DTI-Rizal targets 20 groups for shared service facilities

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, April 16 (PIA) — Department of Trade and Industry – Rizal aims to support around 20 entrepreneurial groups through shared service facilities (SSF) this year.

DTI-Rizal Provincial Director Mercy Parreno and DTI-Rizal Business Development Division Chief Joe Ramos announced to local business groups during an orientation at the La Travieza Restaurant, Antipolo City last April 5 that SSF is one of agency’s primary ways to help the local industries through providing facilities such as equipment or tools needed for their businesses.

Director Parreno and Division Chief Ramos also explained to selected businessmen of the rights, duties and responsibilities of the co-operator, monitoring, evaluation and other questions raised by the invited groups.

According to DTI-Rizal SSF is a centrepiece program of the central office and targets 1000 SSF projects nationwide for 2013. The program aims to help make facilities and facilities accessible to SMEs.

The DTI central office identified priority clusters nationwide for convergence, some of which are feasible in Rizal province (bamboo, wood, pangasius, ICT and ICT services, fresh and processed meat, health and wellness, tourism, gifts/decors/housewares, furniture/furnishings, processed food, dairy, organic fertilizer, etc).

The agency also added that aside from the 2013 target, the provincial office also aims to provide SSFs to another 20 entrepreneurial groups by 2014. (GG-PIA4A)



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