/ 12 October 2022

THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority, together with its partner stakeholders in the private and public sectors, held a week-long exhibit to showcase the latest cold chain technology.

The Cold Chain Technology Exhibition, which ran until October 7, aimed to promote the use of updated cold chain technologies by industry practitioners, employers, the academe and other stakeholders.

A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain that operates from farm to table and ensures that the proper low temperature is maintained the entire time.

TESDA Director General Danilo Cruz and United Nations Industrial Development Organization Country Representative Teddy Monroy, who represented UNIDO Director General Gerd Müller, led the opening of the exhibit at the TESDA-UNIDO Cold Chain Innovation Hub in Taguig City last September 29.

The TESDA chief thanked their partners, particularly UNIDO and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for the project.

“Building the capacities of our skilled workers and technicians for the industry, we must ensure that they are qualified to safely handle climate-friendly refrigerants and efficiently maintain new cold chain refrigeration technologies. They must also be fully aware of their responsibility to help this nation attain its goals for a greener economy,” he said.

“We look forward to more collaborations that will guide the cold chain industry toward a more climate-friendly, energy-efficient, and sustainable future,” he added.

Monroy, delivering Muller’s message, said the exhibit offers a great opportunity for the country to understand better and learn more about the operation of energy-efficient refrigeration technologies that do not employ the use of ozone-depleting substances.

“Through the collaboration between the Philippine government and UNIDO and all partners, we look forward to harnessing the full potential of its various industries and economic engines toward inclusive and lasting health, peace, and prosperity for all Filipinos,” he said.

He added that the cold chain innovation hub would allow TESDA to develop an appropriate curriculum and certification and conduct regular training programs.