TOKYO — Metal Industry Research and Development Center in Bicutan, the Philippines, has forged a pact with the Japan International Cooperation Agency in Tokyo to upgrade technology in the Philippine tool and die sector, particularly plastics mold making.
The five-year project will be implemented beginning in 1998, according to MIRDC officials.
The Japanese agency will provide money and experts to conduct technology-transfer training programs for Philippine tool and die makers, mainly in mold design, processing, finishing, assembly, maintenance and injection molding trials.
MIRDC hopes the project will spread to technical training and services in plastic molding to the domestic industry.
The agreement was concluded after a team of Japanese experts evaluated the Philippine industry's needs, which include fabrication of tools, dies, molds, jigs and fixtures used in making plastic products.