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Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2008
was held in Bangkok, Thailand
12-14 November 2008

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Sri Lanka - Local Network Commitments
Stakeholders from Sri Lanka met in Agra, India during a local networking session of BAQ 2004 to discuss feasible actions to improve air quality. The session -- which was chaired by Don Jayaweera -- resulted in specific commitments to be implemented over the next two years.

  • Main goal: To reduce present PM10 by 35% (base year 2003) and other pollutants proportionately
  • Completion of skill training program for VET
  • Implementation of distance learning program
  • Annual BAQ national symposium
  • Introduce emission standards for power plants
  • Regular monitoring of rundown plants; auditing of power plants
  • Amend the National Environment Act giving more powers to the general public
  • Bicycle lanes for new urban roads
  • Ambient air quality monitoring for selected cities
  • Establishment of baseline emission inventory database for high air polluting industries and development of mitigation strategy
  • World Bank for distance learning program with CATNet
  • ABD and USAEP assistance for training and media campaign
  • Old vehicle fleet replacement credits
  • C.K. Amaratunge, Air Resources Management Center
  • Ranjith de Silva, International Forum for Rural Transport & Development (IFRTD)
  • Apsara Egalahewa, David Pieris Motor Company Ltd.
  • Wickramaarachchige Dona Dayani Hemamali Gunawardhana, David Pieris Motor Company Ltd.
  • D.S. Jayaweera, Ministry of Transport
  • Ananda Mallawatantri, US-AEP, a project of USAID
  • Prasad Manditharatne, Community Led Environmental Awareness Network (CLEAN) Project (C and D)
  • Upali Pannilage, ITDG
  • Hakmanage Sirimewan Premachandra, USAEP/TSSC-Louis Berger Group
  • Athwel Gamarallage Thusitha Sugathapala, University of Moratuwa
  • Aruna Wickramathilake, David Pieris Motor Company Ltd.
  • B Wijerathne, Motor Traffic
  • Sugath Yalegama, Air Resource Management Center

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