A total of 21 major textile manufacturers in Taiwan, which have already invested in six central American nations, formed an investment association under a cooperation pact with six central American republics on Monday, the China Economic News Service reported. The establishment of the Taiwanese central American investment association is aimed at promoting the cooperation of textile technologies between Taiwan and the six central American nations, including El Salvador, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Both sides are expected to develop the latest textile and garment technologies, ranking officials at the non-profit China Textile Institute (CTI), which represented the Taiwan side, said.