Tata Steel teams with condo projects for earthquake safe buildings
Songsak Piyavan, Vice President of Marketing and
Sales, Tata Steel (Thailand) Public Company Limited (Thailand), led the
management team to deliver Tata Steel S. Super to two condo projects in Chiang
Tata Steel (Thailand) has teamed with two condominium projects in Chiang
Mai to use Tata Steel S. Super steel that is earthquake safe. The Unique by the
Laguna Home and The Nine By Regent are the two projects in Chiang Mai using this
technology in their construction.
Anantkan Thipparat, Construction Manager of The Unique by The Laguna Home, said
the project had selected the best materials in their construction and wanted to
make sure their customers were confident in the safety of their buildings. He
noted that Chiang Mai does have regular occurrences of earthquakes and that a
key selling point of the condo project would be its safety in an earthquake due
to the Tata steel.
Taweedej Aom-aree, an executive with The Nine Condominium project, said the
company has chosen Tata Steel S. Super for the company’s first condominium
project and that he had confidence in the quality of the product. He said that
he had studied international markets that were prone to earthquakes and that
this type of steel was the one most used in construction.
Public Health Ministry to develop Thailand as ASEAN medical hub
Plans to extend medical visa duration
The Public Health Ministry will develop Thailand as
ASEAN’s medical hub, aiming to draw in more foreigners for medical treatment
by 10% a year. Public Health Minister Dr Pradit Sintavanarong said on the
weekly televised programme “PM Yingluck Government Meets the People” that
the government is preparing the country to become ASEAN’s medical and health
The government aims to generate revenues for the country of Bt14 billion and
attract more than the existing one million patients per year. The duration
of a medical visa allowed for tourists is to be extended from 30 days to 90
days with four persons permitted to accompany one patient under conditions
set by the government. Such visas are already provided for patients in the
Middle East and will be given to those from Scandinavian countries. The
government will be publicising its promotions to attract at least 10 per
cent more foreign patients to the country per year within 5 years.
Foreign patients will be encouraged to seek treatment at private hospitals
in order that service provisions will be sufficient and not affect the Thai
public, while public hospitals are to focus on developing technology and
medical knowledge as well as reduce inequality of service offered to the
Dr Pradit said medical conferences should also be organised, in
collaboration with the Tourism and Sports Ministry, to publicise the work of
Thai medical teams to the world. If organised regularly, he said the events
would be able to establish credibility and reinforce a good image of the
Thai medical profession internationally. (MCOT online news)
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