Sorsogon’s first Bamboo Village turn-over

A cheerful ceremony was held last October 23, 2018 to celebrate the turn-over of Sorsogon’s first bamboo village in San Lorenzo Bibincahan, Sorsogon City. A total of 50 urban poor families finally have permanent homes in the Don Jose M. Berenguer Sr. Base Bamboo Village where houses were built using the Cement Bamboo Frame Technology.

BARC 2018: Bamboo, rattan, and global sustainable development

This year, INBAR founded and organized the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC) 2018; the first international conference on the potential uses of bamboo and rattan for sustainable development. The conference focused on policy-making and the theme “Enhancing South-South Cooperation for Green Development through Bamboo and Rattan’s Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals”.