Malaysia-Denmark Working on Environmentally Hazardous Substances

Denmark and Malaysia are jointly working on a project involving environmentally hazardous substances (EHS), under the Malaysian-Danish Environment Co-operation Programme (ECP) 2003-2006, aimed at establishing a sustainable management system to minimise and reduce the risks from EHS.
The EHS project will emphasise on the development of a strategic approach to managing chemicals, to build capacity through hands-on implementation of specified elements of an EHS management.
“The elements include the development of a national strategy and action plan for EHS management, pilot schemes on a notification system and chemical register, and risks assessment of EHS and capacity building in chemicals management,” said Malaysian Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid at the Chemical Industries Council of Malaysia (CICM) Responsible Care Awards 2006 on September 11, 2007.
The annual awards organised for the fifth time by CICM is aimed at promoting greater understanding of the Responsible Care Programme (RCP) and its principles.
Azmi said the project will be facilitated by consultants appointed by the government and consultations would be held with the various shareholders including the relevant government ministries and agencies.
The EHS project allows the government to monitor and take the necessary steps to ensure the EHS do not harm the environment.
“The government supports and welcomes opportunities to work together on any initiative by the industry to self-reulate themselves in the areas of pollution prevention,” he added.

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