Tilottama, Nepal: METABUILD Project Closing Event


The Closing Event in the Rupandehi was conducted on 21st January 2020 in the Dreamland Gold Resort, Manigram, Tilottama, Rupandehi. The programme was jointly organized with the Butwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BuCCI) and the Siddhartha Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SiCCI). Invitation were sent to the all participating industries of Rupandehi including members of BuCCI and SiCCI, related Government offices including District Coordination Committee, Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment of Province No. 5, and Office of Butwal Industrial District and Small and Cottage Industry. The programme was chaired by Mr. Khim Bahadur Hamal, President of BuCCI. The Event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Dr. (Ms.) Radha Wagle, Secretary of Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment, Province 5. Mr Govinda Tiwari from SEED Nepal was the Master of Ceremony. Mr. Khim Bahadur Hamal initiated the programme by welcoming all the participants. He mentioned that he is of the opinion that the project has been very useful to all the industries. He also said that SEED Nepal should continue such activities. He also wanted to draw the attention of the related organizations on need of such Programs in future.

Mr. Stefan Melnitzky, Project Manager METABUILD Project from AREC, Austria presented the Overview and achievements of the overall METABUILD project in three countries. Mr. Amar B. Manandhar, Executive Director of SEED Nepal and Project Manager of METABUILD Project in Nepal presented on METABUILD activities and impacts in Nepal. Mr. Manandhar also elaborated the outcomes of the project in 25 industries of the Rupandehi district.  

After these presentations, distribution of the Certificate to the participating Companies was carried out and then recognition of outstanding companies was done. Four of the participating industries, which were Outstanding Companies shared their experiences from implementation of RECP supported by METABUILD Project. Mr. Vivek Pradhan from Agro Engineering Works Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Madhav Paudel from OSHIN Power Services Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Milan Thapa from Panchakanya Steel Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Suraj Upreti from SR 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.

Chief of the DCC Rupandehi Mr. Yek Raj Biswakarma had remarked that such programme, where workers safety has been taken care of and saving of the resources are focused, should be conducted regularly and all responsible authorities should contribute from their own capacity. The Chief Guest Dr. (Ms.) Radha Wagle had given her remarks as she said that she is so happy to be able to attend such a good event and she also mentioned that she is able to learn many aspects from the event. After that, METABUILD Video was shown in the programme. Mr. Kul Prasad Neupane, President of SiCCI closed the programme after giving his Vote of Thanks. He said that the project has been very good for the participating industries and that all the Government agencies need to promote such projects. Lastly, the participants had given their feedback on the programme.

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