The 3rd Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) Meeting of SATREPS DREAM (Area-BCM) Project was held.

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On July 29, 2020, at 13:00, the SATREP’s Regional Resilience Enhancement through Establishment of Area-BCM at Industry Complexes in Thailand (DREAM Project) organized the third Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) meeting at Pathumwan Princess Hotel, Bangkok. The SATREPS DREAM Project is operated under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Chakkaphan Sutthirat (Vice President for Research Affairs of Chulalongkorn University) as the Chair of JCC, Prof. Dr. Supot Teachavorasinskun (Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University) and Prof. Dr. Vipan Prachuabmoh (Dean of College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University) as the Project Directors, Prof. Dr. Watanabe Kenji (Nagoya Institute of Technology) as the Principal Investigator.

There were representatives from the related organizations including the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan Science and Technology (JST), Nagoya Institute of Technology (NIT), International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM), National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Kyoto Institute of Technology, The University of Tokyo, Chiba University, and Keio University from Japan; the Embassy of Japan in Thailand, Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Department of Industrial Works (DIW), Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning (DPT), Ayutthaya Province, Hi-Tech Industrial Estate Co., Ltd., Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT), Royal Irrigation Department (RID), Department of Provincial Administration (DOPA), Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Office of the National Water Resource (ONWR), etc.; as well as faculties and institutes of Chulalongkorn University including Faculty of Engineering, College of Populations Studies, Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, Faculty of Architecture, and the Risk and Disaster Management (RDM) Program of Graduate School. The meeting is conducted in hybrid manners between on-site meeting for participants in Thailand and online Zoom Meeting for Japanese side and any organizations that are inconvenient to come to the venue. Also, the meeting was conducted in a new normal standard.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Natt Leelawat from the Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering; and the RDM Program, was a Master of Ceremony of the meeting. The meeting was started with an opening remark by Prof. Dr. Chakkapan Sutthirat (Vice President for Research Affairs of Chulalongkorn University). After that, Mr. Takeuchi Kazuo (Senior Representative of JICA) also gave an opening remark.

The next session started with the overall summary of the project by Prof. Watanabe Kenji, Project’s Principal Investigator. And it was followed by each item’s progress report. Asst. Prof. Dr. Anurak Sriariyawat (Department of Water Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University) and Dr. Miyamoto Mamoru (ICHARM) presented the progress report of Item 1 (Hazard Analysis). Next, Dr. Nakasu Tadashi (College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University) and Dr. Sutpratana Duangkaew (Mahidol University) presented the progress report of Item 0 (Community Survey).

After that, Asst. Prof. Dr. Tartat Mokkhamakkul (Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, Chulalongkorn Univesity) and Dr. Mitsumi Ryohei (NIED) presented the progress report of Item 2 (Business Impact Analysis). Lastly, Asst. Prof. Dr. Kodaka Akira (Keio University) and Dr. Jing Tang (International School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University) presented the progress report of Item 3 (Area-BCM).

Then, Assoc. Prof. Ino Eri (Nagoya Institute of Technology) provided an input summary and plan from both Thai and Japanese sides. Finally, Asst. Prof. Dr. Natt Leelawat, as a Project Manager, announced the stance for the project name, “DREAM Project”. DREAM is the project members-chosen abbreviation for “Disaster Resilient Economy by Area Management in ASEAN Members”.

The Q&A and suggestion session was opened to all participants. This session was run using both Thai and English languages.

After that, Mr. Miura Yoshiaki, JICA Project Coordinator, mentioned the draft minutes of meetings. There were many fruitful discussions and comments along with the meeting. Finally, Prof. Dr. Chakkapan Sutthirat gave a closing remark to close the 3rd JCC meeting.

The meeting was successful using the hybrid approach to overcome the limitation during the pandemic situation. The JCC members are looking forward to the involvement of all participated organizations.

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