Amata, GGGI go green
Corporation Plc, the SET-listed industrial estate developer, and South Korea-based Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to advance green growth and sustainable development, especially for green and smart Thai cities.
The MoU, signed by Vikrom Kromadit, chief executive of Amata, and Frank Rijsberman, GGGI’s director-general, will serve as a platform for cooperation between the two parties, including sharing knowledge and experience through joint publications, workshops, conferences and seminars, which are regarded as essential for transitioning to green and smart cities.
The two agencies will work together to support for Thailand’s commitment toward achieving its Sustainable Development Goals.
“GGGI’s analysis shows that special economic zones, or industrial estates, which are a key government policy across Southeast Asia, provide a unique opportunity for green economic growth,” said Mr Rijsberman. “My vision is that such zones should become zero-carbon and zero-waste, and our collaboration with Amata, a leading regional industrial estate provider, is intended to demonstrate what is feasible and then lead the way.”
Under the MoU, the GGGI will review the initiatives while providing recommendations to further enhance and expand the Green and Smart City initiative. Amata will actively assist stakeholders working at Amata’s industrial estate in Chon Buri.
“Amata has a policy of making our industrial estate green, so this MoU will help out planning our smart city, making a better future and a more suitable environment for workers,” said Mr Vikrom.