ARCHIVES; Launching Ceremony

Official Launching Ceremony of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF)

Wednesday, September 27th 2006


ADB Auditorium, ADB Headquarters on the occasion of the Doubling Water Financing and Results: Conference on ADB’s Water Financing Programme 2006-2010


Agenda
Chair: Mr. Liqun Jin, Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank

16:45 - 17:00
Launching Ceremony Video

17:00 - 17:10
Welcome Remarks
- Mr. Yoshiro Mori, President of Japan Water Forum, Former Prime Minister of Japan(PDF: 55KB) (photo: left)

- Ms. Erna Witoelar, UN Special Ambassador for Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific (PDF: 50KB)


17:10 -17:35
Greetings from Partner Organizations & Sub-regions

- Mr. Haruhiko Kuroda, President of the Asian Development Bank

- Mr. Datuk Ir. Hj. Keizrul bin Abdullah, Chairperson of the South East Asia Steering Committee of the Global Water Partnership (PDF: 47KB)

- Mr. Siddique Quamrul Islam, President of Bangladesh Water Partnership (PDF: 121KB)

- Mr. Il-pyo Hong, Secretary General of Korea Water Forum (PDF: 95KB)

- Mr. Sulton Rahimov, Chairman of Executive Committee of the International Fund for saving the Aral Sea (PDF: 66KB)

- Message from South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (PDF: 78KB)


17:35- 17:40
Launching of the APWF Website, Announcement of the venue, and Remarks from the host municipality for the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit

- Dr. Koutarou Takemura, Secretary General of Japan Water Forum (PDF: 2,482KB)


17:40 – 17:45
Closing Remarks

- Mr. Liqun Jin, Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank

* followed by the cocktail reception hosted by Mr. Haruhiko Kuroda, President of the Asian Development Bank