Regional Forum on Environmental Compliance in Industrial Sector

December. 10, 2015
1. Workshop Summary

On 24 – 25 September 2015, the Pollution Control Department Thailand (PCD) in partnership with the Environmental Research Institute of Chulalongkorn University (ERIC) and The Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN) co-hosted the “Regional Forum on Environmental Compliance in the Industrial Sector” at Novotel Siam Square in Bangkok, Thailand. The forum brought together government officials from ASEAN countries to share environmental policies and best practices in the area of industrial pollution prevention and control. The recommendations from the forum will be submitted to the existing ASEAN Working Groups (for the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment) and the ASEAN Secretariat.

The objectives of the meeting were as follows:

  • Exchange information on policies, strategies, legislations and regulations related to industrial pollution control.
  • Exchange and share experiences and good practices or policy measures in relation to industrial pollution control, compliance promotion and enforcement.
  • Discuss the need to develop an ASEAN vision or strategy on industrial pollution management or on harmonisation of policies, strategies or legislations.
  • Enhance network of policy makers, regulators and researchers in the field of pollution prevention and control in the region.

Panel Discussion: Towards ASEAN Community: Can we make balance between economic growth and environmental sustainability?


Country Reports: Industrial Pollution Prevention and Control Policies and Laws

  • Country Reports: Cambodia
    Mr. Chea Sina, Director of Law Enforcement and Inspection Department and Mr. Thiv Sophearith, Deputy Director of Air Quality and Noise Management Department, General Department of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia
  • Country Reports: Indonesia
    Mrs. Nety Widayati, Head of Sub Directorate of Water Pollution Control Planning, Directorate Water Pollution Control and Ms. Anggita Dhiny, Official for Technical Cooperation, Secretary Directorate General Pollution Control And Degradation Environment, Ministry Of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
  • Country Reports: Lao PDR
    Mr. Thanongkham Venethongkham, Technical Staff, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR
  • Country Reports: Malaysia
    Mr. Ismail Bin Ithnin, Director, Enforcement Division and Mr. Julaidi Bin Rasidi, Principal Assistant Director, Enforcement Division, Department of Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment
  • Country Reports: Myanmar
    Mr. Khin Maung Ti, Assistant Director, Environmental Conservation Department, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Myanmar
  • Country Reports: The Philippines
    Mr. Marcelino N. Rivera, Chief, Water Quality Management Section and Ms. Michieko S. Sibunga, Engineer II, Air Quality Management Section, Environmental Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Country Reports: Singapore
    Mr. Tan Seng Huat, Principal Engineer and Mr. Sivapalan s/o Perumal, Senior Engineer, Pollution Control Department, Pollution Control Department, National Environment Agency
  • Country Reports: Thailand 
    Dr. Chayawee Wangcharoenrung, Environmentalist (Senior Professional Level), Water Quality Management Bureau, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Country Reports: Vietnam
    Mr. Nguyen Nhan Hue, Vice Chief, Water and Soil Pollution Control Division and Mr. Truong Manh Tuan, Vice Chief, Environmental Monitoring and Standards Division, Pollution Control Department, Vietnam Environment Administration, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam

Keynote Speech: Innovative Approach towards Effective Environmental Compliance and Enforcement


Panel Discussion: Good Practices in Promoting Compliance in Industrial Sector (focusing on air and water pollution)

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4. Photo Gallery

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Chochoe Devaporihartakula
Programme Manager
Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN)

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