New hospital to use green tech

THE CITY government is supporting the establishment of the 12-storey Lanang Premier Doctors Hospital which will adopt green technologies.

“This is a welcome development, noting the need for a medical facility in the northern part of the city,” said Lemuel G. Ortonio, head of Davao City Investment Promotion Center, during the ground breaking ceremony of the hospital at Davao Park District development in Lanang.

The company, Ortonio said, is welcome to apply for fiscal incentives of three-year business tax holiday and two-year real estate property tax holiday as health facility is among the priority investment areas in the Davao City Investment Incentive Code.

Acting City Building Official Joseph Dominic S. Felizarta said they would support the project as this would help fill in the hospital needs to cater to residents especially in the northern part of the city.

The company, Felizarta said, has yet to apply for building permit as this is needed so it could get approval in its zoning plan.

Lemuel R. Podador, chair and chief executive officer of Lanang Premier Doctors Hospital Inc. said the medical tourism facility is targeted to be completed by 2019. “Everybody is welcome in the hospital,” he said.

“We intend to cater to all types of classes whether you are in the upper income bracket or lower income bracket. This is a medical tourism facility for all,” Podador said.

The facility, which would occupy a hectare of Megaworld’s township development, includes spa, swimming pool, wellness and fitness center and 100 clinics for dermatology, orthopedics and nephrology. This would have 250 beds.

LPDHI is among the locators of Megaworld’s township development in Lanang. The township development has also the real estate project One Lakeshore Drive of Suntrust Properties Inc., a subsidiary of Megaworld Corp.

Megaworld’s township development, dubbed Davao Park District, is along the S.P. Dakudao Loop, which used to be the Lanang Golf and Country Club. It would also have office towers fit for corporate firms and business process outsourcing companies.

The hospital’s architect, Rafael O. Tayactac of RT Design and Architecture, said green technologies would be pursued in the project, including the establishment of solar panels and chilled water system. He said there would be also a system to recycle water.

The project, he said, will also have a helipad for ease on transferring patients.

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