CNPC CEO Engr. Noel T. Florido was among the resource speakers at the Regional Coco Coir IC Forum held last March in Baler, Aurora. The forum, held in AMCO Resort, was organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – Aurora, led by Provincial Director Ms. Edna D. Dizon. Baler Mayor Hon. Nelianto Bihasa also graced the event and gave the welcome message.
A number of government agencies were represented in the forum including the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA). Various topics were discussed including a highlight of accomplishments in the regional coco coir industry for 2015, DTI’s program updates, potential markets for coir coco nets and greening initiatives. Participants were also given the opportunity to ask questions and point out issues and challenges in the open forum.