IDB in collaboration with the UNIDO introduces in 2019, a fully-fledged Bamboo product training and services center to provide necessary skills and training for the professionals in the wood-based industry and potential entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka. SMEs can gain more opportunities while producing quality handicrafts and furniture to the local and international market.
The scope of the Center would be as follows
Provide training to potential entrepreneurs and existing industrialist.
Act as the focal point for creating greater awareness of bamboo based industry in the island by serving as the link between Industry, Processors, Growers, Government Agencies, Universities and End-users in development of applications for bamboo and obtain commercial acceptance of the same by end users.
Provide infrastructure necessary for development of designs, and finished products (prototypes) in bamboo. So that potential users are convinced of feasibility of making various products in bamboo.
Setting up of Library which would contain relevant information on bamboo including International Standards, Journals.
The center would also showcase various bamboo products.
facilitate interaction between Training Center and Universalities and R & D institution.