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Pakistan Industry Gets Its First Batch Of Certified Energy Managers Trained


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United National Industrial Development Organization, after successfully holding the first ever training program of Certified Energy Auditors (CEA), has now concluded another highly regarded Certified Energy Manager (CEM) course in major cities of Pakistan, under its Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project.

The training and examination was conducted locally by international trainers from world renowned energy certifying institute, Association of Energy Engineers (AEE),USA, said a press release. This training module is a part of a larger training program by UNIDO under a project named "Sustainable Energy Initiative for Industries in Pakistan" funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF) in collaboration with Ministry of Climate Change.

Two batches consisting of total 28 professionals from different industrial sectors mainly Textiles , Foundry , Paper & Pulp , food & Diary ,including four women professionals attended the trainings, to become CEM's.

The two weeks training program was conducted at Bulleh Shah Packaging Ltd -(Lahore) and Tatapakistan Ltd, (Karachi), who contributed in the program by hosting the five days training at their facilities.

The training will help build a critical mass of energy professionals, by enhancing capacity of the industrial technical force and will prepare the industry to better equip for the forth coming energy related challenges as well as contributing towards achieving sustainable development goals.

The CEO Bulleh Shah Packaging , Aslam Mehdi, in his message thanked participants, and UNIDO for providing such an opportunity to the industrial sector, that will help support in achieving energy efficiency goals, there by lessening the energy woes of the industry.

The Vice President Tata Pakistan, Adnan Alam , expressed his immense pleasure contributing in hosting one of the training course in Karachi, and stated that his organization attaches great importance to these kind of efforts from UNIDO and is always ready to collaborate on any other such initiatives in the future as well.

The trainees expressed their full satisfaction on the training course and acknowledged the importance of the training. They applauded the efforts from UNIDO, which they hoped would greatly strengthen their capacities in field of energy efficiency and help their organization to implement ISO 50001 Energy Management System to improve their quality of service and to lower down their utilities cost by adopting best energy efficiency practices followed globally .

Speaking at the concluding session of training, the National Project Manager, Mr. Ahmed Khan, highlighted UNIDO efforts to impart quality training to bring standardization in the energy management implementation initiatives by the industry.

He hoped that after the conclusion of these trainings, the participants would apply the learned techniques and information at their work places. The visiting international trainer from AEE, Mr. Tareq Obeido , expressed his delight on conducting this training in Pakistan and was quick to admit the competence and eagerness to learn by the participants.

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