8 shared service facilities set up in Davao-A A +A
Friday, January 3, 2014
EIGHT shared service facilities (SSF) have so far been turned over to various business groups in Davao Region last year, in a bid to boost their production, the regional office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Davao said.
Arnulfo J. Gana-an, DTI-Davao division chief for small and medium enterprises development, said these SSFs included the following: (1) a P378,000 Abaca processing facility in Carmen, (2) P985,000 pineapple processing facility in Barangay Cawayan operated by the Davao Agri-Ventures Corporation, (3) P420,000 coconut coir in Barangay Tungkulan operated by the Tungkulan Farmers Cooperative, (4) P900,000 banana powder processing facility in Barangay Daliao operated by the Progressive Highland Cooperative, (5) P880,000 meat processing facility in Fatima, (6) P60,000 gift, toys, and housewares equipment in San Vicente, (7) P400,000 assorted fruits processing facility in Calinan operated by the Food Processors Association of Davao City, and (8) P900,000 banana powder processing facility in Barangay Subasta operated by the Subasta ARB Agricultural Cooperative.
"These facilities are provided to the different enterprises to help fill them increase their production," Gana-an said.
He said the SSFs are to be shared among SMEs in the region, but the operators can impose charges to those who are not a member of the associations or cooperatives.
"The fee is needed for their operational expenses like labor, maintenance, and their own processing as well. But we are still talking as to how much will be the fees imposed on the non-members of these associations or cooperatives," he said.
They are also promoting the SSFs to be used by other enterprises aside from the operators because these SSFs can accommodate more than the number of members of each operator.
"Each cooperative or association may have at least 30 members to more than a hundred but the SSFs can accommodate more than that," Gana-an said.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 04, 2014.