The Department of Science and Technology VI (DOST) grants a total of Php 6.35M worth of fund support to three (3) micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Aklan.

DOST VI granted assistance to C88 Tailoring Shop, Navarra Meatshop and Food Products Inc., and Shenzi’s Café through the DOST Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program 4.0 Innovation-Enabling Fund or SETUP 4.0-iFund.

C88 Tailoring Shop and Navarra Meatshop and Food Products intend to upgrade production equipment to address their need to improve product operations and increase production volume. C88 is set to procure Direct-to-Film printers and Embroidery, Knitting and Cutter Plotter machines while Navarra will get a Walk-in Cold Storage Unit.

Shenzi’s Café, on the other hand, seeks to primarily improve their product quality and manufacturing process through new equipment and technical assistance such as training and consultancy services.

The three (3) firms officially signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with DOST VI through the Aklan Provincial S&T Office (PSTO) to seal the engagement.