A dissemination programme was planned in the city of Pokhara, Kaski District. The programme was jointly conducted with the Pokhara Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 6 May 2019. Invitations were sent to important industries including members of Pokhara Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pokhara Metropolitan City, District Coordination Committee, Pokhara Industrial District Management, and Pokhara Industrial District Industry Association etc. The main purpose of the dissemination programme was briefing the stakeholders on the progress and achievements of METABUILD Project so that the stakeholders will know the benefits of RECP promotion in industries.
The programme was chaired by Mr. Damu Adhikari, Chairman of Pokhara Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Arjun Pokharel, General Secretary of Pokhara Chamber of Commerce and Industry was the Master of Ceremony. Mr. Damu Adhikari initiated the programme by welcoming all the participants. Mr. Adhikari emphasized on the need for prevention of waste, upgrading the skill and improvement in the working condition for better return and better competitiveness of the industries.
Mr. Amar B. Manandhar, Executive Director of SEED Nepal and Project Manager of METABUILD Project in Nepal presented on the introduction to SEED Nepal and METABUILD Project. Dr. Durga B. Karanjit, Senior Technical Expert from SEED Nepal METABUILD Project presented on the Concept of Cleaner Production and Waste Management. Mr. Govinda Tiwari, Senior Technical Expert from SEED Nepal METABUILD Project presented on Importance of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Energy Efficiency (EE) in Industries. Dr. Karanjit again presented on the Progress and Achievements of RECP implementation in the participating industries of Kaski district. He mentioned that there are eight metal industries participating in the METABUILD Project and they have been taking very good interest and gaining benefits from the saving of energy and raw materials, improvement in the OHS and reduction in the discharge of pollutions from the industries.