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

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Bhutan - Local Network Commitments

  • Initiate implementation of the AQM strategy for Bhutan
  • Initiate implementation of the AQM Action for the capital city, Thimphu
  • Adopt preliminary ambientair qualitystandards
  • Adopt and enforce industrial emission standards
  • Enhance the activities of the AQM network
  • Through inclusion and implementation of the above programs into the existing 5-year environment sector plans
  • Through involvement of stakeholder agencies both government and private, civil society groups such as city councils
  • Emission Mass Balance and emission inventory (resources?)
  • All agencies identified as network participants in the RETA 6159, regional AQM project, namely:
  1. National Environment Commission
  2. Road Safety and Transport Authority, Minitry of Information and Communciations
  3. Department of Industry, Ministry of Trade and Industry
  4. Department of Geology and Mines, Ministry of Trade and Industry
  5. Thimphu City Corporation, Thimphu
  6. Department of Revenue and Customs Ministry of Finance
  7. Department of Energy, Ministry of Trade and Industry
  8. Nature Conservation Division, Ministry of Agriculture
  9. Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  10. Agromet Section, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Awareness and advocacy programs (funding not secured)
  • Infrastructure for AQ monitoring - collect data, establish database
  • Compliance / Monitoring and testing equipment (funding required)
  • Funding for Bhutan network activities
  1. Karchen Dorji, Ministry of Trade and Industry
  2. Tatiana Gallego-Lizon, ADB
  3. Karma Rapten, National Environment Commission
  4. Sonam Tobgay, RETA 6159
  5. Nedup Tsering, RETA 6159
  6. Phuntsho Wangdi, Road Safety and Transport Authority
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