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Tha Bar Wa collaborates with MRCCI and MFPEA; introduces sustainable production to F&B businesses in Mandalay
via online workshop
17 December 2021: The Tha Bar Wa project organised an online workshop on sustainable production within the food and beverage (F&B) sector, in collaboration with the Mandalay Chamber of Commerce (MRCCI) and Myanmar Food Exporter and Processor Association (MFPEA).
Various experts delivered the workshop, which introduced Tha Bar Wa project activities and presented ways to implement sustainable production, wastewater treatment plants and energy efficiency into F&B businesses. Twenty-two businesses from Mandalay attended this online session, and their questions related to emission guidelines, energy efficiency audits and project periods were answered.
The Tha Bar Wa project is funded by the European Union under the SWITCH-Asia Programme. It promotes cleaner production within the food and beverage industry by promoting wastewater treatment plants, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. It supports financial institutions to offer banking products designed specifically for cleaner production.
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Tha Bar Wa project developed the sector specific Environmental Management Plan (EMP) checklist and guidance with the support of an international consultant, in order to assist small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in food and beverage (F&B) sector in preparing and implementing effective EMPs.
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