Amata, GGGI go green

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Amata

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.

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