STA. ANA, Cagayan – The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) will mark its 24th anniversary on February 25, 2019, with the opening of its new satellite office in Tuguegarao City, sports competitions, and a job fair for Cagayanons.
Secretary Raul L. Labino, CEZA administrator and CEO, said the Authority will mark several firsts in its history – one of which is the inauguration of CEZA’s new office, which has a training center for job seekers at the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport.
Lambino said the ongoing construction of a sanitary landfill and several infrastructure projects will be inspected and those in the pipeline will be unveiled, including groundbreaking of the Central Business District in Sta. Ana town on Feb. 25.
Groundbreaking for the Authority’s planned Corporate Center and Commercial Center will be held at a the newly acquired 11-hectare property in Barangay Rapuli, site of the proposed facilities to be built, such as hotel and condominium buildings, duty-free shopping malls, and entertainment plaza.
The week-long celebrations kick off on Feb. 23 in Barangays Casambalangan, Rapuli, Diora Zinungan to San Vicente, where Lambino will lead in the coastal cleanup and tree-planting activities.
Sports competitions among CEZA employees and locators at the Cagayan Freeport, and a medical and dental mission for residents of Sta. Ana and nearby towns are scheduled on February 24.
A job fair and a CEZA awards night to honor the Zone’s top performers will cap the first-day activities.
A CEZA Culinary Challenge featuring entries from Cagayan’s 28 municipalities and one city will be held on Feb. 25 focusing on the food delicacies and rich marine products of the country’s No. 1 tourist destination in Northern Luzon.
Lambino said the rehabilitation and upgrading of Port San Vicente, just across the scenic Palaui Island, are designed to allow the port to accommodate cruise vessels and Roll on, Roll off (RoRo) ships.
Construction of three warehouses in Port Irene, he said, will start next month, the first step to expand the capacity of the cargo terminal.
Lambino said proponents of the most ambitious project, the proposed satellite city named City Polaris, will visit Sta. Ana next month for pre-planning preparation and site inspection.