017-i. Advisory review: studies for Punjab tannery clusters - Pakistan
The NCEA reviewed studies and associated documents concerning technologies used in tannery clusters in Punjab. It recommended several actions to improve decision-making on the associated project proposals.
Advisory reports and other documents
|05 Feb 1996: Other
The Netherlands Minister for Development Cooperation asked the NCEA to advise on appraisal of several studies associated with tannery clusters in Punjab, including:
- 'Introduction of cleaner technologies in tannery clusters of Punjab';
- 'Techno-economic study of combined effluent treatment plants for tannery clusters in Punjab';
- Project proposals formulated in these studies.
The NCEA concludes a.o. the following:
- There is no complete analysis of the origin of the rapid development of the Pakistan leather industry (and associated environmental problems);
- A priority list should be developed of environmental measures, based on their cost-effectiveness, practicality and fitness for rapid introduction;
- End-of-pipe technologies should be developed complementary to and tuned to in-house arrangements, and should be embedded in city development plans;
- The documents do not provide a clear understanding of the mandate of the Pakistan Tanneries Association.
The NCEA made recommendations on follow-up activities, on the project proposals, and on the possible use of EIA in decision-making processes.
Members of the working group
|Ike van der Putte
Chair: Jan-Willem Kroon
Technical secretary: Reinoud Post
Proponent and Component Authority
|Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA)
|Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Last modified: 10 May 2019