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The Camarines Norte Provincial Science and Technology Center is the implementing arm of the Department of Science and Technology, Regional Office No. V. Together with other PSTC's nationwide, the Camarines Norte-PSTC was created through RA 6959 on 31 July 1990, three years after the regional offices were created by virtue of Executive Order No. 128.

Technology Transfer and Commercialization
1. Pineapple Processing
2. Essential Oil Production
3. Stone Craft Manufacturing
4. Isdang Pang Masa
5. Improvement of Processed Foods
6. Pinukpok Production
7. Bottling of Fortified Mineral Water

S&T Services
1. Assistance to Inventors and Investors
3. Techno Demo/Transfer and Promotion
4. Consultancy/Technical Assistance
5. Other S&T Services

S&T Infra and Manpower Development
1. Library Services
2. Institutional Linkages
3. Trainings/Seminars/Fora

Other Services
1. Assistance to Scholarship applicants.
2. Assistance on the conduct of S&T Contests.
3. Referrals.
4. Project Development and Packaging.
5. Project Proposal/FS Preparation.

The Province of Camarines Norte is found in the northwestern coast of the Bicol Penensula, which forms the southeastern section of Luzon. One of the six provinces that make up the Bicol Region, it is bounded on the north by the Pacific Ocean, in the east by the San Miguel Bay, in the west by Lamon Bay and in the south by Quezon province and the adjoining province of Camarines Sur.

Camarines Norte has a total land area of 220,012 hectares or 2,200 square kilometers. This is inclusive of 8,762 hectares of land disputed by the Provinces of Camarines Norte and Quezon, which was finally awarded to Camarines Norte by the supreme court in 1998.

Camarines Norte is a lone district with two hundred eighty two (282) barangays from twelve (12) municipalities which comprise the province: Basud, Capalonga, Daet, Jose Panganiban, Labo, Mercedes, Paracale, San Lorenzo Ruiz, San Vicente, Sta Elena, Talisay and Vinzons. Its Capital, Daet is 365kms. Southeast of Metro Manila, a 7 hour drive by bus or 45 min. trip by plane.

The province’s economy largely depends on agriculture, with about 58.49% of its land area or 112,304 hectares devoted to grain crops, vegetables, coconuts, rootcrops and fruits.



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