Work­shop to curb waste wa­ter pol­lu­tion

The Myanmar Times - - News - MYAT MOE AUNG my­at­moeaung@mm­times.com

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.

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