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DTI encourages Central Luzon MSMEs to boost competitiveness

Nov 28, 2021 @ 11:26
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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Central Luzon encouraged micro, small and medium enterprises in the region to boost their competitiveness within their priority industry clusters.

DTI Regional Director Leonila Baluyut identified these industries in a Philippine Information Agency report as cacao, coco coir, homestyle and wearables, processed foods and nuts, bamboo, and coffee.

The official said the DTI is working on the “localization of roadmap goals and strategies, and establishment and strengthening of local councils for each industry cluster,” the report said.

“For bamboo, we are designated as the national industry cluster coordinator. That is why under the Philippine Bamboo Industry Development Council, we are busy in providing technical and secretariat support in terms of bamboo planting, skills training, expositions and exhibits, and other organizational development activities,” she was quoted as saying.

Baluyut said that DTI is helping these industries in their value chain from acquiring raw materials from suppliers to market distribution.

“We really want to aid our micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in terms of having available raw materials, as well as in capacitating their people through the different training programs that we have,” she said.

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