DTI Bulacan turns over P8.7M worth of SSF to 7 cooperators

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The Department of Trade and  Industry (DTI) Bulacan Provincial Office recently turned-over P8.7 million worth of Shared Service Facilities (SSF) to seven  Multi Purpose Cooperatives (MPC) in the said province.

The said cooperators were  Bagong Barrio MPC (SSF for Computerized Embroidery Machine); Casechcom MPC (SSF for Food Processing); Luzon Dairy Cooperative (SSF for Dairy Processing); Meycauayan Jewelry Industry Association (SSF for Fashion Accessories/Jewelry Making); San Francisco MPC (SSF for Food Processing); San Miguel Waterlily Producers Association (SSF for Water Hyacinth Products Processing) and Sta. Maria Dairy MPC- Division of Catmon MPC (SSF for Dairy Processing).

DTI Region 3 director Judith Angeles said, under the SSF project, the qualified cooperators under the identified industry clusters were provided with processing or manufacturing equipment for the common use by MSMEs.

The equipment will remain under the ownership of DTI until the end of the agreement and until the cooperator or the beneficiaries have proven that they can sustainably manage and operate the facility in accordance with the objectives of the project.

According to Angeles, she is very happy that after 6 years DTI will now turn over full ownership of the machineries to the 7 cooperators through donation. She also mentioned the market-driven industries that were developed through the 7 SSF projects such as, processed food, dairy, garments, and jewelry industry.

Bulacan DTI Director-In-Charge Ernani Dionisio added that a total of 15 SSF projects worth P12.4 million were turned over to different cooperatives and associations in the province since 2019.