EGAT and GIZ sign the grant agreement for the RAC NAMA project to help Thailand achieve the greenhouse gas reduction target

          NAMA Facility gave support fund to Thailand through EGAT to promote the development of high-efficiency and eco-friendly air conditioning and refrigeration technologies in order to help achieve the targets for energy consumption reduction and greenhouse gas reduction, which was committed at the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change.

20171227E 01

          On December 20, 2017, Mr. Kodshayut Boriboonchatuporn, EGAT’s Deputy Governor – Power Plant Development, and Mr. Tim Mahler, Project Director of RAC NAMA of Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Thailand, attended the signing ceremony of the grant agreement of the RAC NAMA project, along with Mr. Pattarakit Techasikarn, EGAT’s Assistant Governor – Finance, who reported the background and purpose of the project. Representatives from different sectors joined in the ceremony, such as Mr. Colin Sike of the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Thailand, Mr. Phirun Saiyasitpanich, Ph.D., Director of Climate Change Management and Coordination Division, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), and representatives of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency Promotion as well as related EGAT officers at Kasem Chatikavanij Convention Hall, T.040 Building, EGAT Headquarters.

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20171227E 03

          Mr. Kodshayut Boriboonchatuporn, EGAT’s Deputy Governor – Power Plant Development said EGAT was honored to receive and manage the RAC NAMA Fund. In the past, EGAT has operated with an awareness to environmental care and social responsibility. The RAC NAMA project shows EGAT’s determination to participate with all sectors in order to care for and preserve our planet. The project will help Thailand achieve the target to reduce the country’s greenhouse gases 7 – 20 percent by 2020, and 20 – 25 percent by 2030. The use of new technologies in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry, and the promotion of high-efficiency and eco-friendly refrigerant are consistent with EGAT’s vision “Innovate Power Solutions for a Better Life.” It is thanks to ONEP, GIZ and EGAT officers who have continued to support and participate in the project.

20171227E 04

20171227E 05

          Mr. Tim Mahler, Project Director of GIZ Thailand said the support fund from the RAC NAMA Fund will be used to implement financial incentive measures in both sub-grants and revolving schemes to support the production and use of high-efficiency and eco-friendly air conditioners and refrigerators for producers, consumers at the household level, and small and medium-sized businesses, including the service sector such as training and testing equipment. Therefore, the RAC NAMA Fund is an opportunity to develop green technology along with developing the competitiveness of Thailand’s air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

20171227E 06

20171227E 07

          RAC NAMA is one of the first projects in Thailand and Southeast Asia to receive support fund from the NAMA Facility by the German and British governments. GIZ was commissioned to work in partnership with the Thai government, which includes Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) and Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE). The project’s implementation period is five years. Furthermore, the “RAC NAMA Fund” was established with the amount of 8.3 million euros (around 320 million baht) with EGAT as recipient on behalf of Thailand. The objective is to help Thailand achieve the target for energy consumption reduction according to the country’s Energy Efficiency Plan, and to achieve the target for greenhouse gas reduction, which was committied at the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change, by reducing the country’s greenhouse gases appropriately through the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

EGAT and GIZ sign the grant agreement for the RAC NAMA project to help Thailand achieve the greenhouse gas reduction target

          NAMA Facility gave support fund to Thailand through EGAT to promote the development of high-efficiency and eco-friendly air conditioning and refrigeration technologies in order to help achieve the targets for energy consumption reduction and greenhouse gas reduction, which was committed at the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change.

20171227E 01

          On December 20, 2017, Mr. Kodshayut Boriboonchatuporn, EGAT’s Deputy Governor – Power Plant Development, and Mr. Tim Mahler, Project Director of RAC NAMA of Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Thailand, attended the signing ceremony of the grant agreement of the RAC NAMA project, along with Mr. Pattarakit Techasikarn, EGAT’s Assistant Governor – Finance, who reported the background and purpose of the project. Representatives from different sectors joined in the ceremony, such as Mr. Colin Sike of the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Thailand, Mr. Phirun Saiyasitpanich, Ph.D., Director of Climate Change Management and Coordination Division, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), and representatives of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency Promotion as well as related EGAT officers at Kasem Chatikavanij Convention Hall, T.040 Building, EGAT Headquarters.

20171227E 02

20171227E 03

          Mr. Kodshayut Boriboonchatuporn, EGAT’s Deputy Governor – Power Plant Development said EGAT was honored to receive and manage the RAC NAMA Fund. In the past, EGAT has operated with an awareness to environmental care and social responsibility. The RAC NAMA project shows EGAT’s determination to participate with all sectors in order to care for and preserve our planet. The project will help Thailand achieve the target to reduce the country’s greenhouse gases 7 – 20 percent by 2020, and 20 – 25 percent by 2030. The use of new technologies in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry, and the promotion of high-efficiency and eco-friendly refrigerant are consistent with EGAT’s vision “Innovate Power Solutions for a Better Life.” It is thanks to ONEP, GIZ and EGAT officers who have continued to support and participate in the project.

20171227E 04

20171227E 05

          Mr. Tim Mahler, Project Director of GIZ Thailand said the support fund from the RAC NAMA Fund will be used to implement financial incentive measures in both sub-grants and revolving schemes to support the production and use of high-efficiency and eco-friendly air conditioners and refrigerators for producers, consumers at the household level, and small and medium-sized businesses, including the service sector such as training and testing equipment. Therefore, the RAC NAMA Fund is an opportunity to develop green technology along with developing the competitiveness of Thailand’s air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

20171227E 06

20171227E 07

          RAC NAMA is one of the first projects in Thailand and Southeast Asia to receive support fund from the NAMA Facility by the German and British governments. GIZ was commissioned to work in partnership with the Thai government, which includes Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) and Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE). The project’s implementation period is five years. Furthermore, the “RAC NAMA Fund” was established with the amount of 8.3 million euros (around 320 million baht) with EGAT as recipient on behalf of Thailand. The objective is to help Thailand achieve the target for energy consumption reduction according to the country’s Energy Efficiency Plan, and to achieve the target for greenhouse gas reduction, which was committied at the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change, by reducing the country’s greenhouse gases appropriately through the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

EGAT and GIZ sign the grant agreement for the RAC NAMA project to help Thailand achieve the greenhouse gas reduction target

          NAMA Facility gave support fund to Thailand through EGAT to promote the development of high-efficiency and eco-friendly air conditioning and refrigeration technologies in order to help achieve the targets for energy consumption reduction and greenhouse gas reduction, which was committed at the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change.

20171227E 01

          On December 20, 2017, Mr. Kodshayut Boriboonchatuporn, EGAT’s Deputy Governor – Power Plant Development, and Mr. Tim Mahler, Project Director of RAC NAMA of Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Thailand, attended the signing ceremony of the grant agreement of the RAC NAMA project, along with Mr. Pattarakit Techasikarn, EGAT’s Assistant Governor – Finance, who reported the background and purpose of the project. Representatives from different sectors joined in the ceremony, such as Mr. Colin Sike of the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Thailand, Mr. Phirun Saiyasitpanich, Ph.D., Director of Climate Change Management and Coordination Division, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), and representatives of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency Promotion as well as related EGAT officers at Kasem Chatikavanij Convention Hall, T.040 Building, EGAT Headquarters.

20171227E 02

20171227E 03

          Mr. Kodshayut Boriboonchatuporn, EGAT’s Deputy Governor – Power Plant Development said EGAT was honored to receive and manage the RAC NAMA Fund. In the past, EGAT has operated with an awareness to environmental care and social responsibility. The RAC NAMA project shows EGAT’s determination to participate with all sectors in order to care for and preserve our planet. The project will help Thailand achieve the target to reduce the country’s greenhouse gases 7 – 20 percent by 2020, and 20 – 25 percent by 2030. The use of new technologies in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry, and the promotion of high-efficiency and eco-friendly refrigerant are consistent with EGAT’s vision “Innovate Power Solutions for a Better Life.” It is thanks to ONEP, GIZ and EGAT officers who have continued to support and participate in the project.

20171227E 04

20171227E 05

          Mr. Tim Mahler, Project Director of GIZ Thailand said the support fund from the RAC NAMA Fund will be used to implement financial incentive measures in both sub-grants and revolving schemes to support the production and use of high-efficiency and eco-friendly air conditioners and refrigerators for producers, consumers at the household level, and small and medium-sized businesses, including the service sector such as training and testing equipment. Therefore, the RAC NAMA Fund is an opportunity to develop green technology along with developing the competitiveness of Thailand’s air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

20171227E 06

20171227E 07

          RAC NAMA is one of the first projects in Thailand and Southeast Asia to receive support fund from the NAMA Facility by the German and British governments. GIZ was commissioned to work in partnership with the Thai government, which includes Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) and Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE). The project’s implementation period is five years. Furthermore, the “RAC NAMA Fund” was established with the amount of 8.3 million euros (around 320 million baht) with EGAT as recipient on behalf of Thailand. The objective is to help Thailand achieve the target for energy consumption reduction according to the country’s Energy Efficiency Plan, and to achieve the target for greenhouse gas reduction, which was committied at the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change, by reducing the country’s greenhouse gases appropriately through the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

EGAT and GIZ sign the grant agreement for the RAC NAMA project to help Thailand achieve the greenhouse gas reduction target

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          NAMA Facility gave support fund to Thailand through EGAT to promote the development of high-efficiency and eco-friendly air conditioning and refrigeration technologies in order to help achieve the targets for energy consumption reduction and greenhouse gas reduction, which was committed at the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change.

20171227E 01

          On December 20, 2017, Mr. Kodshayut Boriboonchatuporn, EGAT’s Deputy Governor – Power Plant Development, and Mr. Tim Mahler, Project Director of RAC NAMA of Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Thailand, attended the signing ceremony of the grant agreement of the RAC NAMA project, along with Mr. Pattarakit Techasikarn, EGAT’s Assistant Governor – Finance, who reported the background and purpose of the project. Representatives from different sectors joined in the ceremony, such as Mr. Colin Sike of the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Thailand, Mr. Phirun Saiyasitpanich, Ph.D., Director of Climate Change Management and Coordination Division, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), and representatives of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency Promotion as well as related EGAT officers at Kasem Chatikavanij Convention Hall, T.040 Building, EGAT Headquarters.

20171227E 02

20171227E 03

          Mr. Kodshayut Boriboonchatuporn, EGAT’s Deputy Governor – Power Plant Development said EGAT was honored to receive and manage the RAC NAMA Fund. In the past, EGAT has operated with an awareness to environmental care and social responsibility. The RAC NAMA project shows EGAT’s determination to participate with all sectors in order to care for and preserve our planet. The project will help Thailand achieve the target to reduce the country’s greenhouse gases 7 – 20 percent by 2020, and 20 – 25 percent by 2030. The use of new technologies in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry, and the promotion of high-efficiency and eco-friendly refrigerant are consistent with EGAT’s vision “Innovate Power Solutions for a Better Life.” It is thanks to ONEP, GIZ and EGAT officers who have continued to support and participate in the project.

20171227E 04

20171227E 05

          Mr. Tim Mahler, Project Director of GIZ Thailand said the support fund from the RAC NAMA Fund will be used to implement financial incentive measures in both sub-grants and revolving schemes to support the production and use of high-efficiency and eco-friendly air conditioners and refrigerators for producers, consumers at the household level, and small and medium-sized businesses, including the service sector such as training and testing equipment. Therefore, the RAC NAMA Fund is an opportunity to develop green technology along with developing the competitiveness of Thailand’s air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

20171227E 06

20171227E 07

          RAC NAMA is one of the first projects in Thailand and Southeast Asia to receive support fund from the NAMA Facility by the German and British governments. GIZ was commissioned to work in partnership with the Thai government, which includes Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) and Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE). The project’s implementation period is five years. Furthermore, the “RAC NAMA Fund” was established with the amount of 8.3 million euros (around 320 million baht) with EGAT as recipient on behalf of Thailand. The objective is to help Thailand achieve the target for energy consumption reduction according to the country’s Energy Efficiency Plan, and to achieve the target for greenhouse gas reduction, which was committied at the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change, by reducing the country’s greenhouse gases appropriately through the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

Journey to clean Thailand’s oceans takes another step forward

Upcycling the Oceans Thailand - Dive for our planet

Bangkok, 26 December, 2017 – Building on the success of the ‘Upcycling the Oceans, Thailand’ project, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today officially kicked off the ‘SAVE the Ocean & SAVE for Your Next Dive’ campaign, offering divers the chance to earn discounts on dive trips, in return for helping to protect Thailand’s marine ecosystem.

Interested divers are encouraged to take part by following just three easy steps: first, they need to inform a participating dive operator that they would like to join the project. The dive operator will then give them a special rubbish collection bag. Second, divers collect rubbish while enjoying their dive, and return the bag to receive a stamp on their ‘Diving Passport’. Third, they can use the stamp to redeem special discounts on their next dive trip with a participating dive operator.

Participating operators and dive sites are located in easy reach of Bangkok, on Thailand’s picturesque Eastern Seaboard – from the conveniently located Ao Sattahip and Ao Samae San in Chon Buri to the magical island of Ko Samet and the hidden gem of Hin Phloeng in Rayong province.

The campaign is part of ‘Upcycling the Oceans, Thailand’ – a project that is a collaboration between TAT, PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) and the Ecoalf Foundation – which aims to not only transform plastic debris found in the ocean into thread to make fabric, but also to preserve the Kingdom’s crystal clear sea and unspoilt coastal areas.

During their dive, participating divers are encouraged to practice their buoyancy control while also being careful to maintain the fragile ecosystem they are helping to protect – for example, when removing fishing nets from coral, it is best to use scissors to carefully trim the net and not pull it in such a way that will cause the coral to break.

For more information and for a list of participating dive operators, visit www.utodive.com.

Open to the New Shades with TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand 2018 competition

TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand 2018 competition

Bangkok, 26 December, 2017 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) new communication concept of ‘Open to the New Shades’ is the focus of the eagerly awaited third edition of the TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand 2018 competition, for which blogs and photos can be submitted beginning 1 January 2018.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor said: “Bloggers can share their experiences in Thailand with a real sense of passion and thus inspire their audiences to visit the kingdom. This is a trend we very much support, in the way it can show the world’s travellers there is so much to see and do in ‘Amazing Thailand’ either for the first time or from a new perspective.”

Bloggers entering the 3rdTAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand competition can find plenty of inspiration in the ‘Open to the New Shades’ concept, in preparing their submissions.

This could be in the area of Gastronomy, for example, in which Thailand serves up an endless array of experiences from delicious street food to fine-dining restaurants to cooking classes to intriguing food tours.

Arts and Crafts is another element of the new communication campaign, with local wisdom, fascinating festivals and world-class artisans to be found throughout Thailand.

In terms of Nature and Beaches, Thailand offers outstanding natural sites and stunning landscapes from the North to the South and West to East. The beaches of the South are renowned as being among the most beautiful in Asia.

Culture is another fascinating area in which bloggers are presented with endless opportunities to discover new perspectives of Thailand, whether in the area of religion, sports or the arts for example, or to build on memorable experiences enjoyed on earlier visits.

Way of Life is another element of the ‘Open to the New Shades’ campaign and one that abounds with unique Thai local experiences. Bloggers can build their competition entries around the warmth and hospitality of a farm tour or homestay they might take in Thailand, or their mind-boggling exploration of a bustling street market. The opportunities are many and widespread throughout the country.

Bloggers can submit their entries to the 3rdTAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand competition between 1 January and 15 February, 2018. The voting period is from 1 January to 15 March, 2018, with the winners’ announcement to be made in the last week of March.

As in previous years, the winners will be treated to a return airfare and an all-expenses-paid trip in Thailand. This time around, the trip routing will be highlighting the ‘Colours of the East’, combining the capital Bangkok with the cultural charms and natural wonders of Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat, and take place in May 2018.

More information on the 3rd TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand competition, including rules and requirements for submitting entries, can be found at http://blog.tatnews.org/