Thailand Business News The Government plans to launch a major recovery program after flood water recedes. As for the post-flood recovery plan, Thai Energy Minister Pichai Naripthaphan said that the project “New Thailand” was raised for discussion by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at a special Cabinet meeting on 30 October 2011. Share this Article
Thailand Business News Asia must expand solar energy generation if the region is to stay on its strong economic growth path and reduce carbon emissions, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President Xiaoyu Zhao said during a meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. Share this Article
The industry minister expects the final list of industrial projects that could cause severe environmental and health impacts, to be announced within the next two months. Regarding the latest development in the Map Ta Phut impasse, the National Environmental Board has assigned the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry to conduct a further study on 18 industries that are deemed harmful to the environment and the health of people living nearby.
The government should offer tax incentives to raise consumer awareness of the benefits of energy-saving homes, says Somchao Tanterdtham, managing director of listed developer NC Housing Plc. “We developers want to build energy-saving homes but there are so many problems in doing this, such as higher costs that push house prices higher,” he said yesterday at a seminar on sustainable housing. Higher costs would come from thicker walls and insulation installed to reduce electricity consumption from air-conditioning systems, he said. Thais also need to change their attitudes and be prepared to live in warmer homes to save energy, he said. The government should provide a “green label” for energy-saving homes, which covers the construction process, and grant tax incentives to developers for building them, he said. Designing a green home is a deeply integrated process and the Association of Siamese Architects could provide prototypes to raise consumer awareness. The association with the United Nations Environment Programme yesterday jointly opened a two-day training workshop on the issue for housing developers, contractors and materials suppliers. At the seminar, Chalermwat Tantasawasdi, an assistant professor from Thammasat University’s architecture and planning faculty, promoted the use of bio-climate designs to reduce a building’s carbon footprint. Bio-climate design uses natural phenomena such as wind to help reduce energy consumption. “Sustainable development reduces the impact on the environment, preserves natural resources for future generations and maintains quality of life.” Source : bangkokpost.com
Thailand’s Central Administrative Court on Tuesday instructed state agencies concerned to allow two private companies to proceed with the construction and machinery testing by six projects in the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate to prevent ...
Honda Automobile (Thailand) maintains the schedule to manufacture its eco-car in Thailand in 2011, with the plan to launch the model at the Bangkok International Motor Show later this month.
Court-ordered halt to activity at Map Ta Phut underlines the challenges of balancing industrial development and prosperity with quality of life.It's a debate with...