Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Promote Aklan products in Boracay, bizmen urged

BORACAY — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is encouraging owners of business establishments, especially resorts, in this resort island to sell and promote Aklan products.

Among the Aklanon products that could be made available in resorts here are slippers, food, handicrafts and locally made souvenir items.

According to DTI Provincial Director Diosdado Cadena, the Hugod Aklanon Association is considering a possible partnership with Boracay Foundation Inc. (BFI).

Hugod Aklanon is a group of entrepreneurs while BFI is one of the major business groups here.

“We in the DTI allow the exploration between the Hugod and BFI to flourish. We would like to see this partnership by encouraging the business sector to directly order from Aklan producers instead of ordering supplies from other provinces,” said Cadena.
“Hugod and BFI will be the ones to discuss whatever products they will deliver (to Boracay). We (DTI) are just facilitating their possible partnership,” he added.

Hugod and BFI will conduct a week-long fair of Aklan products on May 28 at the front beach of One MGM Resort.

“We expect this partnership to boost the sales of local entrepreneurs in the province,” Cadena said./

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