Economy October 25, 2017 | 7:40 pm

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Dominican town bets on bamboo baseball bats

Casimiro Ramos takes a swing

Santo Domingo.- Special Agricultural Development Fund (FEDA) director Casimiro Ramos on Wed. said bats made of bamboo will be produced for the national market and for export, which he called a significant advance for the country’s bamboo industry.

Ramos gathered youngsters of the town of San Isidro, near Bonao (central) where he hosted a homerun derby in the baseball diamond to test the bamboo bats produced by that plant’s first processing factory, in Monseñor Nouel province.

He said the bamboo bats are certified among the highest quality in the world and to encourage their production would benefit the country of the community.

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