Myan­mar ini­ti­ates Chem­i­cal Man­age­ment train­ing pro­gramme

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SMART Myan­mar, a Euro­pean­funded pro­ject that pro­motes the sus­tain­able pro­duc­tion of tex­tile and gar­ment made in Myan­mar, has ini­ti­ated a pro­gramme to train all the fac­to­ries in ‘Chem­i­cal Man­age­ment’. The first three train­ing ses­sions held re­cently were at­tended by man­agers from var­i­ous gar­ment and tex­tile fa­cil­i­ties in the coun­try. SMART Myan­mar has pre­vi­ously trained and de­vel­oped nu­mer­ous man­agers/ work­ers from the gar­ment and tex­tile in­dus­try on sev­eral is­sues per­tain­ing to so­ci­ety and en­vi­ron­ment.

The newly launched Chem­i­cal Man­age­ment and De­tox Pro­gramme will fur­ther train the fac­tory man­agers on per­sonal pro­tec­tive equip­ment us­age, chem­i­cal in­ven­tory man­age­ment, achiev­ing in­ter­na­tional best prac­tices and stay­ing com­pli­ant with the Zero Dis­charge of Haz­ardous Chem­i­cals stan­dards.

“By ini­ti­at­ing this train­ing ses­sion, we ex­pect to save the coun­try from en­vi­ron­men­tal haz­ards, which un­for­tu­nately many gar­ment fac­to­ries are fac­ing across the world,” averred Jacob Clere, Team Leader,

Smart Myan­mar. The six-month long train­ing pro­gramme is in line with the cur­ricu­lum made Pro­mo­tion of So­cial and En­vi­ron­men­tal Stan­dards in the In­dus­try (PSES) Pro­ject jointly ini­ti­ated by the Ger­man and Bangladesh Gov­ern­ments.

Deutsche Ge­sellschaft für In­ter­na­tionale Zusam­me­nar­beit (GIZ) GmbH is pro­vid­ing the sup­port needed to im­ple­ment the pro­ject in Myan­mar. The as­so­ci­a­tion func­tions on be­half of Ger­man Fed­eral Min­istry for Eco­nomic Co­op­er­a­tion and Devel­op­ment.

GIZ has pro­vided SMART Myan­mar with good knowl­edge re­sources that PSES has de­vel­oped over a decade for the chem­i­cal man­age­ment pro­gramme, added Clere.

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