Malaysia’s growing Bamboo industry

Bamboo industry

Malaysia has exported RM9.9 million worth of bamboo products in 2018. Teresa Kok Minister of Primary Industries stated that the economic input of the Malaysian bamboo industry was still stumpy compared with the US$68.8 billion (RM288.2 billion) global bamboo market.

“Bamboo is tantamount with the Malaysian community, with its handicraft commodities and for other day-to-day uses.

Furniture, lamination boards, floors and fabrics and other numerous innovations and novelty products made from bamboo have been widely used.

In addition, bamboo is now also called ‘green steel’ because it is also being used as a component in the construction industry.

The ministry with the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) will continue to safeguard different programmes and initiatives associated with the development of the bamboo industry.

“This initiative is important as the bamboo industry can be developed as one of the commodity-agri to generate income as well as benefit the community” Teresa Kok said at the launch of the Bamboo Based Product Exhibition organised by MTIB.

Bamboo strips, planks, furniture bamboo slips, guitars, bicycles, accessories, bags and flooring are the main products featured.

She also said a bamboo industry cluster development would be employed with the implementation of a bamboo nursery on a 1.7ha plot in Taman Industri Perabot Lahat in Ulu Kinta, Perak.

Moreover, she added that “The development of a tissue culture lab for bamboo seedlings and research on the production of quality bamboo seedlings with an estimated production of 100,000 bamboo seeds per month is also being planned and will be implemented by 2020 with an allocation of RM7 million.”



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