Myanmar earns about $5 million from export of bamboo

Bamboo seedlings grow in a plantation in the Hlaing Yoma Mountain reserve forest. PhotoBamboo seedlings grow in a plantation in the Hlaing Yoma Mountain reserve forest. Photo
Bamboo plantation in the Hlaing Yoma Mountain reserve forest.  Photo: Supplied

MYANAMR earned about US$5 million from the export of bamboo-based products to foreign countries, according to a report of the Myawady Daily issued on Saturday.
U Kyaw Thu, chairman of Myanmar Rattan and Bamboo Entrepreneurs Association, said continuous efforts have been made to boost production of good quality bamboos and bamboo products to penetrate the international market.
With the aim of improving production techniques and establishing commercial bamboo plantations,cooperation will be made between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation and the aforementioned association.
At the present time, locally-produced bamboos and bamboo-based products have chiefly been exported to Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Korea and Singapore. As a natural composite material, Bamboo, are widely used as a construction material for scaffolding, bridges and houses.
Hotels and restaurants also buy bamboo-based products as decorated items.
A project on sustainable growth of Bamboo resources has currently been implemented with the collaboration of Thailand International Cooperation Agency since 2016. The three-year project will last until 2018.
Myanmar has 1.7 million hectare acres of bamboo plantations in Bago Mountain Range, Rakhine Mountain Range and Taninthayi Region.— GNLM

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