Mindanawon investors urged to invest in research, too

Mind research, too.

Local investors should also invest in research as a tool for moving the economy forward, an official of a health research group told MindaNews in an interview Saturday.

Ma. Delia Moran-Morados, former regional director of the Department of Science and Technology, said there has been a dearth of investment coming from Mindanao’s business community on research, one reason why local researchers and potential technologies leave the country. 

She said Southeaster Mindanao has a sufficient number of academic institutions with several researchers but that there are not enough laboratories and facilities for their research needs.

She also cited lack of funding to fuel research proceedings.

“We have to improve the laboratories and facilities and at the same time upgrade the capacity of our researchers and research institutions,” said Morados, now a managing director of the Regional Health Research and Development Foundation, Inc, which advocates for more local research on health.

Read rest of the report on MindaNews.com.


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