A Project Presentation

Thai-Swedish Co-operation on Air Quality Management in Thailand

A short description of the background of the Project and what has been achieved

The different application areas in the Project are described under the links by the bottom of this page

Please note that this information is a bit outdated
since the project is since long finished.

Some of the external links might not be available any more.

Ambient air quality in Thailand has been deteriorating rapidly over the last decade, but encouragingly enough the ambient air quality is also improving in certain areas. The interest from public bodies as well as the general public to reduce the pollution levels has been  rapidly increasing. Air Quality Management has become of utmost interest for Thailand.

Co-operation between the Thai and Swedish Governments through the Pollution Control Department (PCD) and a network of Swedish experts has been going on since 1990 (B.E. 2533). The co-operation activities have resulted in an advanced Air Quality Management System, which can address a variety of important issues for all kinds of persons involved within the field of environmental protection.

The project formally finished in late year 2000 (B.E. 2543). The Final Report is available here. (pdf format 518 kb).

As a result of this co-operation, the PCD is now capable of

The future work at the PCD has also been a priority task in the project and has focused on the

By taking advantage of the extensive experience in Sweden from working with these tasks, it has been possible to optimize the development of the activities. The concept of working with a network of experts from different organizations has been effectively implemented in the project.

On the Swedish side, the County Administration of Västra Götaland (former Provincial Government of Göteborg, PGGB) has been the responsible body. The project management has been carried out by Conexor Sensus AB. The financing of the project has been shared between the PCD and the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida) (former BITS).

For further information, please refer to the persons below:

Dr Supat Wangwongwatana
Deputy Director General
Pollution Control Department
92 Soi Phaholyothin 7
Phaholyothin Road
Phayathai District
Bangkok 10400
Tel: +66 2 298 2150
Fax: +66 2 298 2153
Mr Arne Carlsgård
Senior Programme Manager
Division for Technical Cooperation, INEC
SE - 105 25 Stockholm, Sweden.
Tel: + 46 8 698 50 59
Fax: +46 8 24 92 90

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Organizations / Partners / Links

Organization / Partner Activity / Person
County Administration of Västra Götaland Formal contractual partner.
Mr Hans Lann.
SMHI Provider of the Airviro System.
Mr Kjell Wickström.
IVL Training in Air Quality Management Laboratory techniques.
Mr Curt-Åke Boström.
Manrax AB System support and development.
Mr Robert Axelsson.
Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida) Financing of the Swedish participation.
Mr Arne Carlsgård.
Sida Information about co-operation with Thailand

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