State of Waste Management in South East Asia
Environmental Systems Information Center (ENSIC, Thailand)
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4
Tel: +66 2 524-5863
Fax: +66 2 524-5870
Description: ENSIC facilitates dissemination, evaluation
and discussion of research, case studies, and field experiments related to
environmental policy, management
and engineering, in the following issues – solid waste, wastewater, hazardous
waste, air and noise pollution, soil pollution, land management, water supply,
clean technology, biological resources management, health and sanitation, environmental
impact assessment, and environmental economics. It publishes technical reports
and papers, manuals, guidebooks and newsletters in English.
Consulting/support services: AIT undertakes contract research and
Fees: ENSIC membership rates are US$130 for institutions, US$80 for
Hanoi Sewerage Drainage Company (HSDC, Vietnam)
8 Van ho
Tel: +84 49 762245
Fax: +84 49 762663
Contact: Le Minh Chau, Director
Description: HDSC is responsible for the implementation, operation
and maintenance of the drainage and sewerage system. The agency reviews
and amends existing environmental
framework as necessary. It recommends and provides fiscal instruments for
pollution abatement and improvement of environmental capacity in government,
sector and communities. It publishes reports, books, technical papers, newsletters,
manuals, and handbooks mainly in Vietnamese.
Consulting/support services: Undertakes contract construction, operation
and maintenance of the sewage system
Fees: none or at very low cost.
Hanoi Urban Environment Company (URENCO, Vietnam)
18 Cao Ba Quat Street
Tel: +84 823 0062
Fax: +84 4 823 2566
Contact: Nguyen Duc Hoa
Description: URENCO deals with Municipal Solid Waste
Management, mainly in Hanoi including collection, transfer, and disposal
of MSW and special wastes such as
construction/demolition debris and hospital wastes. It supervises the picking
of recyclables, operates and maintains landfills and composting facilities.
URENCO also sets guidelines and provides skills development training for
It’s reports guidelines, and pamphlets are mainly in Vietnamese.
Consulting/support services: Undertakes contract MSWM services
Fees: Materials are available at cost
Industrial Technology Development Institute
Department of Science and Technology, Philippines
DOST Compound, Gen. Santos Ave.,
Bicutan, Taguig Metra Manila,
Tel: +63 2 837 2071
Fax: +63 2 837 3167
Contact: Dr. Nuna E. Almanzor
Office of the Director
Engr. Severino T. Bernardo
Deputy Director, R&d
Description: The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
is the country’s
leading agency in science and technology with the twin mandate of providing
central direction, leadership and coordination of all scientific and technological
and of formulating policies, programs and projects to support national development.
It has adopted the vision of a competent and competitive science and technology
community with a social conscience geared towards national economic growth.
The Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) is one of the agencies
of DOST and is the country’s premier research and development institute.
ITDI’s major functions are: research and development, technology transfer
and contract projects, test, analyses and calibration, industry training and
skill development, technical information, design and fabrication, use of laboratory
and pilot plant facilities and technology business incubators. It is implementing
a project on Ecological Solid Waste Management, and is also implementing the
Integrated Program on Cleaner Production Technologies (IPCT), one of the flagship
programs of DOST. The Implementers's Guidebook on Solid Waste Management Technologies
is currently being prepared.
Consulting/support services: -
Manila Waste Sewer System (MWSS, Philippines)
Balara, Quezon City
Tel: +63 2 922 3757
Fax: +63 2 921 2887
Contact: Dr. Raynaldo B. Ves
Description: MWSS owns the entire assets of infrastructure from
sourcing through treatment and transmission to distribution in the Manila
Areas. Reports, code
of practice, manuals and guidebooks are published in English
Consulting/support services: Gives technical advise to government
Ministry of Construction (Vietnam)
Vietnam Consultant on Water Supply Sanitation and Environment
37 Le Dai Hanh Street,
Tel: +84 4 9760734
Fax: +84 4 9762153
Contact: Dr. Nguyen Nhu Ha, General Director
Description: A government owned company responsible for management
of scientific research, technology and consultant on water supply, solid
waste and waste water
treatment. Provides technical reports and scientific/technical papers in
local and international journals, mainly in Vietnamese.
Consulting/support services: Provides consulting and support services
to municipalities and other government bodies.
Fees: Depend on project, often low
Ministry of Public Works (Indonesia)
Jaalan Raden Patah T/1
Annex Building, 2nd Floor
Keb Baru, Jakarta 12110
Tel: +62 21 739 7792
Fax: +62 21 739 7792
Contact: Ir. Dr. Darmawan Saleh, Director of
Directorate of Environmental Sanitation and Director General of Directorate of
Description: A government body responsible for the planning,
development and administration of infrastructure and public amenities.
The Directorates study
and assess development projects subject to environmental impact assessment,
evaluate pollution control systems, provide environmental input to development
carry out enforcement on pollution sources, review regulations, and disseminate
environmental information to the public. Reports, pamphlets, code of practice,
regulations and human resource development guidebooks and manuals are published
mainly in Indonesian with some in English and other languages.
Consulting/support services: Give technical advice and expertise to
local authorities and other government agencies.
Fees: Free to government and libraries, low cost to the public.
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (Thailand)
60/1 Soi Phibun Wattana 7
Rama VI Road
Tel: +66 2 279 0129
Fax: +66 2 279 0672
+66 2 246 8016
Contact: Dr. Pakit Kisaranit, Director General of
Pollution Control Department
Description: Ministry proposes and enforces environmental laws
and regulations, develops national networks of monitoring systems, and
information to the public to enhance environmental awareness and education.
It provides funds and trainers for various projects and educational activities.
It publishes reports, codes of practice, laws and regulations, pamphlets,
and guidebooks for training and public education, mainly in Thai. Editions
in English and other languages may be available.
Consulting/support services: Provides technical support services to
local authorities and other government agencies.
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE, Malaysia)
Federal Government Administration Complex
Tel: +60 3 88858034
Fax: +60 3 88892973
Contact: Dr. Nadzri Yahaya, Deputy Director,
Conservation and Environmental Management Division
Description: Responsible for conservation and management of the
quality of the natural environment in the context of sustainable development.
It also acquires,
sustains and applies science and technology for national economic and social
development. Publications include policies and action plans.
Consulting/support services: Develops, coordinates, popularizes and
conducts research, and advises the government on matters pertaining to R & D
of science and technology and the environment.
Ministry of Housing and Local Government (Malaysia)
Level 3 - 7, Block K,
Pusat Bandar Damansara, P.O. Box 12579
50782 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3 2094 7033
Fax: +60 3 2094 9720
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Contact: Secretary General
Description: Planning corporate policy,
coordinating and evaluating development programs of the Ministry and its
Departments. Issues housing developers’ licences.
Consulting/support services: Provides information and advisory services
and guidelines to existing developers and potential developers and to consumers
concerning housing. Information provided is in Malay and English.
Fees: None for information and guidelines