November 25, 2021 – The Department of Science and Technology Region 02 (DOST R02) officially launched its Salt Production and Iodization Project in Uyugan, Batanes. The project was launched through the Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) in Batanes, led by Provincial Director Nora T. Garcia.
Salt production has become an indispensable activity in the local area. With that, this project aims to improve the traditional salt production process of the people in Uyugan through the use of Salt Crystallization Beds. These beds are stationed beside the Community Fish Landing Center in Uyugan Beach.
DOST-Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) developed the technology on salt evaporating setup and salt iodization that was introduced to the local entrepreneurs last November 04.
Aside from that, DOST R02 also showcased, through a virtual tour, the proposed salt production facility to be constructed in the province.
The project launch was attended by key DOST Personnel and officials from the local government unit of Batanes, such as Uyugan Mayor Jonathan Enrique V. Nanud Jr., and Governor Marilou H. Cayco. (S&T Pen 02-Hanz Mallillin)