• DTI takes business dev’t program to NMindanao


    THE Department of Trade and Industry Region (DTI) will showcase its integrated services and programs that is called “Negosyo, Konsumer At Iba Pa” (NKATBP) as a national event in Northern Mindanao on August 17 to 19.

    NKATBP, a project focused on consumers and the development of business, will offer homegrown micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as well as consumers a chance to understand and appreciate the various assistance that different DTI units

    The services include four pillars of the 2011-2016 SME Development Plan, which are enabling business environment, access to finance, access to market and productivity and efficiency.

    Also, consumer awareness on their rights and importance of standards for quality and safety are among the service offerings.

    The DTI will launch a Negosyo Center and unveil the Fab Lab Mindanao at the Iligan Institute of Technology-Mindanao State University to give local designers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to avail of an advance prototyping and fabrication Shared Service Facility (SSF).

    It will also conduct simultaneously trainings and learning sessions on expanding business through E-commerce and E-services, Standard Blitz and Consumer Forum at Cagayan de Oro City.

    Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez will be at the event, which will include the recognition and awarding of DTI- Region 10’s best SSFs, partner agencies and Consumer Organizations in the implementation of its programs, Bagwis award (DTI Certified Establishment) and high school students who won the Best Feature stories.

    The highlight of the Northern Mindanao leg include the Kahimunan Regional Trade Fair, Diskwento Caravan and seminars catering to food safety awareness for MSMEs and investment briefing on policies and procedures for the availment of the Board of Investment incentives.

    Negosyo, Konsyumer ATBP have already been held in Davao City and Isabela City, Vigan City, Cebu City, Tacloban City, Legazpi City, Baguio City, Angeles City and General Santos City.

    Besides delivering integrated services to the public, the agency has also established Negosyo centers that have fabrication laboratories, co-working spaces and shared service facilities to help MSMEs. |


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