DTI NegOr to hold “green” business forum for MSMEs

By Jennifer Catan-Tilos

DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zussamenarbeit (GIZ) will hold a forum on “Greening the Economy” for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to showcase the success of the Promotion of Green Economic Development (ProGED) Project in Negros Oriental.

According to DTI Provincial Director Javier Fortunato, the two-day event from September 8 to 9 intends to share the success stories and positive results of the project and to inspire other MSMEs on the gains of going green.

“We ensure that the participants of these events will give them the opportunity to learn from the experiences of other MSMEs, meet experts who can provide them with information on greening technologies and update them on programs which will help improve their company’s competitiveness,” said Fortunato.

ProGed started in 2013 and will terminate in December 2016.

It is designed to enable MSMEs to adapt to climate change and integrate greening practices into their businesses to enhance their competitiveness and ensure their sustainability.

On Sept. 8, Fortunato said the forum will tackle “Green Economic Development” for hotels and resorts to share its initiatives at Sta. Monica Beach Club.

This will be followed by match-making between hotel sector and service providers and development partners to support green economic development in the hotel sector of the province.

On the second day, another forum on “Accelerating the Promotion of Green Economic Development” will also be done for MSMEs.

Discussion on green practices and technical sessions on environmental hotspots will be held before the exhibit of greening technologies and products with green financing programs. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was originally published at PIA Website on Sept. 7, 2016)


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