"Bamboo industry to boom in the next three years." This according to South Cotabato Trade and Industry (DTI) department representative Richard Arsenio during the Provincial Multi – Sectoral Forest Protection Committee meeting hosted by the Local Government of Banga, Tuesday, January 11.
There is a huge demand on bamboo particularly apus, butong and, tinik once the processing is in place Arsenio said and bamboos in South Cotabato could not supply the demand for bamboos.
Bamboos can be processed into wood tiles. The NAKAYAMA group of companies based in Digos, Davao Del Sur is now putting up a 30 million investments for the establishments of bamboo processing plants.
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To ensure the growth of bamboo industry in the province, DTI will be organizing a Bamboo Council to look into the development of the industry in the province.
NAKAYAMA will be dealing with people’s organizations and cooperatives to do away with middle man. The company will put up a collection center in Koronadal.
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