On August 14th, 2013, the 2nd Task Force meeting for Risk Communication Promotion took place at IEAT Office in Map Tha Phut, Rayong, after the first one was organized two months earlier. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Arthit Laiaddee, Director of the Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment in Rayong, with 16 participants from governmental and academic sectors. A representative from the Community Partnership Association (CPA), an organization set up by various industries for the purpose of better communication between industry and community, also joined the meeting as an observer.
Dr. Chayawee Wangcharoenrung, Environmentalist from PCD, started the meeting with a summary of the previous Risk Communication Task Force Meeting. The meeting continued with a discussion on the sustainability of risk communication systems in Thailand, for example, training of human resources to perform risk communication tasks, the development of printed materials for risk communication promotion, and the source of funding for a long-term risk communication program in Thailand.
Questions and concerns raised by the members of the Task Force were explained by Dr. Chayawee, and JICA Experts, Mr. TEZUKA Kazuhiko, and Mr. FUKUDA Munehiro, and the meeting was able to agree on all the matters of discussion. The third meeting is planned shortly to conclude the risk communication implementation plan for the PRTR pilot which will be submitted to the PRTR subcommittee.
On August 14th, 2013, the second Task Force for Risk Communication Promotion Meeting was once again held at the Office of IEAT, Map Ta Phut, and was chaired by Mr. Arthit Laiaddee, from Rayong Office of Natural Resources and Environment.