Finally, the first PEZA-registered I.T. (Information Technology) Park in General Santos City held its ground breaking ceremony this morning.

Located at CED Avenue, the driveway leading to the campus of Brokenshire College, Mabuhay I.T. Park or MITP is a 2.8 hectare property and project of the Father of Internet in GenSan, Mr. Jan Ced who was featured here last year.

mabuhay I.T. Park Perspective

This dream project of Mr. Ced was actually issued a Certificate of Registration # ez 07-42 more than a year ago in November 5, 2007 by the PEZA (Philippine Export Zone Authority), pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1383 Dated September 11, 2007, the provisions of Republic Act No. 7916, as amended, duly registering Mabuhay Technopark Corporation (MTC) as the developer/operator of Mabuhay I.T. Park (MITP).

According to Mr. Ced, the MITP will serve as the city’s shining landmark for I.T. and I.T.-enabled services business.

Mabuhay I.T. Park Groundbreaking

Mr. Jan Ced stands witness as his father and CEMCDO OIC Coralyn Espinosa lead the groundbreaking of his Mabuhay I.T. Park

MITP is a well-planned I.T. Park, to operate in a 24/7 fully-secured community.  It is envisioned to be a one-stop shop facility capable of carrying voice, video and data services that would deliver a superior, reliable and secured network communications and back-up power suppy.  It will have fiber optic network and microwave links making data exchange faster.

An Incubation Center will consist of 9 intelligent offices (four small-sized 24 sq meter areas; three medium-sized 35 sq meter ateas and two large-sized 60-75 sq meter areas) and support facilities such as three conference facilities/training rooms; mini-exhibition hall including a cafeteria, central waste facility system, worship center and secured parking area.

In short, it will cater to business process outsourcing companies like call centers, medical transcription centers and the like.

Meanwhile, the Brokenshire College next door will offer I.T. and I.T.-enabled service-related courses.  This will allow strong partnerships between business and the academe, specifically for the manpower needs of the ICT industry in GenSan.