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Environmental Systems Information Center (ENSIC, Thailand)
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4
Klong Luang
Tel: +66 2 524-5863
Fax: +66 2 524-5870
Contact: Manager
Information Centers

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.
Website: -
Consulting/support services: AIT undertakes contract research and consulting services.
Fees: ENSIC membership rates are US$130 for institutions, US$80 for individuals


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, the private sector and communities. It publishes reports, books, technical papers, newsletters, manuals, and handbooks mainly in Vietnamese.
Website: -
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
Email: none
Contact: Nguyen Duc Hoa
Deputy Director

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 MSWM personnel. It’s reports guidelines, and pamphlets are mainly in Vietnamese.
Website: -
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,
Philippines 1631
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 activities, 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)
Katipunan Road
Balara, Quezon City
Tel: +63 2 922 3757
Fax: +63 2 921 2887
Contact: Dr. Raynaldo B. Ves
General Director

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
Website: -
Consulting/support services: Gives technical advise to government agencies
Fees: None


Ministry of Construction (Vietnam)
Vietnam Consultant on Water Supply Sanitation and Environment
37 Le Dai Hanh Street,
Hanoi, Vietnam
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.
Website: -
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
Email: -
Contact: Ir. Dr. Darmawan Saleh, Director of
Directorate of Environmental Sanitation and Director General of Directorate of Human Settlement

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 agencies, 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.
Website: -
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
Bangkok 10400
Tel: +66 2 279 0129
Fax: +66 2 279 0672
+66 2 246 8016
Email: -
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 disseminates environmental 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, manuals and guidebooks for training and public education, mainly in Thai. Editions in English and other languages may be available.
Website: -
Consulting/support services: Provides technical support services to local authorities and other government agencies.
Fees: None


Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE, Malaysia)
Block C5
Federal Government Administration Complex
62502 Putrajaya
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.
Fees: None


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
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 on complaints concerning housing. Information provided is in Malay and English.
Fees: None for information and guidelines


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