Previous programmes and projects relating to CP&WM in Vietnam, have contributed to an enhanced awareness within the business communities, but mainly in large enterprises and state owned companies.
This CP&WM programme, however, will shift its focus to raising the awareness and knowledge of best practices for cleaner production and waste management amongst small and medium sized businesses, where awareness has remained limited.
“Vietnam is on a dynamic growth path. The Cleaner Production and Waste Management Training Programme leverages from our partners’ and Dow’s long experience and sophistication with clean technology to help create sustainable economic development and progress for Vietnam,” said Eddy Setiawan, Dow’s South East Asia president and Asia Pacific regional director for Performance Materials.
“Dow's many products are used by Vietnamese manufacturers in many areas from paints and coatings, production of white goods, food and goods packaging to electronic materials. By taking an active participation in this program, we will be helping our customers and potential customers to improve production efficiency, competitiveness, environmental practices and safety culture.”
The programme will be coordinated by SDforB who will be in charge of overall planning-implementing-monitoring and evaluation. CECP will be the key programme partner organisation and will be in charge of training materials and workshops including training specialists.
CECP will also act as liaison with MOIT departments in the provinces/cities where the training workshops will be organised while DCIL will be the sponsor of the training programme and provide support and guidance throughout.
This collaboration will initially be for up to two years although DCIL is committed to a long-term future relationship to raise the awareness of cleaner production and waste management.
“We are proud to be part of this CP&WM training program for the development of businesses in Vietnam. At SDforB, we strive to support, educate and direct the business community to promote the economic development of Vietnam whilst ensuring environmental protection,” said Nguyen Quang Vinh, director general of SDforB.
"The training programme will take place in 25 major cities and provinces across Vietnam where training workshops have been identified as most beneficial. Whilst raising the knowledge of cleaner production and waste management, the workshops will also provide the opportunity for trainers and the participants to exchange practical knowledge and experience in applying and implementing cleaner production in manufacture industries.
“The provision of this training programme aimed at small and medium businesses is a step in the right direction. With limited resources, SMEs usually don’t have access to this type and quality of training. By reaching out to them and showing our commitment to the development of the industry together, we can help provide for a better Vietnam.” said Tran Anh Tan, director of CECP.
Hoang Anh (vir.com.vn)