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About Project 61

Project 61: SEACHEM - Sound Management of Chemicals and their Associated Wastes in Southeast Asia (IFS/2017/385/130)

Project 61 is an exciting new project funded by the EU.

Covering 10 countries in Southeast Asia, the purpose of Project 61 is to address any outstanding chemical safety and security issues in areas of legislation/regulation, prevention, detection, preparedness and response. The project will aim to enhance the sound management of chemicals and their wastes, taking emerging chemical issues into account.

The 10 partner countries within Project 61 are:

  • Brunei Darussalam

  • Cambodia

  • Indonesia

  • Lao PDR

  • Malaysia

  • Myanmar

  • Philippines

  • Singapore

  • Thailand

  • Vietnam


The main components of Project 61 are:


  • Judicial reinforcement with respect to sound management of chemicals and their wastes. 

  • Enhanced capacity for prevention of chemical incidents including both safety and security aspects. 

  • Enhanced capacity for the region's mobile detection possibilities and chemical testing laboratories. 

  • Measures to enhance the region's preparedness and response capacity to chemical incidents. 

  • Measures to enhance the region's recovery capacity after a chemical incident.

The project will be split into 2 phases over a 3 year period. 

The first phase will be a series of Fact Finding Visits to the region to discuss issues relating to the management of chemicals and their associated wastes in each partner country.

The second phase, staring in September 2018 will include:

  • Sharing of Best Practice

  • Chemical Risk Assessments

  • Guidelines & Security Codes

  • Enhanced preparedness and response

  • Enhanced recovery & remediation plans

  • Regional Train the Trainer System

  • National Train the Trainer Courses

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Training

  • Awareness raising sessions

  • Workshops and Seminars

All of this will be undertaken by Sustainable Criminal Justice Solutions (SCJS) in Partnership with experts from Public Health England (PHE), the international Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC), Slovakia’s International Security and Emergency Management Institute (ISEMI) and The Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

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