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Sato wants more R&D for PH salt industry

Apr 7, 2017 @ 13:51

There is an urgent need for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to intensify its research, development and technology transfer programs to boost the country’s salt industry.

Occidental Mindoro Lone District Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato said these efforts are also needed to increase income of local salt producers.

“It is time we put more science to salt production. We are rich in saltwater which we can develop. But we need to get a clear and more accurate picture of the situation to know can help boost the industry. This is where research and development should come in,” the lady politiko added.

The Occidental Mindoro solon added there is a need to assess the status of the country’s salt industry, survey production areas, identify the best technology and initiate technology transfer.

The DOST can also guide lawmakers on what needs to be done through proper budget allocation, she added.

Sato is also urging salt industry stakeholders in the country to revive the national association of salt producers to further promote and protect the interest of local salt producers.

Occidental Mindoro is one of the biggest salt producers in the country with 40 percent of the total salt production coming from the province.

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