Workshop to curb waste water pollution
A WORKSHOP focusing on reducing environmental pollution from wastewater resulting from commodity businesses will be held over two days, on October 12-13.
“The government boosted the commodity production businesses, but is weak at supporting environmental conservation. Only commodity production is being developed, but the environment is ignored; this shouldn’t happen.” said U Sein Thaung Oo, vice chair of Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association.
In order to build systematic economic development on the long-term, and to preserve the environment, discussions inviting the government, NGOs, businesses, and citizens are scheduled, U Aye Win, joint general secretary of UMFCCI, said during the UMFCCI press conference on October 9.
“The disposal of wastewater is impacting the environment to a degree. We will mainly discuss about how to prevent it. Burden should be divided fairly between businesses, the nation, and the public. I believe that this discussion will bring good results,” U Aye Win said.
The workshop will introduce discussions on environmental conservation laws, technologies and systems relating to wastewater disposal, the construction of central wastewater treatment machines in each industrial zones, and whether wastewater treatment systems are effective or not.
The workshop will be held at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) head office from 9am to 5pm on both days. The conclusions from the workshop will be submitted to respective ministries.
UMFCCI is heading the workshop with the assistance of related ministries, Yangon Regional government, Yangon Technological University, and civil groups.