ASEAN Kicks-off the Operationalisation of the New Satellite Warehouse in Chai Nat, Thailand
ASEAN’s second satellite warehouse that will serve as the logistics hub for the Mekong sub region was inaugurated during its operational launching on 13 December 2019 in Chai Nat Province, Thailand. The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) and the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Ministry of Interior, Thailand as co-managers of the satellite warehouse were joined by representatives from the ASEAN Member States, ASEAN Dialogue Partners, other partners of the AHA Centre and the private sector to inaugurate the satellite warehouse.
During the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok on 23 June 2019, the ASEAN Leaders officiated the soft launch of the ASEAN satellite warehouse in Thailand, under the Disaster Emergency Logistics System for ASEAN (DELSA). DELSA is a project which aims to establish a system that will quickly deliver relief items to disaster affected areas in the ASEAN region. The Government of Japan supports this project through Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).