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XII No.10 - Sunday May 19 - Saturday June 1, 2013

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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 Mai

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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 club.
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 public.
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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Tata Steel teams with condo projects for earthquake safe buildings

Public Health Ministry to develop Thailand as ASEAN medical hub



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