DTI’s ‘Made in Negros Oriental Fair’ opens to promote local MSMEs

DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Negros Oriental recently opened its ‘Made in Negros Oriental Fair’ to help local micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) boost their income and promote Negrense’s creativity. The trade fair runs until July 20.

Some 45 MSMEs joined the trade fair inside the Robinsons Place Dumaguete, three of which are livelihood groups from Bayawan City, La Libertad and Mabinay to sell varieties of locally produced food, handicrafts and fashion products.

This is DTI’s way to show its support to MSMEs that use local materials in creating their products. The event marks the observance of MSME Week.

DTI-7 regional director, Asteria Caberte led the trade fair’s opening ceremonies and emphasized that this trade exhibition highlights the competence and the creative genius of Negrenses through their products.

These are some of the products on display during the recent Made in Negros Oriental Fair last July 15, 2014 at Robinson's Place Dumaguete City. (PIA7-NegOr)
These are some of the products on display during the recent Made in Negros Oriental Fair last July 15, 2014 at Robinson’s Place Dumaguete City. (PIA7-NegOr)

“Creativity is our capital. Creavity feeds progress. This creativity has been our bridge to quality and this is what we are celebrating today,” Caberte said.

Caberte believes the event would invigorate industries in the province and boost the local economy.

Meanwhile, Angelo Tiongson of the Provincial Governor’s Office, in his remarks, thanked the DTI in behalf of Gov. Roel Degamo for organizing such event.

“This is the ideal time for exhibitors to showcase their presence and position themselves in the market in order to reinforce their strength and feasibility and gain the trust and confidence of their clientele,” Tiongson said echoing the message of the governor.

Tiongson added that the event could spark more collaborative endeavors between the government and MSMEs all in the best interest of the province.

The event was conducted in cooperation with the provincial offices of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as well as the ICT Association of Dumaguete and Negros Oriental.

These agencies put up booths in the trade fair to inform the public on their accomplishments and programs.

This is in line with the celebration of the DAR’s CARPER Week, DOST’s Science and Technology Week and the 10th year anniversary of ICT Dumaguete.

The public is highly encouraged to come and visit the trade exhibition. (mbcn/ral/pia7-NegOr/article first published at PIA Website on July 19, 2014)

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