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Jamaican Government Launches Big Bamboo for P&P Production Project

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Jamaica is soon to have a vibrant industry using its abundance of little-regarded bamboo plants as the principal raw material to produce a range of consumer items like kitchen and facial towels, bed sheets, and diapers.

Jampro, a re-opened promotion and investment arm of the Jamaican Government, confirmed that "serious discussions" are underway with potential investors who envisage the island as a major contributor to the growing, worldwide bamboo industry.

"We are currently conducting discussions with potential investors on the matter and they have proven to be serious," Diane Edwards, the Jampro president told the Jamaica Observer (Kingston, Jamaica).

"We are working closely with them, doing everything we can to facilitate their interests in investing in Jamaica," said Edwards, who was in New York last week to attend the reopening of the long-shuttered Jampro office.

More information is available the in the full article from the Jamaica Observer Oct. 1, 2018 article online.

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