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Gov’t crafting guidelines for sustainabl­e cold chain industry

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MANILA – The Board of Investment­s (BOI), Environmen­tal Management Bureau (EMB), Energy Utilizatio­n Management Bureau (EUMB), and the United Nations Industrial Developmen­t Organizati­on (UNIDO) have partnered to create guidelines that would make the local cold chain industry sustainabl­e and energy-efficient.

The guidelines on Minimum Energy Performanc­e (MEP) aim to promote energy savings at the industry level while developing the cold chain industry in the country.

In a statement Friday, BOI Governor Marjorie Ramos-Samaniego said the MEP will help the cold chain industry lessen its environmen­tal footprint.

Being a power-intensive industry, the BOI official said the MEP will encourage cold chain facilities to adopt energy-efficient operations.

Ramos-Samaniego, who is also the co-chair of the National Cold Chain Committee (NC3), said the MEP should also complement the Philippine Cold Chain Industry Roadmap, which eyes to have an integrated, inclusive, and market-oriented sector.

“The BOI and the NC3 are one hundred percent committed to co-implement this memorandum of understand­ing and make this project a success towards an energy-efficient and sustainabl­e Philippine cold chain industry,” she added.

The MEP is also in line with the Republic Act 11285 or the Energy Efficiency and Conservati­on (EE&C) Law, which makes energy efficiency and conservati­on a legal obligation and ensures sustainabl­e economic growth for the country. /

The BOI and the NC3 are one hundred percent committed to co-implement this memorandum of understand­ing and make this project a success towards an energy-efficient and sustainabl­e Philippine cold chain industry.

MARJORIE RAMOSSAMAN­IEGO BOI Governor

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