Public-Private Ties Remain Strong in Capiz
The recently launched Toll Packaging Center in Capiz is one of the clear manifestations of how the partnership works, said Provincial Micro, Small and Medium Development Council Chairperson Danilo So Chan.
He said that the all-out support of the provincial government of Capiz and the Department of Trade and Industry have been very instrumental to the growing micro, small and medium business here.
The Toll Packaging Center was launched, December 7, as one of the highlight activities during the 2015 Sinadya sa Halaran festival here, as an innovative solution to business needs.
So Chan said that the center is a “dream come true” and a milestone project of the government for the small entrepreneurs here.
Provincial Director Ermelinda Pollentes pointed out that they have been working for said project since 2012 and was only realized this year.
She said that the project is a tool to ensure that the MSME here are ready not only for domestic but also for international competition.
Pollentes revealed that the toll package center here is so far the biggest in terms of investment and equipments.
According to her, the provincial government of Capiz has poured in P1.6-million for the building and other structural requirements while the DTI has spent P1 million as a shared service facility, that is, for the equipment.
“With a competent pool of experts to tap, the Center provides external consultancy services and assistance in the areas of product development, product standardization, licensing, barcoding, marketing, business matching, institutional strengthening, financing, business plan preparation and coaching for start-up entrepreneurs,” she said.
For Governor Victor Tanco, the center is a symbol of unity that everybody must be proud of as a Capiceño.
He said that with such center now helping the business sector, “we are assured that our products will be competitive and sellable.
Tanco likewise lauded the partnership of the private sector to the government, particularly the provincial government, in development efforts. (JCM/JBG/PIA6)