Malaysian Delegation on a Study Visit Focused on Persistent Organic Pollutants Issues Visited the Czech Republic

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The Malaysian delegation consisted of the experts from the Ministry of the Natural Resources and Environment and the Department of Environment visited the Czech Republic 4 – 8 September 2017. The delegation arrived to improve and foster their knowledge of POPs (Persistent organic pollutants) management and the implementation of the related Stockholm Convention.

The Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic provided a rich overview of the POPs management from the perspectives of both the experts on waste management and environmental risks or IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control). Interesting lectures were presented by specialists from the Czech Environmental Inspectorate and experts of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Also, during the stay, the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute Košetice Monitoring Site was attended as it monitors concentrations of POPs in the air.

This visit was a valuable chance to support the development of the Czech - Malaysian trade cooperation. The delegation visited a private incineration plant and companies dealing with waste treatment technologies, waste management, and decontamination. Therefore, the delegation was provided a clear overview of the technologies the Czech Republic is able to offer Malaysia.

The Malaysian delegation study visit was organized by the Ministry of the Environment and the National Centre for Toxic Compounds (RECETOX) at the Masaryk University in Brno. The visit was supported by the EU and their pilot project TAIEF (Environmental Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Facility, ENV-TAIEF).