Vietnamese banana fibers reach out to world market

Khai Thai Cooperative in Hanoi is the first Vietnamese business producing fibers from banana stalks. The products have gained favour from overseas markets.
Vietnamese banana fibers reach out to world market hinh anh 1A 100-hectare material supply area where bananas are planted for fibers in Khai Thai commune, Phu Xuyen district, Hanoi. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Vietnamese banana fibers reach out to world market hinh anh 2Farmers conduct preliminary processing on banana trunks to extract fibers. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Vietnamese banana fibers reach out to world market hinh anh 3Following the preliminary processing, banana fibres are dried under the sun. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Vietnamese banana fibers reach out to world market hinh anh 4Banana fibers are braided into a rope. (Photo:VNP/VNA)
Vietnamese banana fibers reach out to world market hinh anh 5Farmers produce hammocks out of banana fibers. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Vietnamese banana fibers reach out to world market hinh anh 6Banana fibers can be used to weave mats and carpets. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Vietnamese banana fibers reach out to world market hinh anh 7Farmers make baskets out of banana fibers. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Vietnamese banana fibers reach out to world market hinh anh 8Handicraft products are made from banana fibers. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Vietnamese banana fibers reach out to world market hinh anh 9Handicraft products are made from banana fibers. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Vietnamese banana fibers reach out to world market hinh anh 10Handicraft products are made from banana fibers. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Vietnamese banana fibers reach out to world market hinh anh 11Handicraft products are made from banana fibers. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Vietnamese banana fibers reach out to world market hinh anh 12Handicraft products are made from banana fibers. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Vietnamese banana fibers reach out to world market hinh anh 13Handicraft products are made from banana fibers. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
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