From 28 July to 5 August, the international participation oriented training course = Mekong Delta 2007 was held in Can Tho City, Viet Nam.
36 participants from five countries (Bangladesh, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam) learned together and got fruitful results. This training course has contributed developments of participatory training in Asian countries. This year, the training course was combined with APPLE= Asbestos Precautionary Program by Local Empowerment, it was aiming asbestos substitution and dissemination. Japan prohibited use of asbestos from last year. However in some Asian countries, asbestos consumption is increasing due to needs of raw materials of construction industry. To avoid recurrence of asbestos tragedy, useful precautionary program is very effective and important. So the management committee of Mekong Delta training launched this program by using participatory oriented methodology.