As the METABUILD project entered the fourth and last year of operations, it is time to start collecting information on the results achieved and to quantify the project outputs and outcomes. Particularly against the reduction in resource use and waste reduction commitments made by the project to the European Union Switch Asia programme. The project management team had been planning these activities from the beginning and also developed specific tools to collect data from the participating industries to arrive at results and outputs.
A Technology Fair was conducted in Kathmandu, Nepal on 27th Feb 2019, with the objective of showing SMEs and their associations which types of RECP technologies are available and showing to technology suppliers that SMEs constitute a significant market. All the participating companies in METABUILD project from Nepal were invited to attend. Technical presentations were also conducted by various suppliers on Zero Liquid discharge, Purolite resins, Power factor improvement and energy conservation in compressed air system.
On 6th February 2019 METABUILD team held a workshop “Resource Efficient Cleaner Production Financing in Bangladesh” for financial institutions of Bangladesh with the objectives to identify opportunities for new financing products, learn about existing cleaner production financing products and prototype cleaner production financing products.
The workshop was conducted by Mr. Mirko Zuerker, Senior Project Manager (Adelphi) and Mr. Amarnath Munnolimath, Project Manager (Adelphi).
On 24 July 2018, METABUILD hosted a Customer Roundtable event held on “Greening the Supply Chain” in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The event was jointly facilitated by National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC) of Sri Lanka and adelphi, Germany. The roundtable event took place at Solis Hotel, Colombo. The event was organised to bring different customer groups from construction sector. More than 80 participants (customers) from Sri Lankan metalworking and building sectors, including businessmen, associations and governmental bodies were present at the event.
On 23 July 2018,a Training-of-trainers (ToT) workshop on “Greening the Supply Chain” toolkit was conducted in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The ToT workshop took place with an objective to train in-country technical consultants and project coordinators on “Greening the Supply Chain” toolkit to strengthen their capacity work with SME supply chains. Toolkit focuses on improving production processes of metal products, with a particular focus on environmentally sustainable practices along the supply chain of an industry.
On 21 July 2018, as part of the project activities, METABUILD project arranged a small business forum on “Resource Efficient Cleaner Production (RECP) & its benefits for metal industries”. This event took place at Ramna Restaurent, Larmini Street, Wari, Dhaka.
Though METABUILD project team has been working in 18 metal sectors in Bangladesh for last two years, they did not start working in the electrical bulb industries. So, this event was arranged for the Bulb Manufacturers Association (BUSL) of BD in order to spread the awareness regarding energy & resource efficiency.
On 18 July 2018, in order to establish contact and motivate new companies to join METABUILD project, a business forum held on “Resource Efficient Cleaner Production (RECP) & its benefits for metal industries” at Hotel Victory, Naya Palton, Dhaka.
On 16 July 2018 second session of customer roundtable held on “Greening the Supply Chain” with an aim to introduce the supply chain toolkit and create awareness about the importance of green supply chain among the customers and SMEs in construction sector. The event took place at Ramna Restaurent, Larmini Street, Wari, Dhaka.
On 16th July, 2018, METABUILD Bangladesh and Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in close cooperation with Bangladesh Electrical Cables Manufacturers Association organized a business forum on “Resource Efficient Cleaner Production (RECP) & its benefits for metal industries”. The forum held at Ramna Restaurent, Larmini Street, Wari, Dhaka.
On 14 July 2018, in order to establish contact and motivate new companies to join METABUILD project, a business forum held on “Resource Efficient Cleaner Production (RECP) & its benefits for metal industries” at Hotel Victory, Naya Palton, Dhaka.
The objective of the forum was to explore the overview of METABUILD project and opportunities for metal industries. Resource Efficient Cleaner Production (RECP) & its benefits for metal industries were also explained.