THE city government is entering a memorandum of agreement (MOA) partnering with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as well as various woodcarving cooperatives in the city to boost the industry.
The city council has authorized the Office of the Mayor to enter into a P1.26 million MOA with the DOST for the implementation of an improvement to the woodcarving industry, set to be finished in 2023.
Among the cooperatives that will benefit from the project include Mondiguing’s Woodcraft and Souvenir Shop, Melba’s Souvenir Shop, Jetjed Handicraft, Tayaban Furniture, and Chrisdens Handicraft and Furniture Shop, all registered cooperatives located along Asin Road, Baguio City.
The city hall is currently working on plans to upgrade the woodcarving industry through science, technology, and innovation.
The DOST provides financial assistance for science and technology-related projects, in coordination with various local government units across the country for various sectors of industry.