The meeting was attended by delegates from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The delegates from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia and Philippines were unable to attend the meeting due to unavoidable circumstances. Representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat were also present.
Progress report on the implementation of JAIF Project until April 2016 was presented in the meeting and proposal for Phase 2 of the project was discussed. The meeting supported the plan to extend the project into the 2nd phase in which ten activities have been selected, taking into account AMSs recommendations for possible funding by JAIF. The meeting has requested Malaysia, with support from ASEANET-APHCN, to prepare a detailed project proposal for EWG-PS's consideration.
The draft proposal has been submitted to ASEAN Secretariat in early November 2016 for consideration by EWG-PS inter-sessionally before the next meeting in June 2017.