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.
During 7th Partner meeting that took place in Bhairahawa, Nepal during 26-29 January 2019, the team members were invited by Panchakanya Group of Industries in Kotihawa to visit their steel plant (Panchakanya Steels Pvt. Ltd.), which produces TMT steel bars and wire drawing plant (Panchakanya Wires Pvt. Ltd.), which produces Steel Torkari and Binding Wire and to see the implemented RECP measures.
The 7th METABUILD project meeting took place during 26-29 January 2019 at Bhairahawa, Nepal.
During assessment in Cable Manufacturing Industry it was found that extruder machines were kept on continuously during work hours due to lack of auto cut-off and no proper temperature controlling takes place, moreover there is no insulation in the extruder machine which causes significant heat losses.
During assessment in Bakelite cluster it was found that heaters of hand-pressing machines were kept turned on continuously during work hours as auto cut-off was not being used and no proper temperature controlling took place.
METABUILD team represented by Mr. Stefan Melnitzky (AREC), Mr. Mihir Sharma (STENUM) and Technical consultants (Mr. Nasif & Mr. Shuvo) could meet with supplier for electrical switches (Farhan Electric & Boiler).
Article on METABUILD activities in Sri Lanka published in newsletter of our Sri Lankan partner 'National Cleaner Production Centre of Sri Lanka' under the title 'NCPCSL supporting 80 SMEs through METABUILD project'.
The objectives of the fifth project meeting were to review the results/achievements of year 2, prepare the second year report and work out the detailed action plan for year 3 (Mar-18 to Feb-19). Based on the showcases prepared in year 1 from the pioneer companies, several companies were mobilized to join the project.