Due to the increasing of dangerous goods transport, all countries in this region including Thailand have ratified the regional agreements involving the Dangerous goods transport by road namely ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit, ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Inter-State Transport, GMS Cross-Border Transport Agreement (CBTA Annex 1). These agreements have been referred to European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road: ADR). To implement these agreements, Thai Department of Land Transport proposed Ministerial Regulations on Safety in Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Road, it has already been published in the Royal Gazette and came to force on April 1, 2015. Under this Ministerial Regulation, 6 notifications were issued, and Department of Land Transport was required to implement and make it legally enforceable.
With above concern, it’s necessary to increase capacity of relevant government agencies to be able to control, supervise and enforce law/regulation. Therefore project organized training for relevant enforcement authorities which aims to provide profound understanding and sharing experiences on Safe Dangerous Goods Transport by Road based on ADR guideline. The training was designed in combination of both theoretical and practical session such as on-site truck inspection. It was conducted between 5-7 September 2018 in Chonburi, Thailand with 29 participants from relevant Bureaus under Department of Land Transport, Ministry of Transport of Thailand.