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17/02/2017 - 14:20hs

Brazilian military officer to lecture in Lebanon

Colonel Sylvio Pessoa will discuss logistics in connection with the environment at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik next Monday (20), in an open-to-the-public event.

São Paulo – Next Monday (20) in Lebanon, the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) is hosting a lecture on logistics and the environment for students and the general public. The speaker will be colonel Sylvio Pessoa, a Brazilian Defense, Naval, Army and Air Force attaché in the Arab country. The lecture is an initiative of the USEK’s Faculty of Business and Commercial Sciences and of its Center for Latin America Studies and Cultures (Cecal).

“We will go over what logistics is, with an emphasis on environmental aspects, covering reverse logistics, transportation, quality, costs, packaging,” explains the colonel, who specializes in the subject. According to him, logistics and the environment “are very deeply connected, and have been for a long time.”

“Logistics brings into the city what it needs and it has to remove from the city whatever isn’t useful, the waste, and whatever is meant to be reused. My lecture will strive to shed light and promote self- examination, the asking of questions,” says Pessoa.

Deployed in Lebanon since October 2016, he has noticed interesting aspects of logistics in the Arab country. “Lebanon has an uneven topography, and in some road curves, there are grooves designed to prevent hydroplaning. It’s similar to the principle used in airport runways,” he explains.

Regarding practices in use in Brazil that could serve as landmarks, Pessoa mentions the regulation in place for the building of fuel tanks. “The regulation is intended to prevent fuel from leaking into riverbeds in the event of an accident, for instance.”

Within the Brazilian Armed Forces, Pessoa cites the cardboard packaging recycling work that is done in tandem with cooperatives. “The Army creates a value chain for cooperatives and prevents environmental damage,” he says.

Quick facts
Lecture on logistics and the environment
February 20, 2017, 2:00 pm
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, Lebanon. Auditorium of the Faculty of Business and Commercial Sciences
Open to the public

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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