The 50-day 2019 Training Course on Bamboo Technologies for the Belt and Road Countries, sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce and hosted by the Bamboo Research and Development Center of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, was successfully closed in Hangzhou on September 12, with totally 10 researchers from 5 countries attended the closing ceremony. Chen Yuhe, executive deputy director of bamboo center, attended the closing ceremony and made a training summary.
Chen Yuhe expressed sincere congratulations on the successful completion of the training course, and placed high expectations on all the participants from the three aspects of close contact, strengthening exchanges and deepening cooperation, hoping that bilateral and multilateral cooperation could be strengthened through the training to jointly promote the sustainable development of bamboo industry and forestry. Mr. Raphael Ayoub Manirabarusha, senior official of the east African community, made a speech on behalf of the participants. From his initial confusion to harvest at the end of the training course, he believes that bamboo can play a role in food, construction, energy and other fields, and has great potential in African and Asian countries. On behalf of all the students, he sincerely appreciated the Chinese government for providing the training platform, expressed his sincere gratitude to the project organizers and managers, and made high evaluation of the arrangements of the training course.
The closing ceremony was chaired by Ding Xinghui, director of the international forestry science and technology training center of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration and director of the international cooperation and science and technology development division of China National Bamboo Research Center, the members of relevant department attending. (Zhou Yan, China National Bamboo Research Center)