MANILA, Philippines – Italpinas Development Corp. is ready to launch its Primavera City project in Cagayan de Oro City in the second quarter. IDC chairman and COO Romolo Valentino Nati, an Italian architect, said the first phase of the project involves the construction of two towers of integrated multifunctional buildings (commercial, office, residential) project with 11 floors each. The project with an investment cost of P653 million is located at the Pueblo de Oro Business Park, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro (near SM City Cagayan de Oro). “Primavera City is a fitting follow-up to our highly successful and multi-awarded Primavera Residences, which caught the fancy of not just Filipinos but even foreign buyers and property experts for its modern Italian design infused with eco-friendly architecture,” Nati said. The company will start construction of the project in the third quarter with completion targeted in the third quarter of 2018. IDC president Jose “Jojo” D. Leviste III said the two towers would have 337 units, 57 of which are commercial units while 231 are studio-type, 22 are one-bedroom units, and 27 are two-bedroom units. “We will conduct extensive marketing for our target buyers that include employed and/or self-employed individuals with gross family income of at least P50,000 such as local entrepreneurs, SME’s, OFW’s, young professionals and retirees, among others. With Cagayan de Oro City now an emerging tourism and investment destination in the country, Primavera City is a great buy, not just for first-time home owners, but also for investors,” said Leviste, a lawyer. Nati said Primavera City is targeted to be another IDC award-winning sustainable-development project, with its passive green features, such as increased natural ventilation, shaded façade and semi-transparent photo-voltaic panels covering the amenities located on the rooftop, among others.