, Davao del Norte to the local and global market — starting with Hijo Superfoods,” Plaza added.

She also said that this breakthrough will pave the way for other food and agricultural industries, thus placing Tagum City and Mindanao in the international limelight.

Meanwhile, Hijo Resources Corporation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rosanna Tuason Fores emphasized that HIE is a testament of Hijo’s commitment to bring a thriving economic development, particularly in Mindanao.

“The goal is to revolutionize agriculture in Mindanao, one way is to address food security in the country,” she said.

Apart from the launching, the Hijo Resources Corporation also inked a partnership with the Development Bank of the Philippines for pushing more projects in Mindanao.

On the updates of the Hijo Central, Fores said there are some delays observed in the realization of the big-ticket project due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, she assured that the project is still on-going and will push through as planned.

Hijo Central is a smart and sustainable master development project of Hijo Resources Corporation (HRC) in Tagum City, Davao del Norte. The project was initially seen to spur activities on agribusiness, port and logistics, property development, leisure and tourism, and renewable energy.

It is a 132-hectare development project within a 1,054 hectares Hijo plantation property. It will be developed in four phases.

“Once we come out of this pandemic, Hijo’s unique proposition as an industrial, agricultural, residential estate will be better positioned,” she said.

Industries

Property Development

Hijo’s newest and most succesful pursuits in the Property Development Industrial Estate and Plantation Villa.

Agri-Business

Hijo is the Business of growing, processing, and distributing high quality Convendish Bananas and other Davao-grown fruits.

Port & Logistics

To take advantage of the increase in shipment to and from Davao, Hijo invested in a change designed to bring the company to the top of the country.

Leisure & Tourism

To take advantage of the increase in shipment to and from Davao, Hijo invested in a change designed to bring the company to the top of the country.

ABOUT HIJO

Hijo Resources Corporation (HRC) is a Davao-based diverstified corporation with business interests in Leisure & Tourism, Agribusiness, Property Development, and Port Operations.

Based in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, HRC was established in 1959, together with sister corporations, Twin Rivers Economic and Development Co., Inc. (TREDCI) and and Apo Estates Corporation that pioneered the cultivation and exporting of Cavendish bananas to japan.

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