To mark the second year of the JICA-PRTR Project, the Pollution Control Department (PCD), the Department of Industrial Works (DIW), the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) hosted the 2nd annual JICA PRTR project seminar on October 5, 2012, at Century Park Hotel. Ms. Sunee Piyapanpong, Deputy Director-General of PCD, and Mr. Chumpon Cheewaprapanunt, Deputy Director General of DIW, presided over the seminar. The event successfully gathered a hundred environmental-related officers and activists from various sectors to share their ideas on the project.
The seminar took place over one full-day, which was divided into presentation sessions and discussion sessions. JICA Experts together with Thai project counterparts took turns delivering complete lectures on the project. Presentation topics included the progress of the project, PRTR basic design elements, data reporting and disclosure, and PRTR data communication (risk communication). The details on PRTR pilot implementation, scheduled to be carried out during January 2013 – March 2014, were also presented.
Ms. Sunee Piyapanpong, Deputy Director General of PCD, Mr. Chumpon Cheewaprapanunt, Deputy Director General of DIW, the representative from JICA Thailand Office, and the JICA Expert Team in a group picture marking the opening of the 2nd seminar of JICA-PRTR Project, held on October 5, 2012, at Century Park Hotel.
Highlighting the 2nd PRTR seminar, a discussion session was held with 3 representatives from the JICA-PRTR Project – Director of Waste and Hazardous Substances Bureau, PCD, Mr. Rangsan Pinthong, Director of Air pollution Division, DIW, Dr. Decha Pimpisut, and the JICA Expert – responding to the floor’s comments. Through active discussion, different aspects of the project were explored, raising many constructive ideas for further improvement.
A number of representatives from various stakeholders participated in the meeting.
JICA Experts together with the representatives from PCD and DIW were up on stage, ready for questions and comments from the floor during the discussion session.