BEIJING, September 3 - On September 3, 2014, a workshop on Bamboo industry of Latin American, Caribbean and South Pacific region opened in Beijing, hosted by Ministry of Commerce and undertaken by International Center for Bamboo and Rattan. The workshop attracted 25 trainees from 12 countries. Jiang Zehui, National deputy director of Political Consultative Conference Population Resources and Environment Committee, co-chairman and director of International Center for Bamboo and Rattan, and Peng Youdong, committee member of State Forestry Administration, director general of Department of Science and Technology presented and made speeches at the workshop.

Jiang Zehui noted that people are more and more concerned with quality improvement of bamboo products and upgrading of bamboo industry as the development and utilization of bamboo resources and the industry’s continuous development. Under the background of globalization, in order to break through the constraint of technology and green barriers, we should systematically analyze the situation and present problems of bamboo industry in our country, or even around the world, raising targeted development ideas, establishing and perfecting the scientific and technological innovation system gradually, improving the quality and safety of bamboo products, promoting the upgrading and updating of bamboo industry, establishing and regulating the normal international trade order of bamboo products.

Mr.Peng Youdong said that China’s export of processed bamboo ranks first in the world, as the products are exported to more than 30 countries and regions. The development of Chinese bamboo industry proves that it plays a very important role in promoting the development of local economy, social and ecological sustainable development. As the contacts unit of International Center for Bamboo and Rattan, State Forestry Administration will continue to focus and support the growth of International Center for Bamboo and Ratta, and bamboo industry development of member countries.

By Xin Shuyu