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Corporate July 05, 2015 01:00

By The Nation

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Australia offers Kingdom green automotive technology



Australian technology and expertise can support Thailand to become a base for environmentally-friendly vehicles of the future.

The Australian Trade Commission in Bangkok recently organised a trade mission on green automotive technology to Bangkok and the eastern seaboard.

Paul Robilliard, Australian Ambassador to Thailand, opened the Green Automotive Technology Seminar for 40 targeted professionals, followed by a business matching session. Four of the eight Australian companies on the mission have already established a presence in Thailand.

“The mission was the opportunity for us to network with the right potential business partners in Thailand”, said Michael McGee, CEO of Transit Australia Group.

Linsey Siede, ASEA director of AutoCRC said, “Participation in the mission allowed me to deliver the message that Australia has the capability to assist Thailand boost its automotive capabilities and supply chains”.

Recently announced incentives to grow Thailand’s green automotive industry will motivate Australian companies to explore opportunities in the sector. Australian capability in electrical parts, advanced energy storage, lightweight materials and transport solutions make Australian companies well suited to meet the needs of Thai businesses.

 

Big C project to help 500 children from the slums

Big C Supercenter (the Marketplace at the Heart of the Community) continues its commitment to strengthen community livelihoods through the Big C food bank project.

The project, under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana, is in collaboration with the Foundation for Slum Child Care.

It aims to support 500 underprivileged children, particularly in health and nutrition.

Following the project kick-off, Big C team will monitor the response closely, including a visit to Baan Hang Kham Wang in the On Nut garbage dump, as well as the community. Results will improve future plans to improve the life quality of the nation’s children.

The company’s director of corporate affairs Warunee Kitjaroenpoonsin said the Big C Food Bank project kicked-off at the end of April and works with its 4 Big C stores located near the four slum child care centers: Baan Som Wai in Klong Toey, Baan Sri-Nagarindra in Nong Kham garbage dump, Baan Sua Yai, in Pracha-u-thit community and Baan Hang Kwam Wang in On Nut garbage dump.

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