SMES Development: ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Centre Inspected The Factories

10 August 2018

The officials from ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Centre inspected the factories in Shwe Pyi Thar and Hlaing Thar Yar Industrial Zones on Friday to meet the goals of ASEM Eco-Innovation Capacity Building Program 2018.

The inspection is the first step of the ASEM Eco-Innovation Capacity Building Program 2018 and the primary purpose is to find out the area which is customized for the Myanmar business - to explore the issues and find out solution which is tailored to local needs and local markets

Senior Researcher, ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Center, Younji Kang said “Today, we asked the Ministry of Industry in Myanmar to give us some opportunity to look over the current status of the Myanmar's factories. We want to find out which part of it we can help them to implement some eco-innovation or eco-friendly products and how to make it, we want to find it out. So, that's why we are here today.”

The senior researcher also added that ASEIC is trying their best to look for how can they help Myanmar companies to follow up with the global standard or global market especially in eco-innovation sector.

Senior Researcher, ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Center, Younji Kang said “What we usually do is that we have a short term plan and a long term plan. So, in the short term we can raise the awareness sort of our capacity building program. Last year, we began our capacity building in Yangon, Myanmar and this year is a part of the continuation of that project. Next year, we want to find out more individual companies and provide them some customized answers or solutions for them to how to make this adaptable to their own situations.”

ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Center, ASEIC is established in 2011 and currently helping the small and medium size companies to implement eco-innovation strategies in their own fit across Asia and Europe.