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Tha Bar Wa developed Checklist and Guidelines to support efficiently SMEs in preparing EMP
on their own
Tha Bar Wa project conducted 10 days training to train small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) how to develop the environmental management plan (EMP) by applying the prepared “Checklist and Guidelines for EMP Development in food and beverage (F&B) Sector” from July 2nd to 11th.
16 SMEs and 21 participants joined the training. The training aimed the participants/SMEs to prepare EMP themselves by knowing the basic knowledge of the Environmental Management System that addresses as quickly as possible the immediate and long-term impacts of its products, services and processes on the environment and minimize environmental pollution and degradation of Environmental Impacts due to industry.
In collaboration with Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association (MFPEA), the project organized three workshops with key stakeholders such as industry representatives, consultants/ Myanmar Environmental Assessment Association (MEAA) and Civil Society Orgnisations (CSOs) to review and provide the feedback on the draft checklist and guidelines with National consultant’s facilitation from April to June, 2022.

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.

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 also supported financial institutions to offer banking products designed specifically for cleaner production.