Metal processing companies in Bangladesh, Nepal und Sri Lanka – MetaBuild
MetaBuild Kick-Off in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Metal processing companies in Bangladesh, Nepal und Sri Lanka – MetaBuild
Stahl- und Walzwerk in Bangladesh
Metal processing companies in Bangladesh, Nepal und Sri Lanka – MetaBuild
Übergabe des Berichts zur Potentialanalyse, Nepal

Lead Applicant: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India

Project partner:

  • Austria Recycling (Austria)
  • Adelphi (Germany)
  • Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI), Bangladesh
  • National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC), Sri Lanka
  • Society for Environmental and Economic Development Nepal (SEED Nepal)
  • STENUM Asia Sustainable Development Society (India)

Primary beneficiaries: Metal processing companies in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Funding: European Commission (Switch Asia Programme)

The aim of Metabuild – as a follow-up project to Acidloop –

was to increase resource efficiency in around 400 companies in the metalworking industry – as suppliers of buildings and infrastructure – in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The aim was to improve the use of energy in metal production and processing and to optimize the use of resources for the overall process.

In a first step, 45 trainers were selected by the local partners and a total of 49 trainers were trained in resource efficiency and cleaner production with a focus on metalworking industries.  In the future, they will continue to advice and support the companies in terms of resource efficiency and sustainable development after the end of the project.

Around 400 small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the target countries supplying the construction industry were identified as the target group. In these countries, the status quo was first determined and potential for improvement identified. On this basis, the companies worked together with MetaBuild experts to develop an implementation plan for improving resource efficiency and sustainable development. The implementation of the measures was documented and the savings achieved evaluated. This is intended to create examples that can be emulated – even beyond the project term.

Projekt duration: 2016 to 2020 (February)

Results: In a total of 403 companies, work was carried out and the implementation was accompanied. The average consumption of resources per company is to be reduced by approx. 20.6%, 28.6% in energy and 30.1% in hazardous waste. In addition, advisory capacities have been built up in all three countries, which are to spread the RECP approach beyond the project term. In addition, access to financing was facilitated – 133 companies were advised and 33 received loans during the project term – and a broad transnational political dialogue on resource efficiency was initiated.

The project achievements are as follows:

  • Energy saved per annum – 33,953,817 kWh
  • Water saved per annum – 48,978,140 litres
  • Waste minimized per annum – 700,436 kg
  • Material saved per annum – 4,434,782 kg
  • Industry personnel sensitized on RECP – 3,049
  • Technology suppliers engaged – 192
  • SMEs supported in access to finance (A2F) – 133
  • Number of local consultants trained – 59


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