The Municipality of Cauayan held the First Bamboo Development Summit at Cauayan Arts Center over the weekend.
Governor Bong Lacson, Cauayan Mayor John Rey Tabujara, and former DA Secretary, Manny Piñol led the opening of the bamboo exhibit, followed by a short program, presentations, and lectures such as propagating, growing, and harvesting of bamboo, production of high-value items made of bamboo, and the impact of climate change on tree farming, among others.
Gov. Lacson said that the bamboo summit is one way of promoting the emergence of the uses of bamboo which have not been widely known before.
He also said that bamboos have a very significant role in the economy and environment and the Provincial Government is in full support of making Cauayan the bamboo capital of Southern Negros Occidental.