DOST V through PSTO Sorsogon releases SETUP funds to Barcelona Entac General Merchandises
DOST continuously provide S&T services to MSME’s in the province of Sorsogon through its banner program, the Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP).
The DOST Provincial S&T Office-Sorsogon in cooperation with the Regional Project Management Office conducted the fund transfer to three (3) MSMEs last 17 November 2022. One of the cooperators who received the innovation fund was the Barcelona Entac General Merchandise (BEGM) from Barcelona, Sorsogon for the project entitled, “Upgrading the Palay Drying Capability of Barcelona’s Entac General Merchandise through provision of Mechanical Dryer”.
As sole operator in drying services in the said municipality, Mr. Rico E. Entac, cooperator opted to avail the technical assistance offered by the DOST under SETUP through the infusion of appropriate technology to upgrade the drying capability services of the firm.
The project aims to cater advanced operations in milling and drying business to improve the quality of rice grains produced, increased productivity, and boost efficiency in palay drying. The acquisition of Recirculating Mechanical Dryer with 1200 tons capacity will optimize drying capability and will address the drying demands of the firm.