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DOST to conduct handicraft training program

03
Mar '07
Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has arranged a training program 'Pre-Treatment, Bleaching and Dyeing of Non-Wood Forest Products' at its Bicol regional office from March 13, 2007 to March 14, 2007.

Program will enroll at the most 25 participants, mostly producers, suppliers and handicraft workers, on first-come-first-serve basis.

Purpose of this training program is to encourage economical and safe techniques related to pre-treatment, bleaching and dyeing of plant materials, which are utilized in making handicrafts.

These materials comprise labtang, banana leaf sheaths, luknoy, buri leaves, seagrass, bamboo, vines, leaves, rattan, pandan and karagumoy.

DOST expects the techniques to enhance productivity and benefit domestic handicraft sector.


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