BALANGA CITY, Bataan – A former municipal administrator of Mariveles sees an encouraging upward trend in the viewpoint of warehousing, stockpiling and storage entrepreneurship in the coastal villages of the country’s fastest growing freeport and economic zone.
Luis Gonzales, former municipal administrator during the term of Mayor Jessie Concepcion and concurrently a licensed real estate broker and appraiser noted the huge exigency purposely for suitable sites for the building of warehouse and storage facilities in Southern Bataan with the expected operations of infrastructure connectivity development scheme introduced by Bataan Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia.
In a dialogue with port terminal managers and operators in the province, Gonzales has recognized the industrial options of diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corporation to acquire some 600 hectares of coastal property in Lucanin, Mariveles and two coastal areas in Puting Buhangin and Sta. Elena in Orion as feasible locations for port terminal with spacious warehousing capacity.
According to Gonzales, the situational analysis of transshipment projections made by port officials expected growing demand for warehouses extremely vital in the storage of imported raw materials like coal, silica, cement, yeast, and other products and other products.
He described the strategic location of the province with the existence of four industrial estates and special economic zones needs bulk storage capability for importation of raw materials and export of finished products to global markets.
The construction of internationally recognized warehousing standard structures in the coastal areas would elevate the economic status of the province as a transshipment hub for the ASEAN markets.