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Supat Wangwongwatana Hands Over CAI-Asia Leadership to Kong Ha
Mr. Ha officially accepts CAI-Asia chairmanship during the General Assembly 2004, Agra, India

On December 9, 2004, after having served CAI-Asia from 2003-2004, Supat Wangwongwatana, outgoing chairperson, handed over the leadership of CAI-Asia to Kong Ha. Mr. Ha graciously accepted the Chairpersonship of CAI-Asia. He congratulated Dr. Supat for what CAI-Asia achieved during his term especially for the recognition and credibility that CAI-Asia has gained in the regional and international air quality management (AQM) community. Mr. Ha promised to build on these achievements during his tenure.


Mr. Ha graduated from Michigan Technological University located at Houghton, Michigan, USA, with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at 1981. Upon graduation, he joined Cummins Engine Company at Columbus, Indiana and worked as an emission engineer for three years. Mr. Ha then moved north to Toronto, Canada and joined Ortech International as an emission consultant with main responsibility in diesel and alternative fuel engines emission testing and development of diesel exhaust treatment systems. During this period, Mr. Ha obtained a US patent on a diesel particulate trap system. In 1992, Mr. Ha who was born in Hong Kong, returned to Hong Kong and joined Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department as a vehicle emission specialist. He was a senior officer in the Motor Vehicle Emissions Group of EPD till recently. Mr. Ha is now with the Environmental, Transport and Work Bureau providing technical support to policy formulation/development related to motor vehicle emissions area.

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