Biratnagar, Nepal: METABUILD Project Closing Event


The closing event in the Biratnagar was conducted on 23rd January 2020, in Hotel Asiatique. The programme was jointly organized with the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) Province-1. Invitation were sent to the all participating industries of Morang and Sunsari districts, other prominent industries including members of FNCCI Province-1, Government offices including District Coordination Committees of Morang and Sunsari, Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment of Province No. 1, and Office of Chamber of Industry Morang (CIM) and Small and Cottage Industry and Sub-Metropolitan City Office and media persons. The programme was chaired by Mr. Rajendra Raut, Acting President FNCCI Province-1. Inauguration was done by the Chief Guest Mr. Bijay Kumar Bishwas, Honorable State Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment, Province 1. Mr. Sanjeet Rijal from FNCCI Province-1 was the Master of Ceremony. Mr. Rajendra Raut initiated the programme by welcoming all the participants. He mentioned “It is need of the day that resources should be utilized efficiently also to sustain in the competitive market. I am happy that very good and experienced consultants are involved in this project on optimization of the resources and focus on productivity and safety. Now, it is intervened only in 17 industries, whereas, I request all the industries to follow it and I hope such project will come in future again to cover other sector of industries. We would be glad to apply efforts from our side in this regard”.

Mr. Stefan Melnitzky, Project Manager, METABUILD Project, AREC, Austria presented Overview and achievements of the METABUILD project. Mr. Amar B. Manandhar, Executive Director of SEED Nepal and Project Manager of METABUILD Project presented on METABUILD activities and impacts in Nepal. Mr. Manandhar also elaborated the outcomes of the project in 11 industries of Morang district and 6 industries of Sunsari district.

After these presentations, Certificates of Participation were distributed to the Companies by the Chief Guest. Mr. Bijay Kumar Bishwas, Chief Guest and Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment, Privince 1 in his remarks said that the wastage has been a big problem to the industries affecting human health and environment. He also mentioned that the approach of this project is excellent to combat with these problems and urged all industries to follow it.

After that, representatives of three participating industries: Mr. Sanjeev Jha from Hulas Wire Industries Ltd., Mr. Dinesh Khadgi from Pashupati Iron & Steel Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Trilok Chandra Gupta from Mainawati Steel Industries Pvt. Ltd. shared their valuable experiences. They mentioned the benefits they have been able to get from the participation in the METABUILD Project. After that METABUILD Video was shown in the programme. Dr. Durga Bahadur Karanjit from SEED Nepal closed the programme after giving his Vote of Thanks. Lastly, the participants had given their feedback on the programme.

After the event, there was the Demonstration of Resources Control Tool presented by Ms. Priyanka Karna from SEED Nepal only to the participating industries. The participants were provided the Pen-drive with the software on the Resource Control Tool.