VNCPC supports Myanmar enterprises in implementing the Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production Programme

Recently, 10 enterprises in Myanmar have been selected to participate in the Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production Program (RECP) programme. The programme is implemented by Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre (VNCPC) in cooperation with Sofies (Switzerland).

These enterprises are mainly located in the Yangon capital and Mandalay city, with multi-sectors such as seafood processing, milk processing, plastics, cement, wine, rice processing, confectionery and hotel.

Since 2013, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) start prompting implementation of the RECP programme through activities such as training, capacity building for experts, government officials and enterprise’s staffs.

VNCPC experts assess lighting efficiency in the production area of enterprise.

After the stage of training and capacity building, project has selected 10 Myanmar enterprises to support in-depth RECP assessment, which had implemented by VNCPC in cooperation with Sofies (Switzerland). Project duration is from January to June 2018, with two assessment rounds at the plant and organization of a dissemination workshop.

For manufacturing enterprises in Myanmar, this is the first time they have accessed to the RECP programme. Therefore, experts evaluate that the saving potential for energy, chemicals, water and raw materials of enterprises is huge.

Accordingly, soon after receiving the first consultancy report of RECP experts, enterprises have embarked on the implementation of simple solutions, with low investment costs such as insulation, adjusting refrigeration lines, condenser cleaning, adjusting the plastic head, etc. and have achieved very positive results. Even so, many enterprises have planned to change the machinery line to use equipment that is more energy performance and efficient.

VNCPC experts and technical staffs of enterprises assess efficiency of the condenser cooling system.

Ms. Naing Naing Linn – Director of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Department – General Department of Industrial Cooperation (Ministry of Industry – Myanmar) after site visit with the delegation, highly appreciated the program’s effectiveness and desire more projects will continue to support Myanmar enterprises in RECP implementation in the coming time.