Amari and Chulalongkorn University raise awareness on e-waste disposal

Bangkok, Thailand, 26 November 2016 – Amari representatives led by Mr. David Cumming (third from right), Vice President & Area General Manager, Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group, hand over e-waste products collected from hotel staff and their families to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sutha Khaodhiar (third from left), Director of Chulalongkorn University’s Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management (HSM), as part of the “Amari & Chula Love Earth” Campaign.  All of the e-waste collected will be professionally managed by TES-AMM Thailand, a specialistin technology deployment, recovery, remarketing,and recycling.

A joint campaign between Amari hotels and resorts across Thailand and Chulalongkorn University’s Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management, “Amari & Chula Love Earth” aims atraising public awareness on the importance of proper disposal and recycling of electronic waste such as old digital cameras, notebooks, mobile phones, batteries and chargers.

The campaign also includes educational sessions in Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Samui, Krabi and Phuket by HSM for hotel staff, on the detrimental impact to human health and the environmentresulting from improper disposal and handling of e-waste.

Photo (From left – right)
1. Mr. Luc Scholte Van Mast, Managing Director, TES-AMM (Thailand) Company Limited
2. Asst. Prof Dr Manaskorn Rachakornkij, Director of Research and Academic Services, Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management, Chulalongkorn University
3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sutha Khaodhiar, Director of the Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management, Chulalongkorn University
4. Mr. David Cumming, Vice President & Area General Manager, Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group
5. Ms. Lisa Thomas, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, ONYX Hospitality Group
6. Ms. Latiporn Tongkhunna, Executive Assistant Manager, Amari Watergate Bangkok

PPAO Takes Part In 2014 Ordinary Meeting Of Phuket Social Security Fund

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Representing PPAO, President Advisor Jeerasak Tortip on February 20 took part in the annual ordinary meeting of the Phuket Social Security Fund held at the Social Development and Human Security Phuket Office. President of the Phuket Disabled Society Sawai Promjinda chaired the meeting.

First on the agenda was the financial and operation report of the previous year. The meeting learned that as of December 31, 2014 the Phuket Social Security Fund has a fund of 483,029.50 baht deposited in a saving account at Krung Thai Bank, Phuket branch, account number 850-1-21457. The organization has raised 150,000 baht from a charity concert event New-Jew taking place on December 29, 2014, out of which amount 100,000 baht was donated to the Office of the Education Council Phuket (via the Governor), and 20,000 towards the organization of the Social Security Day event. Additionally, the chairman of the meeting proposed the establishment of a service center for the local disabled, located near the Social Development and Human Security Phuket Office. The meeting unanimously agreed on this last item of business.

Heavier Police Presence in Phuket during Christmas & New Year

Heavier Police Presence in Phuket during Christmas & New Year The mobilization of a 353-strong police force, overseen by Deputy Commissioner of Region 8 Police Pol Maj Gen Krajang Suwannarat, was witnessed by high-ranking government officials on the evening of Tuesday December 20th 20414 in front of the Phuket City Police Station.

Officials present were: Phuket Governor – Nisit Jansomwong, PPAO President Advisor – Samanasak Rattanasaenyanuparp, Phuket City Police Commander – Pl Maj Gen Patchara Boonyasit, police officers and dignitaries.

Heavier Police Presence in Phuket during Christmas & New Year The mobilization follows instructions from the Royal Thai Police which orders all police units to up the crime control activities during December 20 – 5 January 2014. The show of strength aims to increase tourist safety and confidence during the time when both locals and tourists travel widely. All 353 police were made up of officers from the Regional Police, Region 5 Tourist Police, Immigration, Airport Immigration, Region 8 Marine Police, Phuket Security Police, Narcotics Suppression Unit, Forensic Department, as well as community police volunteers. All are ready and will do their best to protect the lives and properties of members of the public.