TAGOLOAN, Misamis Oriental—Officials of Chinese firm Philippine Sanjia Steel Corporation paid a visit to the newly-appointed Administrator and Chief Executive Office of PHIVIDEC-Industrial Authority Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña last October 20, 2020.
In 2018, Philippine Sanjia Steel Corporation put up an P800 million steel manufacturing plant in Tagoloan.
“We choose to establish the steel plant in Tagoloan because of its strategic location. Transporation is very convenient and accessible because it is near the port. We can build our own wharf so that the transport of materials will be easier,” said Philippine Sanjia Steel Corporation manager Zhang Dangjian.
The company is engaged in production of steel products such as construction steels. They are targetting domestic market for their products.
“PHIVIDEC-IA will assist the company so that they can start with their operation as soon as possible. They can tell their friends in China that with PHIVIDEC-IA, they can establish a successful business so that we can have more investors in the country,” said La Viña.
The company has completed the construction of their facilities and will soon be hiring residents from Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro for employment.
“You should employ Filipinos and help Filipino families. And you should always treat them well,” added La Viña.
Aside from generating local employment, the company will also procure their raw materials from local sources. In a month, the company requires 50 to 60 metric tons of raw materials.
The plant has a land area of 22.7 hectares in Barangay Baluarte, which is within PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate