Megaworld transforming Davao project into iTownship

By Richmond Mercurio

MANILA, Philippines — Property giant Megaworld will to transform its first mixed-use development in Mindanao, the Davao Park District, into a smart estate in line with the company’s rollout of the iTownships concept across its properties in the country.

“Our goal is to future-proof our first township here in Mindanao. This means there will be features and facilities within the township that maximize smart innovations, use of internet and digital lifestyle. The Davao Park District will become the township of the future,” Megaworld senior vice president Jericho Go said.

Megaworld’s iTownship concept seeks to integrate digital technology, design innovations and connectivity into an entire development.

As the iTownship concept is rolled out in Davao Park District, the 11-hectare estate in Lanang, Davao City will have features such as fiber optic-ready infrastructure, designated bike lanes and bike rental systems, LED-powered signages and digital walls, creative pedestrian crosswalks and urban art installations, LED and solar-powered streetlamps, vertical open spaces and gardens, green and art roofings, public and street WiFi access, electric car charging stations, and a Township Operations Center for 24/7 security and safety monitoring, among others.

“We see Davao City as a key city of the future in the country so we want to be ready for what the future brings. We have designated teams to carefully study what we can put here on the immediate term and on the long-term. From design, smart technology, mobility and connectivity, energy efficiency as well as safety and security, we will put in place all these features to benefit those who live, work and play in the township,” Go said.

Megaworld said the 14-story Davao Finance Center, a P1.2-billion project which will be completed within the first half, will feature modern facilities and features that put safety and security as priority.

“We will be extra-compliant to what the national and local fire codes require because the safety and security of our office tenants will always remain to be our top priority,” Go said.

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