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Event Type:Meeting, Seminar and Workshop
Organizer:APCC
Date:24 - 28 September 2018
Event Location:Selangor, Malaysia

INFORMATION FOR PLENIPOTENTIARY DELEGATES,

SENIOR OFFICIALS, PARTICIPANTS & OBSERVERS

  1.       Dates & Venue:

           The 54th APCC Session/Ministerial Meeting is scheduled for 24 – 28 September 2018 and to be held in Malaysia. The venue  of themeeting will be at Royale Chulan Hotel, Damansara, Selangor, Malaysia. (3.1566° N, 101.6085° E)

  1.       Organization of the Meeting and Hosting Facilities:

              The Government of Malaysia, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry holds the Chairmanship of the APCC for CY 2018 and will be the official host of the Meeting. Hon. Salahuddin Ayub, Minister for Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry would be the Presiding Chairman of the Session with the assistance of the APCC Executive Director and the APCC NLO for Malaysia. The Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry will provide the hosting facilities of the Meeting including luncheons and  refreshments. A Welcome Dinner on Monday 24 September 2018 would be hosted by the Government of Malaysia whilst the APCC hosts the Delegates Dinner on Wednesday, 26 September 2018.

  1. Official contact persons from Government of Malaysia:

1.        M BADRUL HISHAM BIN MOHD

          APCC NLO & Deputy Secretary General

          Ministry of Agriculture & Agro Based

          Industry Level 15, Wisma Tani No. 28

          Persiaran Perdana, Precinct 4, 62624

          Putrajaya, Malaysia

          Tel.     :  (60-3) 8870 1017 – 18

          Fax     :  (60-3) 88880741

          Email : badrul.hisham@moa.gov.my 

 

2.    MDM. HABSHAH ALI

       Head of Division

       Crops, Livestock and Fishery Industry Division        

       Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry                      

       Level 10, Wisma Tani, No. 28

       Persiaran Perdana, Precinct 4, 62624

       Putrajaya, Malaysia

       Tel.     :  (60-3) 8870 1421/ 6019 - 2041230

       Fax     :  (60-3) 8870 1365

       Email :  habshah@moa.gov.my

  1.  Official contact persons from APCC Secretariat: 

              URON N. SALUM                                           Ms. MRIDULA KOTTEKATE

             Executive Director                                           Assistant Director

             8th Floor, BAPPEBTI Building,                       8th Floor, BAPPEBTI Building

             Jl. Kramat Raya No. 172,                                 Jl. Kramat Raya No. 172,

             Kenari, Senen, Jakarta 10430.                       Kenari, Senen, Jakarta 12920

             Phone: (62-21) 3100 556 to 557;                Phone: (62-21) 3100 556 to 557

             Fax: (62-21) 3101 007;                                  Fax: (62-21) 3101 007

             E-mail: apcc@indo.net.id                               E-mail: apcc@indo.net.id

                         uron@apccsec.org                                         mridula@apccsec.org

  1. Hotel Accommodation: All necessary Accommodation

         The Organizer has made reservation at the Meeting hotel for delegates and participants of the APCC Session/Ministerial Meeting.  Delegates are requested to provide their itinerary of travel and full name as well as scanned copy of passport bio page including those for accompanying delegation to the APCC Secretariat at least one month or 30 days in advance to confirm details of hotel room reservation.

Organizer has furnished below details of other hotels and respective room rates nearest to the Meeting venue in Kuala Lumpur.

5.1. Royale Chulan Damansara Hotel (3.1566° N, 101.6085° E)

 

Room Type

Room Rate

Approx in USD

Superior

RM 300.00

$ 74.82

Deluxe

RM 340.00

$ 84.80

    5.2. Royale Chulan The Curve Hotel (3.1569° N, 101.6113° E)

Room Type

Room Rate

Approx in USD

Superior

RM 315.00

$ 78.56

Deluxe

RM 332.00

$ 82.80

5.3. One World Hotel (3.1476° N, 101.6172° E)

Room Type

Room Rate

Approx in USD

Superior

RM 401.50

$ 100.14

Deluxe

RM 434.50

$ 108.37

It is however recommended for Delegates and Participants to organize their stay at Royal Chulan Damansara Hotel to ease logistic issues as it is the Meeting venue. The rate furnished above for Royal Chulan Damansara is discounted rate for the APCC meeting/sessions, any information or booking

Please contact:

Mdm. Tunku Nazirah Binti Tunku Zainudin

Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Level 10, Wisma Tani, No. 28

Persiaran Perdana, Precinct 4, 62624

Putrajaya, Malaysia

Tel.     :  (60-3) 8870 1360

Fax     :  (60-3) 8870 1365

Email :  tunku.nadzirah@moa.gov.my

  1. Participants of the 54thAPCC Session/Ministerial Meeting

          APCC member countries are represented at the APCC Session/Ministerial Meeting by one Plenipotentiary Delegate. A national Minister in attendance would automatically assume the role of Plenipotentiary Delegate unless otherwise delegated. Senior government officials would comprise the countries’ official delegation. UN related agencies, international or partner organizations, and invited organizations would attend as Official Observer.

  1. Transport arrangements:

                The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry as the host agency will arrange transport facilities from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to the hotel and vice versa on your arrival and departure. Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) is another international airport hub which caters for local and international low-cost and full-service carriers. Receipt of information on flight details at the earliest possible time would be much appreciated to enable logistic arrangements including accommodation.

         Kindly send your itinerary of travel and arrival airport to the APCC Secretariat by

         e-mail at apcc@indo.net.id,

         copy furnished to habshah@moa.gov.mybadar@moa.gov.mytunku.nadzirah@moa.gov.my, and hasnah.b@moa.gov.my

  1. Visa Requirements:

Passport holders of the following APCC member countries are eligible to enter Malaysia without a visa for 30 days: Fiji, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

Citizens of India and Sri Lanka may apply for and obtain visa through the respective Embassy of Malaysia in India and Sri Lanka or could also apply through Electronic Visa (eVisa) and Electronic Travel Registration and Information (eNTRI) facilities online.

India, Kenya and Sri Lanka would require an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever to enter Malaysia and it is responsibility of the Participant to organize.

Delegates from other APCC member countries not mentioned above should obtain their Malaysian visa from the Embassy of Malaysia in their country of origin or from the nearest Malaysian Embassies/Consulates prior to their departure from their point of origin. For further information on visa requirements please refer to this link http://www.klia.com.my/index.php?m=airport&c=info&id=4&aid=2

  1. Airlines Servicing Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Malaysia

There are many major airlines which serve Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) such as Malaysian Airlines, Garuda Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Sri Lankan Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Thai Airways, Philippine Airlines etc.  Please be advised that Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) is another international airport hub which caters for local and international low-cost and full-service carriers.

  1. Insurance

 Neither the APCC nor the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry of the Government of Malaysia will be responsible for personal accidents, medical services, or damage to the private property of participants. It therefore is recommended for participants to make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance during their stay in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  1. Airport Departure Tax

Airport tax is levied on passengers leaving Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for ASEAN Countries is RM 35(USD9 and RM 75 (USD19) for international passengers excluding ASEAN Countries.

     12. Currency

The currency used in Malaysia is the Ringgit. The exchange rate against US Dollar is approx US$ 1 = RM 4.10 as of August 2018.

  1. Climate

Malaysia features a tropical rainforest climate with two seasons: rainy and dry. Rainy season lasts from October to March and a drier season covers the remining  6 months (April – September). However, Kuala Lumpur does not have a true dry season since the average annual rainfall is about 285cm.

Average temperatures remains constant throughout the year with average high temperatures at around 30oC and average low temperatures at around 24oC. Kuala Lumpur can be visited all year round.

  1. Field Trip

 An important Field Visit to coconut plantations and coconut product processing plants are held on Friday, 28 September 2018. Attire during the field trip will be casual. Please confirm your participation to the Secretariat during registration.

  1. Welcoming Dinner

The Welcome Dinner will be hosted by Malaysian Government on Monday 24 September 2018 during 8.30 pm – 10.00 pm for all APCC delegates. Kindly provide any meal preference (halal/vegetarian).

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