On 30 June 2016, the METABUILD project team organised a Management Commitment Seminar at the Butwal Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BuCCI), in Butwal/ Rupandehi in the western development region of Nepal. The seminar was jointly hosted by the Society for Environmental and Economic Development Nepal (SEED Nepal) and BuCCI.
The main objectives of the seminar were to brief the participating representatives of Nepal's metal industry on the METABUILD project and to invite them to join the project. By joining the METABUILD project, companies can receive technical assistance to implement Resource Efficient Cleaner Production (RECP) in their industries.
The presenters Mr Amar B. Manandhar (Executive Director of SEED Nepal) and Mr Govinda Tiwari (Senior Technical Consultant at SEED Nepal) introduced the participants to the work of SEED Nepal and explained how the METABUILD project can support companies in implementing RECP measures. Further, the seminar included a presentation of selected RECP success cases in India from the ACIDLOOP project.
In total, 17 industry representatives from 16 companies participated in the event. As a result of the seminar, seven companies submitted the commitment form to express their interest in joining the METABUILD project.