Lang-ay’s agro industrial trade fair sales reaches P2M
by Juliet Saley
BONTOC, Mt. Province (28 April) -- Total sales of the Lang-ay Agro-Industrial Fair held from April 2-12 here reached P2,426,444, which was higher than last year’s sales.
Aside from the actual sales, there are also booked orders with the following entrepreneurs : the Ayatus Ethnic Crafts, Blas Handicrafts, Gihem Herbal Products, Kalinga Woodworks, Kimakim Souvenirs, Margarets Products, WRA Curtain and others, which has a total amount of P672,270.
Based on the sales report of the Department of Trade and Industry-Mt. Province, there were 70 exhibitors and nine municipalities who participated during this fair.
Posting the highest sales was the Kalinga Woodworks with gross sales amounting to P234,400 followed by La Union DA at P137,600, Blas Handicrafts at P119,995 and Cable Souvenirs at P111,835.
Total sales of agri-products from the municipal booth amounted to P207,604 and the other entrepreneurs garnered a total sales of P1,615,010.
According to DTI, the high outcome of sales is attributed to the increased number of entrepreneurs who participated during the event.
This is a result to government’s full support for the establishment and propagation of micro,small and medium enterprises and had even implemented a host of initiatives ranging from direct assistance to indirect interventions.
As explained by Presidential Management Staff Director General and Oversight Official for MSMEs Cerge Remonde, the forms of direct assistance may be classified into the following; credit access and guarantees, product development and technology intervention, training and marketing support, advocacy, among others.
This activity is a joint project of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of Mt. Province and the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAG) in promoting agricultural and trade products of local producers. (PIA MP) [top]