Hi guys! Here’s the latest buzz. Well, we all know that the city is being promoted as an eco and cultural destination for years now and to this very date, it is one of the best destinations for eco and cultural tourism in the country. With the rise of sports facilities and activities in the city, it is also being groomed as the next sports destination in the country – no wonder why local sports tv shows have been featuring us often. 🙂
An addition to what our city already is – we are also gearing to be one of the health and wellness destinations in the country. And to strengthen our goal to be one, a 5 billion peso project or more than $115 Million-dollar investment for a wellness complex will rise in the southern part of Davao City.
Last month, stakeholders (mostly from Metro Manila) met up in the city to discuss the said project. Group of hospital owners, Davao Investment and Promotions Center (DIPC), Philippine Medical Association and the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA), held a meeting and positively agreed on the project.
The exact location of the complex is yet to be identified. The plan is to build up a 10 hectare health and wellness complex with the following features and amenities:
- condominium units for retirees
- green development with pocket of gardens and parks
- resort pool
It will take 5 years to complete the entire project. Initially they will start with the hospital which will cost around 350 million pesos. Once there would be a hospital, the added structures will follow. The hospital will serve as a catalyst of the whole complex
In line with this development, PRA or Philippine Retirement Authority already opened up a satellite office in the city two years ago and is working with local government and business partners to make Davao City as the focal retirement destination in the BIMP EAGA region (Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines – East ASEAN Growth Area).
Hopefully, this project will push through. Today, we have seen how progressive Davao City is. New condos and shopping malls are rising up, new business complexes and districts are being developed – having a wellness hub would be a positive add on! 🙂