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Nagaland proposes to establish ‘India- Taiwan Bamboo Technical Centre’ to facilitate bamboo MSMEs

image Nagaland proposes to establish ‘India- Taiwan Bamboo Technical Centre’ to facilitate bamboo MSMEs

Dimapur, Aug 26 (KNN) To promote and help the bamboo industry including Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nagaland, particularly in North Eastern States, Nagaland has proposed to establish an ‘India- Taiwan Bamboo Technical Centre’ at Dimapur, Nagaland.

This was discussed during a meeting between a team from Nagaland led by Jyoti Kalash, Resident Commissioner and Additional Chief Secretary, along with Bamboo Mission Team Director Imtirenla and staff, with the Taiwan technical team at Nagaland House, RK Puram, New Delhi on Saturday, a statement informed.

“The centre will be hosted at Nagaland Bamboo Resource Centre (NBRC), Dimapur and will be implemented by Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency (NBDA) and Taiwanese Bamboo Company in the area of R&D, technology transfer, skill development, exchange of experts, investments in bamboo sector, marketing etc," the statement read.

In addition, the team planned to organize international seminars, workshops, forums, expo or seminars on bamboo plantation, biotechnology investment, trade etc., “and one within this year at Nagaland” in order to promote Indo-Taiwan cooperation, it added.

It also said that agencies like TAITRA and ICDF from Taiwan have agreed to work with the NBDA and provide technical assistance on bamboo related relevant projects.

It was further decided to facilitate exchange of young scientists, artisans, farmers, designers, experts for study and R&D activities between Taiwan and Nagaland.

To jointly promote Bamboo and bamboo products develop with Taiwanese experts in the upcoming, the World Bamboo Congress is scheduled to be held at Taiwan later next year.

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