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Ministry of State for Population and the Environment (Indonesia)
15 B Jalan Merdeka Barat
Jakarta 10110
Tel: +62 21 374 563
Fax: +62 21 385 7578
Email: -
Contact: Mr. M. S Kismadi, Special Assistant

Description: Formulates policies, promulgates laws and regulations. Reviews and amends existing framework as necessary. It recommends and provides fiscal instruments for pollution abatement and improvement of environmental management capacity in government, the private sector and in communities. It publishes laws and regulations, code of practice, reports, guidebooks, pamphlets, and information fact sheets on environment and waste management, mainly in Indonesian, with some editions in English and other languages.
Website: None
Consulting/support services: Provides fund and technical support to government agencies and communities.
Fees: Materials are available free or at very low cost.


The Municipal Department of Public Works and Transport (Cambodia)

Description: Sewage system management


National Centre for Scientific Research of Vietnam
Nghia do
Tu liem
Tel: +84 47 562763
Fax: +84 48 354076
Email: -
Contact: Pham van Luc, Leader of the Environment Department

Description: A government body involved in research and development in various issues including waste management. It helps formulate facilities, plans and monitoring systems. It advises government bodies on environmental issues and policy. Produces reports, books, technical papers, newsletters, manuals and handbooks mainly in Vietnamese, with some publications in other languages.
Website: -
Consulting/support services: Undertakes R & D projects and provides technical support services to government bodies.
Fees: None or at very low cost


National Environment Agency (Singapore)
Environment Building #13-00
40 Scotts Road
Singapore 228231

Resource Conservation Department (Singapore)
Tel: +65 6731 9157 (Vaneeta Bhojwani – Waste minimisation/recycling)
Tel: +65 6731 9198 (Ng Tiong Wei – Refuse collection/dsiposal)

Pollution Control Department (Singapore)
Tel: +65 6731 9670 (Mr. P. Jothieswaran)
Tel: +65 6731 9652 (Mr. Leong Kwai Yin)

Description: The National Environment Agency (NEA) was formed under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) on 1 July 2002 to focus on the implementation of environmental policies.


National Environmental Protection Agency (Vietnam)
67 Nguyen Du Street,
Tel: +84 04 942 4581
Fax: +84 04 822 3189
Contact: Nguyen Ngoc Sinh, Director

Description: The Department of Pollution of this agency is involved in all aspects of pollution control including solid waste management and enforcement of regulations on pollution. The Agency is responsible for strategic planning, development of appropriate legislation, applied research for environmental management, environmental monitoring and planning, and is involved in the development of waste disposal facilities. Publications of reports, handbooks, manuals and codes of practice are in Chinese with some editions in other languages.
Consulting or support services: Provides technical support services to various government bodies.
Fees: Materials are free or available at very low cost.


Office of Solid Waste and Hazardous Substances Management (Cambodia)
#48, Samdech Preah Sihanouk
Tonle Bassac, Chamkarmon
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: +855 12 926108
Fax: + 855 23 987880
Contact: Mr. Yem Dararath, Chief

Description: Controls/monitors slid waste disposal and landfill management, controls/ monitors wastewater discharging from pollution sources and evaluating the pollution level, based on analytical results.


Policy and Planning Department (Thailand)
Division of Infrastructure and Environment
Bangkok Metropolitan City Hall
Bangkok 10200
Tel: +66 2 224 2978, +66 2 224 4683
Fax: +66 2 225 7947, +66 2 224 2988
Email: -
Contact: Br-Ing Ksemsan Suwarnarat
Mr. Chanchai Pavasuthikam

Description: The Department formulates policies, plans and strategies for waste management; evaluates and conducts R & D in environmental management, monitoring and control. It plans waste disposal facilities, code of practice, and human resource development programs. It publishes reports, handbooks, manuals, and code of practice on specific issues mainly in Thai.
Website: -
Consulting/support services: Provides technical supporting service to municipalities and government bodies.
Fees: None or at very low cost

28. Public Utilities Board (PUB, Singapore)
111 Somerset Road #15-01
Singapore 238164
Tel: +65 6731 9525 (Mr. Lim Eng Chuan - Municipal wastewater)
Tel: +65 6731 9608 (Mr. Tan Yok Gin – Municipal wastewater)
Tel: +65 6731 9918 (Mr. Lim Meng Check – Flood management)
Tel: +65 6731 7526 (Mr. Ngaim Hai Guan – Stormwater collection)
Fax: +65 6731 3020

UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC, Japan)
Osaka Office
2-110 Ryokuchi-koen
Osaka 538-0036
Tel: +81 6 6915 4581
Fax: +81 6 6915 0304
Shiga Office
1091 Oroshimo-cho, Kusatsu City
Shiga 525-0001
Tel: +81-77-568-4581
Fax: +81-77-568-4587

Description: UNEP IETC promotes environmentally sound technologies (ESTs), including their transfer and utilization. IETC has published a Source Book on ESTs in municipal solid waste management and have comprehensive database on ESTs. It has undertaken a survey of 400 organizations involved in EST information dissemination in 1995. IETC’s reports, newsletters and training materials are available in English.
Consulting/support services: Provides advisory services to government upon request.
Fees: None


United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD, Japan)
1-47-1 Nagono, Nakamura-ku
Nagoya 450
Tel: +81 52 5619377
Fax: +81 52 561 9375
Contact: Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty

Description: UNCRD is a research and training institution dealing with regional (sub national) and urban development planning. It has conducted research projects and meetings on different aspects of MSW management, including partnerships in cooperation with some ASEAN government institutions. The Center disseminates MSWM information in developing countries through its newsletter, “SWM Info” and includes MSWM topics in its international training course in Regional Development Planning, which is held April-May each year. Its publications are in English and Japanese.
Consulting/support services: Provides training and collaborative research for public institutions and technical cooperation agencies upon requests by the Directors of requesting institutions.
Fees: Mostly free, but some can be purchased.


Environmental Management & Research Association of Malaysia (ENSEARCH)
No. 30-3Jalan PJU 5/16, Dataran Sunway
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 603-6156 9807/8
Fax: 603-6156 9803

Description: To promote and advance the practice and research in environmental management with the aim of increasing the awareness and capacity of organisations, professionals and persons with interest in the management of the impacts of human activities on the environment Consulting/support services:
Consulting/support services: Provides training and collaborative research for public and private sectors. Organizes seminars, workshops and conferences on various aspects of environmental management. Organizes membership activities.
Fees: At cost. Some publications are free.


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  • International Year of Forests
  • International Year of Forests

  • World Environment Day
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  • UNEP Campaign
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