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Yarn production, innovation centre set up in Philippines

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Mar '19
Yarn production, innovation centre set up in Philippines
A Regional Yarn Production and Innovation Centre (RYPIC) was recently set up in Miagao, Iloilo, in the Philippines at a cost of PHP 41.57 million. Conceptualized in 2015 and funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), it will revive the textile sector in Western Visayas taking into account social, economic, ecological and sustainability considerations.

An agreement was signed by DOST, DOST-Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI), Greatwomen Philippines Corporation (GWPhC), and the municipality of Miagao for establishment of the centre.

PTRI will first train people who will operate the facility, which is hosted by the Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) through its Miagao campus. ISAT U will later partner with the GreatWomen Philippines that will run the operations at the end of the two-year project, according to a news agency report.

A second phase of the project is possible, said DOST-PTRI director Celia Elumba.

The centre now is equipped with 15 machines, nine for spinning and six for pre-treatment. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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