Proposed township to have a school, say top officials

A SCHOOL and a property developer have joined forces in the setting up of a modern township which will have a school that will start operations in June 2019.Officials of the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) and the Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) yesterday signed a memorandum of agreement at Seda ABreeza Hotel for the 22.2-hectare LPU Town Davao, a development which will have a university and commercial components.

“This would be one of the most exciting projects of an educational institution not just in Mindanao, particularly in Davao, but all over the Philippines where we really try to integrate a school in a big commercial area,” said Laurel who represented the school in the signing.

Based on the agreement, the project, located at the Sun City Road in Buhangin, will have a 17-hectare mixed use development for residential, commercial, hotel and convention components; and a 5.2-part where the campus – including its academic resource center, dormitories, pool, maritime center, and a football field – will be set up.

Jose R. Soberano III, CLI chair and chief executive officer, said the land development for the project would cost about P300 million as it will be landscaped fully, will have an underground power system for lesser visible aerial wires in the campus, and an environment-friendly sewage treatment plant that removes contaminants from the wastewater.

Part of the project will be a condominium tower, which will have a budget of P1 billion, that will serve as a housing option for the students.

Laurel said the estimated cost for setting up two buildings on the school campus is about P1 billion.

LPU Town Davao will offer courses like Medical Technology, Pharmacy, Accountancy, Accounting Management, Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Tourism, Information Technology, Industrial Engineering, and Civil Engineering. Different Senior High School strands will also be provided.

The university will also release its tuition rates next month as it will also announce available scholarships in September.

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