Cotabato City (May 10, 2018) – Now with 75 booths featuring local goods, the annual Ramadan Trade Fair is set to open this Friday, May 11, 2018, according to the Department of Trade and Industry-ARMM (DTI-ARMM).
Twenty of these booths will be dedicated to hosting the businesses of those who are still displaced by last year’s conflict in Marawi City. Their booths will be subsidized by the Office of the Regional Governor, along with food and accommodation during their stay in Cotabato City throughout the trade fair.
“We will be giving them grants of 30,000 pesos for capital and 10,000 pesos for the tools they will be needing as they take their business here to Cotabato City for the Ramadhan fair,” Nhorkhalila Mae B. Mambuay-Campong, Chief-of-Staff of the Office of the Regional Governor, said.
The fair will feature both food and non-food products, geared towards endorsing and renewing interest in the local goods available across the region.
A number of line agencies of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) regional government will also be featured in the fair. The Department of Agrarian Reform-ARMM will have a booth featuring products from the region’s agrarian reform beneficiaries, while the Department of Science and Technology-ARMM booth will feature products that were produced and packaged with the help of the said agency.
Meanwhile, the regional health department (DOH-ARMM) will offer free medical services in one of the booths, while the tourism department (DOT-ARMM) will feature local tourism sites in an exhibit which will be housed in another booth.
The trade fair will still feature a nightly program which includes discussions covering a wide range of Islamic topics, with different ARMM line agencies scheduled to take charge of the program every right.
The trade fair is expected to run until June 15, which is projected to be the end of Ramadan.
SOURCE: (Bureau of Public Information)
May 10, 2018 @ 12:00