A team from the Japanese embassy in New Delhi arrived on a two-day visit to Tripura to look into the bamboo handicraft sector that with value addition has a huge potential.
The Japanese team led by Kenko Sone, Minister, Economic and Development, Embassy of Japan, India is on a visit to the region and arrived in Agartala on Wednesday.
The team visited Crafts & More, a showroom of unique bamboo handicraft made by artisans, mainly from the tribal section of people, trained and funded under the Tripura JICA project.
The Japanese team on Thursday, during a workshop at the Bamboo and Cane Development Institute (BCDI) Agartala centre, shall discuss with various stakeholders in the bamboo handicraft sector of the State.
During the workshop they shall exchange ideas with the traditional bamboo artisans on the scope and development of bamboo handicraft in Tripura through capacity building for value addition as per the market demand and for sustainable development.
The phase – II of Tripura JICA ( Japan International Cooperation Agency) an external aided project in the State is likely to start from December next, for which around Rs 1000 crore soft loan agreement has been signed between JICA and the State Government has be agreed.