9 shared service facilities built in Davao in H

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014


THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Davao Region reported that a total of nine shared service facilities (SSFs), amounting to P5.197 million, have already been established in Davao Region as of June 2014.

According to the data released by DTI regional officer-in-charge Ma. Belenda Q. Ambi, there are four SSFs for Davao City, three in Davao del Norte, and two in Davao del Sur. The nine SSFs will cater to 235 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and generate 1,316 jobs.

Ambi said these facilities were approved in December 2013 and part of the 2013 SSF funds.

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SSFs in Davao City included the P900,000 banana powder production of the Subasta ARB Agricultural Cooperative in Calinan; P900,000 banana powder processing expansion of Progressive Highland Multipurpose Cooperative (MPC) in Toril; P80,000 upcycled handicraft project of the Toril Kalambuan Association in Toril; and P880,000 meat processing facilities of the Davao City Federation of Backyard Livestock and Poultry Raisers in Matina Aplaya.

In Davao del Norte, the SSFs include the P200,000 organic fertilizer processing of the Women's Sunrise MPC in New Corella; P490,000 banana fiber processing project of the Marsman Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries MPC in Sto. Tomas; and the P297,000 organic fertilizer processing facility of the Masaoy del Pilar Farmers Irrgators Association in New Corella.

The two SSFs in Davao del Sur are the P485,000 coffee processing facility of the Jose Rizal Farmers Association in Sta. Cruz and the P965,000 coco coir, twining, and weaving processing facility of the Bulacan Coconut Farmers Association MPC.

Aside from the established SSFs, DTI 11 have also approved 24 projects amounting to P10.31 million. The projects will benefit MSMEs who are into fish and chili processing, muscovado production, banana flour, organic fertilizer, cacao, coco coir twining and weaving, and abaca fiber processing.

Ambi said there are still a lot of SSFs proposals that they have to approve for 2014.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 06, 2014.

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