Malaysia – ASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment (ASOEN) Meeting, 7-11 September 2015

Malaysia – ASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment (ASOEN) Meeting, 7-11 September 2015

Malaysia is hosting the ASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment (ASOEN) Meeting from 7-11 September 2015. The Meeting is held back-to-back with the 17th Meeting of the Governing Board of ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACBGB) and a few other meetings such as the 9th ASEAN-Japan Dialogue on Environmental Cooperation (AJDEC), 12th ASEAN Plus Three Senior Officials Meeting on Environment (ASEAN Plus Three SOME) and the EAS Officials Meeting (EAS-OM) for the Preparation of the 5th EAS Environment Ministers Meeting (EAS...
Malaysia – MTCP 2015 (Sixth International Course on Flood Mitigation and Stormwater Management 2015)

Malaysia – MTCP 2015 (Sixth International Course on Flood Mitigation and Stormwater Management 2015)

The Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Malaysia conducted the Sixth International Course on Flood Mitigation and Stormwater Management 2015 under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) 2015. The 12-days course was conducted in Kuala Lumpur from 17 to 28 August 2015 for about 20 participants from various countries. The key topics covered in the course are as follows: Flood Forecasting And Warning System In Malaysia Flood Forecasting Model Operational Flood Forecasting And Warning System River Management And Restoration In Malaysia – Clean Living And Vibrant River Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) And River Basin Information System Flood Hazard Map Planning And Design Of Flood Mitigation Measures Urban Stormwater Management In Malaysia (MSMA) Erosion And Sediment Control (ESC) & Best Manage-ment Practices Case Study – River Of Life Site Visit The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) was first initiated at the First Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) for Asia Pacific Region in Sydney in February 1978. It was officially launched on 7 September 1980 at the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting in New Delhi to signify Malaysia’s commitment to South-South Cooperation, in particular Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC). The MTCP emphasises the development of human resources through the provision of training in various areas which are essential for a country’s development such as public administration, good governance, health services, education, sustainable development, agriculture, poverty alleviation, investment promotion, ICT and banking. More than 100 programmes are offered by 79 MTCP training institutions, many of which are centres of excellence for training. Since its launching, more than 29,000 participants from 140 countries have benefited from the various programmes offered under...
Thailand – Seminar on “National Strategic Water Resources Management Plan”

Thailand – Seminar on “National Strategic Water Resources Management Plan”

July 10, 2015. General Chatchai Sarikalya, Chairman of the Committee for Policy and Water Resources Management, participated with the Seminar on “National Strategic Water Resources Management Plan” in Bangkok to disseminate knowledge, encourage participation, and raise awareness and understanding for the general public of the National Strategic Water Resources Management Plan. The Seminar also served as a platform for sharing drought situation which the Government set as policy to inform the general public of the current situation, measures to be taken by concerned agencies, and the preparedness for the future situations. This sharing aimed to receive cooperation from the public in using water safely to ensure sustainable...
Thailand – Thai PM presided over the First Meeting of the new National Water Resources Board

Thailand – Thai PM presided over the First Meeting of the new National Water Resources Board

July 22, 2015 General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand presided over the first Meeting of the new National Water Resources Board in Bangkok to lay plans for addressing drought problems and give guidance for the National Water Resource Board (NWRB). Mr. Jatuporn Buruspat, as Board Member and Secretariat, reported to the Meeting that the Strategic Water Resources Management Plan 2015-2026 formulated by the Committee for Policy and Water Resources Management was handed over to the NWRB for further implementation as short, medium, and long term plans. NWRB, so far, had implemented 12 activities from Village Piped-Water, School/Community Piped-Water, water supply for irrigated and non-irrigated areas, increasing cultivated areas, and rehabilitation of forest areas for...