Published on November 21, 2007
The authority will also earmark a budget for improving the computerised system for automatic screening of containers flowing in and out of the Bangkok Port and an "e-toll system".
BPE's UK deal
Biodegradable Packaging for the Environment (BPE) has secured an exclusive Bt8-million deal to supply Tesco UK with tableware: plates, bowls and trays.
The products will replace those made from styrofoam, a leading source of toxins. The new products are made from bagasse - a by-product of sugar-cane refining - and degrade to a substance usable as fertiliser in 45 days.
"We're very excited to have this important contract with a leading multinational retailer," said BPE managing director Surasak Leuangaramsri. "We hope it means increasing importance for our technology, because we believe biodegradable packaging is the material of the future." These ground-breaking products are also available under the Tesco brand at all outlets in Thailand. Tesco UK said that last year, it facilitated Bt7.8 billion worth of Thai exports through its global network, both food products (Bt4.9 billion) and non-food products (Bt2.9 billion).
Le Meridien Khao Lak Beach and Spa Resort was given a five-star rating by Thailand's Foundation for Standards and Human Resource Development in the Hospitality Industry. This is Phang Nga's first such rating.
The rating was awarded based on the evaluation of the resort's physical aspects, including location and surroundings, construction aspects of the architecture, safety and security systems, facilities, quality of service and maintenance.
Le Meridien was named Asia's and Thailand's Leading Spa Resort in the 2006 World Travel Awards.