THIS coming April 30, the Davao-General Santos-Bitung Roro

Shipping Service is set to be launched. The sea route offers a cheaper and faster route for those doing business in Indonesia.

Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) deputy executive director Romeo Montenegro said once the sea route kicks-off, airlines may also

start operating air links between Davao and Indonesia.

As Davao City gets more connectivity, its economic climate will likewise boom with more investments and an increase in trade. We see land developers coming to the city to establish master planned communities to

cater to the growing demand of office and residential spaces. We also see a growing demand for trucking and warehouse services.

However, are the city's infrastructures ready to cater to this booming economic growth? Are its roads ready to accept more vehicles

delivering goods and taking people to places? Are the sea ports and air ports advanced enough to cater to more international and

domestic traffic?

Let's hope that the upgrading of the Sasa Port and Francisco Bangoy International Airport, the ongoing construction of roads and other infrastructure projects in the city will be completed by the time Davao City's boom reaches its peak.

We do not want to see Davao City having a carmageddon on a Saturday or its growth being held back due to a dated sea port.