Iligan hosts DOST caravan for metals, engineering industry


ILIGAN CITY, June 7 (PIA) – Iligan City was host to Science & Technology (S&T) Caravan for Metals and Engineering Industry on June 4-6, 2018 at Robinsons Place Iligan.

“When we talk about almost everything, we are talking about metal industry; there will always be a metal component in everything that we utilize in our daily undertaking.”

The Science & Technology (S&T) Caravan for Metals and Engineering Industry in Iligan City opened with remarks that Metal Industry is the backbone of the country’s economy. 

And no less than the Regional Director of Department of Science and Technology region 10 (DOST-10) Alfonso P. Alamban on stressed this, June 4, 2018 at Robinsons Place Iligan.

“We are very glad to report to you that Northern Mindanao has been chosen as the hub for science and technology, innovation, research and development,” Alamban added.

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Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Director Alfonso P. Alamban opens the S&T Caravan at Robinsons Place Iligan on June 4, 2018. (PIA-Iligan)

 

Lanao del Norte, particularly Iligan City, has been identified as one of the Center’s initiative called “DOST-MIRDC (Department of Science and Technology- Metals Industry Research and Development Center) Goes to Countryside” which features a four-in-one activity that includes training, consultancy, exhibition, and skills competition.

Engr. Reynaldo L. dela Cruz, Jr., the project leader of the Caravan, clarified during the opening program the objectives and activities of the event which will ran until June 6, 2018 in Robinsons Place Iligan and at the Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT).

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This endeavour on delivering the fruits of science and technological innovations is conducted in Iligan since most of the major Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and learning insitutions are located in City.

This has also targeted beneficiaries including the Marawi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as support to the inter-agency Task Force Bangon Marawi to facilitate the rehabilitation, recovery, and reconstruction efforts in Marawi City.

The activity specifically helps the IDPs learn new skills in welding and fabrication for the rebuilding of their homes and possible livelihood opportunities.

Ribbon cutting and opening of exhibits capped off the program with the exhibition of MIRDC, FabLab Mindanao, Philippine Welding Society and DOST.

Highlights of the Caravan aside from the exhibits were the S&T forums and free seminars relevant to technology and the services of MIRDC. (April Al Ian Jacob/PIA Iligan)

Source: PIA Feed