Year 2018 looks to be another promising year for Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental and the entire Northern Mindanao. Here are some projects to look forward to next year.

ALVEO PROJECT, Tablon, Cagayan de Oro – this was supposed to be launched late 2017. Well, expect this latest development from Ayala Land to finally take off next year.

COASTAL ROAD COMPLETION – motorists are hoping the DPWH will finally finish the right-of-way negotiations to connect the Lapasan-Gusa Section of the Cagayan de Oro Coastal Road to the Puntod-Kauswagan Bridge next year. DPWH officials also promised the lighting facilities will be completed early next year.

FASTCRAFT TO CAMIGUIN/BOHOL – Tropical Storms Urduja and Vinta may have postponed the maiden trips of FAST CAT from Opol to Camiguin to Bohol and vice-versa. But definitely, this will finally push thru at the start of 2018.

ASPIRA TOWER TOPPING-OFF – the 29-storey residential tower will finally top off early next year to officially become the tallest building in the city.

MESAVERTE RESIDENCES – the 3rd tower of the 3-tower condominium complex will top-off by the 2nd quarter of 2018.

NEW ORORAMA CARMEN – the homegrown retail chain is scheduled to finish the reconstruction of its Carmen branch (fronting Carmen Market) next year.

CITYMALL BULUA AND IPONAN OPENING – perhaps, we may finally see the grand opening of these two community malls next year.

BALULANG-MACASANDIG BRIDGE – hopefully, construction of both approaches will be completed next year

BONBON-MACABALAN BRIDGE – clearing of the Macabalan approach was supposedly scheduled in December 2017. Anyway, expect major progress of the construction next year. Perhaps, the whole bridge span might be completed.

GO MINDANAO TOUR BUS – planned to be launched next year, the bus bears the major tourist destinations in Mindanao. Do you see CDO’s whitewater rafting, Bukidnon’s pineapple plantations and Jasaan’s Immaculate Conception Centennial Church?

NEW WEST DIVERSION ROAD (CANITOAN-COASTAL ROAD) – continued construction of the new western highway towards the Coastal Road.

GAISANO PROJECT, Serina-Vamenta Blvd, Carmen – perhaps after the ground works have been completed, we may finally see some vertical works next year.

ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER AND ACE MEDICAL CENTER – vertical construction will continue.

VISTA MALL – the building will start to take shape by early 2018…more revelations/details as construction progresses.

SM CITY REDEVELOPMENT – The plan was disclosed by Oliver Tiu, SM Vice President for Mindanao Operations during the mall’s 15th anniversary last November 15. No details were released though. Do we see an SMX Convention Center?

photo from Northern Mindanao Rising FB page

THE LOOP SOUTH TOWER – the South Tower started accepting priority listing this year. Will ground breaking be held in 2018?

PANGUIL BAY BRIDGE – perhaps we may finally see some bridge components including progress on the construction of approaches on both sides.

LAGUINDINGAN SEAPORT – the realization of this port depends on prioritization of project implementors.

AYALA TECHNO PARK, Laguindingan – we may see more details on the proposal

MISOR PROVINCIAL JAIL PROPERTY – will construction of the new provincial jail in Initao pave the way for the conversion of the property near the Capitol into a commercial development?

NEW ROAD OPENINGS – watch out for some details in our first development post in 2018.

MORE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, BUSINESS OPENINGS AND SURPRISES – progress will spillover to the Year of the Dog.

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