EcoPlanet Bamboo Central America Hosts Taiwanese Delegation
22nd November 2012
Her Excellency Ingrid Y. W. Hsing, Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Nicaragua, along with a delegation of bamboo experts visited EcoPlanet Bamboo’s Central America plantations, located on Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast.
Taiwanese experts in the fields of bamboo silvicultural techniques, processing and technology were part of the delegation, whose trip aimed to share best practice and promote the bamboo industry in Nicaragua.
The delegation was invited by the Nicaraguan Minister of Foreign Relations in recognition of the potential economic development and lasting social and environmental impacts that the bamboo industry, when developed under the right conditions and policies, could bring to the country.
EcoPlanet Bamboo has pioneered the global industrialization of bamboo, moving the industry away from low level processed products such as flooring and handicrafts, to high tech products that can feed into mainstream supply chains of the world's largest wood based industries, including pulp and paper, textiles and engineered timber.
The company's progress has been recognized by the Government of Nicaragua, and EcoPlanet Bamboo Central America was requested by Nicaragua’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry to host the delegation including a visit to our sustainable and certified bamboo plantations, which focus on the native species of Guadua bamboo. The delegation’s visit gave example to the vast benefits that socially and sustainably developed and managed bamboo plantations can bring to local communities and the country. The visit was well received by the delegation who praised EcoPlanet Bamboo CEO Troy Wiseman for the operations, and expressed gratitude at the leading role EcoPlanet Bamboo is taking to drive this industry sustainably.< Back to news < Download article