TO ensure the commitment of supporting industries towards inclusive growth and competitiveness, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (DTI) Central Luzon reiterated its continued efforts to strengthen priority industrial clusters in the region.
This was delivered by DTI Regional Director Leonila Baluyut, saying these industries include cocoa, coir, home style and clothing, processed foods and nuts, bamboo and coffee.
She said DTI is working on locating the goals and strategies of the roadmap and creating and strengthening local councils for each industry group.
“For bamboo, we are appointed as the national coordinator of the industrial cluster. Therefore, under the Philippine Bamboo Industry Development Council, we are busy providing technical support and a secretariat in terms of planting. bamboo, vocational training, exhibitions and exhibitions, and other development activities, ”Baluyut said in a statement.
She added that the DTI helps these industries in their value chain, from the acquisition of raw materials from suppliers to distribution in the market.
“We really want to help our micro, small and medium enterprises in terms of having raw materials available, as well as building their capacities through the different training programs that we have,” Baluyut said.
The DTI also conducts an annual assessment of Local Government Units (LGUs) to determine their level of productivity and competitiveness which could propel economic activity and later lead to recognition.
In the center of Luzon, 130 LGUs entered their data in the portal of the competitiveness index of cities and municipalities.
The results of the national validation, she added, will be released this month, while the regional award will take place in December.