Information about E-Kawayan Farm
The E-Kawayan Manufacturing Plant is housed in the five-hectare MVC Techno-Demo Farm in Barangay Tangcarang, Alaminos, in the province of Pangasinan. The Engineered Kawayan project is turning the city into a bamboo capital of Pangasinan, producing products while pushing for massive cultivation of the plant.
The sustainable development project re-engineers bamboo into lumber materials to make and produce wooden products. Engineered bamboo is produced by laminating two or more layers of crushed split (or veneered bamboo), which can be turned into engineered floors, table tops, furniture, and more.
They also use a computer-guided laser printing machine for imprinting text on the bamboo wood. The project started with keychain products. They have expanded their range to chairs, souvenir items, plaques, trophies, tables, and lampshades.
During their visit, tourists can tour the factory and see the process of making engineered bamboo. The factory also has a souvenir shop selling bamboo products.
Best time to visit
Since the factory is an indoor tourist attraction, you can visit it any time of the year. But if you want to visit other tourist attractions in Alaminos, including the Hundred Islands National Park, you should visit during the dry months of November to May to lessen your chance of encountering rain.