MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Board of Investments has drawn up a long-term program that will support the development of the domestic packaging industry, one of the government's priority industries. The BOI, the government entity that regulates foreign and domestic investments, approved the project after a series of consultations with various private institutions, the packaging industry and other government agencies.
The first phase of the program involves the establishment of the Philippine Packaging Institute to provide technical training and sales assistance to the packaging industry.
Melito S. Salazar Jr., Manila-based BOI's managing director, said the institute will offer technical courses in packaging or a diploma in packaging with the assistance of the Philippine Department of Education and Culture.
Courses in packaging engineering will be offered in other Philippine colleges and trade schools, Salazar said.
Another phase of the program is the formulation of the Philippine Export Products Excellence Guide, a listing of quality packaging products and processes.