Environmental Technology Program for Industry

Assignment from Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Period of Assignment 1996-2001
Technical Assistance Government of Netherlands

Environmental Technology Program for Industry (ETPI) was initiated by the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and the Government of Netherlands. NEC is the lead consulting firm, in consortium with four other consulting firms of HASKONING, KWT, MDF and Hagler Baily to implement this project. A five year project initiated in 1996, ETPI aims to assist Pakistani industries and their associations in identifying the most economical pollution prevention and abatement technologies, and in implementing these solutions.


In alignment with the National Conservation Strategy (NCS) ETPI covers all priority industrial sub-sectors of textile, fertilizer, paper and paper board, leather, cement and sugar, etc. to promote use of environmentally safe technologies for environmentally safe production of Pakistan's manufacturing/industrial sector products. This process shall be achieved by promoting and adopting measures for pollution abatement, waste management and recycling, chemical recovery, efficient utilization of natural/economic resources, and production and installation of instrumentation and control systems for utilization of efficient and environmentally safe production technologies.


1. Status Report of the 20 manufacturing sub sectors with specific emphasis on environmental indicators.
2. Identification of technology requirements of selected sub-sectors.
3. Coordinated operational framework of all the partners related to industrial sector.
4. Comprehensive data base of available technologies at the local and international level, and list of selected technology vendors.
5. 20 demonstration projects with operational environment friendly technologies.
6. In-house capability and capacity of the chambers and industrial associations to facilitate environmental projects all over Pakistan.
7. Trained professionals at the managerial and at the staff/labor level, both in the private and the public sectors.
8. Comprehensive communication tools with out reach in industrial sub sectors of Pakistan.


1. Development of a user-friendly database of relevant information.
2. Institutional networking within and between key industrial institutions of the country.
3. Dissemination and communication to promote cleaner industrial production.
4. Institutional support and training to create in-house environmental capacity within Chambers and Industrial Associations.
5. Technology Demonstration Projects in 20 selected industrial sub sectors to demonstrate the economic feasibility and environmental efficacy of environmental technologies.


1. Identification of technically sound and financially viable environmental solutions
2. Reduction in pollution through adoption of environmentally clean technologies
3. Subsidized technology costs, restricted to capital investments in technology, for industrialists.
4. International Technical Support.
5. Scientific Environment audits.
4. Compliance with NEQS.
5. Contact with International Technology Technology Vendors.
6. Participation in Trade Delegations for Industrialists.
7. Participation in information Workshops.