The on-going construction of the Robinsons Davao beside the Davao City Water District along JP Laurel is on schedule. It is set to open during the first quarter next year in time for the Araw ng Dabaw festivities.
These I was told by Robinsons Land executives who visited me last week, Henry Yap GM of the Office Building Division and VP for the Design & Planning Department, Danilo Camat, Property Manager of Robinsons Cagayan de Oro and Ramil Roy Sumander, their man in Davao.
The Davao mall will feature its anchor Robinsons Supermarket and Handyman do-it-yourself hardware, spaces for coffee shops, restaurants and other stores. At its second level, 5,000 square meters is designated as IT center for BPO locators. Their application for accreditation with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) is now with the City Council. It is in the agenda today (see previous post).
The Davao City Investment Incentive Board, where I sit as a member, earlier approved its request for grant of fiscal and non-fiscal incentives.
Its entry here is much anticipated similar to the opening of other major mall and retail giants in the country. It is exepected to help generate jobs and contribute to the dynamism of the local economy.
Visit this skyscrapercity thread monitoring the progress of the mall construction.