Outline of the Cooperation

Background


JICA PRTR project (Phase I) was implemented successfully in cooperation with Pollution Control Department (PCD), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Industrial Works (DIW), Ministry of Industry, Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT), Ministry of Industry, during 2011 – 2016.

Following the success of the Phase I project, the Government of Thailand submitted the project proposal for Phase II (official title as “Development of New Pollution Management Model Using PRTR and Public Participation Principles for Eco Industrial Town (PRTR Phase II)”) in August 2016 by DIW on behalf of three agencies (DIW, IEAT and PCD). The proposal was reviewed by the Japanese side and was selected for implementation in 2018.

The proposal has an overall goal “to develop new pollution management model based on information disclosure – public participation – promotion of voluntary management which support super cluster policy as well as be transferred to neighboring countries” and a project purpose “to implement pilot project on new pollution management model based on information disclosure – public participation – promotion of voluntary management”.

Since then, there were several situations causing the delay in implementation. In September 2018, JICA took initiative to change to the implementation modality from “project type technical cooperation” to “individual expert assignment” in view of well developed counterpart status of the Thai side and also to avoid any further delay in implementation. Changing the modality with reduced scope was accepted by the Thai side, and it was agreed to start the cooperation in early 2019.

Expansion og PRTR concept and application

Counterpart Organizations

  • Department of Industrial Works (Eco Industrial Developmen Division), Ministry of Industry; Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (Environment Department), Ministry of Industry
  • Pollution Control Department (Solid Waste and Hazardous Substance Management Division), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Output and Activities

Activities 1-1 Review of Eco Industrial Town performance indicators and integration of PRTR

Activities 1-2 Design public audit program for public auditor

Activities 1-3 Develop training program for public auditor

Activities 1-4 Implement pilot training program for public auditor at pilot area

Activities 1-5 Implement public audit of Eco Industrial Town at pilot area

3. Capacity development of risk communication and public participation mechanism


Sub-contract provided and approximate budget

Subject Budget
1. Pilot survey of community participated Odor/VOCs monitoring using mini-canister 1,000,000 baht
2. PRTR web-site improvement 500,000 baht
3. Training implementation of public auditors 250,000 baht
4. Implementation support work for Public Audit of Eco Industrial Town 230,000 baht
5. Preparation of dissemination materials for Vietnam (PRTR) 1,000,000 baht

Schedule

JICA Project Team