Training on Construction and Understanding Operation of Zig-Zag Brick Kilns


As a part of its ongoing Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) project – Mitigating Black Carbon and Other Pollutants from Brick Production Initiative, funded by UNEP – the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is organizing a ‘Training on Construction and Operation of Zig-Zag Brick Kilns’ for brick kiln owners in various parts of Pakistan. The event is being organized in partnership with the National Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (Ministry of Energy, Power Division), Pakistan; the Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan; and All Pakistan Brick Owners Association. The trainees are from cities such as Lahore, Multan, Islamabad, Faisalabad, and Gujranwala.

The training programme will include both classroom sessions and practical work at brick kiln sites. A one-day session on the construction of zig-zag brick kilns has also been scheduled for engineers at the Pakistan Engineering Council in Islamabad. Five separate sessions are to be conducted for brick kiln owners and one for engineers.

The training intends to inform brick kiln owners about zig-zag brick kiln construction and provide practical knowledge about good practices related to the brick production process. It will include instruction on improved design of fixed chimney bull trench kilns, which have been especially designed for brick kilns in Pakistan. 

This training is part of an effort to scale up zig-zag technology and good brick production practices from Nepal to other South Asian countries.