The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) gave facilities to each of six businesses in Davao del Sur province to increase productivity.
The move was under the agency’s project Shared Service Facilities (SSF) where local businesses, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), clusters and cooperatives are given facility support to enhance efficiency and productivity in manufacturing and post-harvest processes.
Eulogio Orevillo, officer in charge of the DTI project, said that they provided the six enterprises with facilities because of their slow growth.
“It is our hope that they will improve their business especially in terms of profit by increasing their production volume and enhancing product quality. These we can easily achieve with the help of these SSFs,” he said.
The six SSFs given totaled to more than P2 million. SSF is the highest-budgeted program under DTI, with total budget of P700 million for the year.
Facilities given include provision of processing machines, equipment and tools for the common use of the beneficiaries.
Industries provided with the SSFs include native delicacies, cacao beans and muscovado production, processing of coco-nut products such as coco vinegar, shell craft and coco coir.
“Right now, we are still finalizing three more project proposals which are targeted to be approved before the year 2013 ends,” Orevillo said.
Orevillo urged SMEs to avail programs of DTI to further develop their enterprise as well as to benefit from the programs.
“We would like to hear from them. We want to know if they need certain facilities.”
Kristyn Nika M. Lazo