It is an important part of the Hanoi-based Institute for Ecological Economics’ national-level project of producing silk from lotus presided by Director Nguyen Duy Chuyen. The project has been implemented for over 10 years.
Twenty-first attendees from Dong Thap, Ben Tre and An Giang provinces took part in the training course about technique of extracting cellulose strings from lotus stems to weave high quality lotus "silk" fabric for domestic demand and exports.
Attendees will later instruct farmers in their residence of how to choose lotus stems and extract cellulose strings from lotus stems and lotus. This is the most important part of the project.
Deputy Chairman of Thap Muoi District People’s Committee Tran Van Lap said that the district is planning to expand lotus growing to 300 hectares for silk weaving material.