NAVAL, Biliran – The trade and industry department in this part of the region launched four Negosyo Centers that provide Biliranons who have established businesses and investors who want to pour in capital for business in the province a wide array of opportunities and big avenue for access and help from concerned government agencies on how to start right and to further develop their respective business.
The regional office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) led by Regional Director Cynthia R. Nierras and its provincial counterpart in Biliran province headed by Engr. Celerina T. Bato, launched three Model C Negosyo Centers in the towns of Cabucgayan and Caibiran in October 13 and another one in Kawayan town today, October 14.
The launching of an upgraded Negosyo Center in Naval, the capital town of Biliran province, from Model C to Model B was also conducted October 14.
The Negosyo Center in Cabucgayan is located in the new multi-purpose building beside the Cabucgayan town hall while in Caibiran, the Negosyo Center is located inside the municipal treasurer’s office.
On the other hand, Kawayan Negosyo Center is located in the new multi-purpose building beside the Kawayan fire station and the upgraded Negosyo Center in Naval is now located at the former municipal budget office.
The four Negosyo Centers launched in Biliran province are part of the targeted 25 Negosyo Centers that will be launched by DTI in Eastern Visayas in 2016 and part of the 400 Negosyo Centers that will be launched by DTI nationwide for this year.
Nierras said that the Negosyo Centers will not only help new entrepreneurs in the fast processing and facilitates completion of business requirements and in the provision of technical assistance.
Likewise, the negosyo centers provide relevant and vital information that will help improve and further develop established businesses and even start up businesses from other government agencies like DOST, TESDA, DILG, DOLE and other line agencies.
Financial institutions like the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) and other government and private financial institutions involved in the program are also ready to extend financial help, she added.
The DTI regional chief encouraged the local chief executives and the stakeholders in the towns in Biliran province where the Negosyo Centers were launched to think of a product that will help boost the economic activity of the place and will help uplift the standard of living of the people. #PartnerForChange (ajc/FJ/rvictoria/PIA Biliran)