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Groundbreaking Saha Group and Quark Biosciences MOU Revolutionizes Thailand’s Biotechnology Landscape

Recently, a momentous event took place at the 28th Saha Group Fair held at BITEC Bangna on June 27, 2024. The fair witnessed a groundbreaking partnership between Saha Group and Quark Biosciences, aiming to revolutionize the biotechnology landscape. This collaboration was formalized with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that garnered attention and admiration from industry experts and attendees alike. The ceremonious occasion was graced by the presence of Ms Supamas Isarabhakdi, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation of Thailand, who presided over the event as an honorary witness. Adding to the prestige, Professor Dr Piyamitr Sritara, Chairman of the Executive Board at The National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), also honored the MOU signing with his esteemed presence. Ms Supamas Isarabhakdi eloquently addressed the gathering, emphasizing the significance of this partnership in light of Thailand’s transitioning demographics. “As Thai society steps into an…

Entrepreneurs Unite to Reclaim Pattaya’s Image: A City Beyond Labels

The vibrant city of Pattaya recently saw a spirited gathering at the iconic entrance of its famous Walking Street, where a passionate group of entrepreneurs and locals united in protest. Their message was clear: they reject the unfair label of “sin city, heaven of prostitutes” that had been pinned on Pattaya by the Thai media outlet, Thairath. Residents demanded that the city’s wealth of positive aspects be highlighted instead—showcasing what makes Pattaya a beloved destination around the world. With a palpable sense of pride, the assembled entrepreneurs emphasized that Pattaya is not merely defined by its entertainment sector. Far from it, the city is a bustling hub of diverse attractions that captivate tourists from all corners of the globe. The protestors didn’t stop there; they underscored the immense economic contributions that Pattaya’s travel industry brings to Thailand, making it an indispensable pillar of the nation’s financial health. Drawing tourists with…

MEA Leads Major Cable Removal and Underground Placement Project on Sutthisan Winitchai Road for a Safer Bangkok

Mr. Thaveesak Smansin, Assistant Governor of Distribution System Service, alongside Assoc. Prof. Wisanu Subsompon, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, and Dr. Panomporn Suvannapattana, Advisor to the Commissioner at the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, recently gathered with a host of notable figures. Among them were Mr. Rachan Pensiri, Advisor to the Executive Committee of the Telecommunications Association of Thailand Under The Royal Patronage, and representatives from various agencies including the Royal Thai Police and telecommunications operators. They all came together to support an ambitious project focused on enhancing the infrastructure along Sutthisan Winitchai Road. The project’s heart lies in the removal of communication cables stretching from the Phahonyothin Road intersection to the Vibhavadi Rangsit Road intersection—a distance covering 1.6 kilometres. The start point is set at the Bangchak gas station on Soi Inthamara 4, Sutthisan Winitchai Road. This initiative marks a significant step forward by MEA, the principal…

MEA’s Energy Mind Award Season 2: Empowering Thai Students in Energy and Environmental Conservation

The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) recently hosted an exhilarating event aimed at bolstering student capacities in energy and environmental conservation—none other than the thrilling Energy Mind Award Season 2, 2024! This electrifying gathering took place in the illustrious Chaophraya Surasakmontree Room at the MEA Ploenchit Office. Brimming with enthusiasm, the initiative’s core goal was to deepen the understanding of the project’s framework and standards among the young participants. This year’s event was nothing short of spectacular, as a whopping 81 educational institutions leaped at the opportunity to gain cutting-edge knowledge about energy and environmental preservation. Full of zest and zeal, students delved into systematic and effective methods of energy conservation. They meticulously planned energy-saving strategies for their schools, poised to transform them into sterling examples of conservation. All in all, a grand total of 324 students are set to embark on a remarkable learning journey at the picturesque Ruam Tawan…

CCIB Busts Major Scam, Saves Foreign Workers from 3 Billion Baht Fraud

Cybercrime police officers have intercepted two suspects implicated in a sophisticated scam ring on Thursday, as showcased by a gripping snapshot released by the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB). This gang cunningly exploited foreign workers, coercing them into opening mule bank accounts which were subsequently hawked to scammers. These dubious accounts were the lifeblood of over 3 billion baht worth of fraudulent transactions. The nefarious operation began by legally importing foreign labor into Thailand. However, upon arrival, these unsuspecting workers were duped into establishing bank accounts across various financial institutions. Little did they know, these accounts would soon find their way into the hands of swindlers, including illicit gambling website operators. On Thursday, the CCIB proudly rolled out the ‘Save Foreign Workers’ initiative, an investigative endeavor that peeled back the layers of this elaborate fraud. Their diligent efforts unearthed a staggering 50 plus foreign workers who had fallen prey to…

CP Foods Enhances Sustainability with Smart Farms & ‘Forest in Farm’ Initiative in Thailand

Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) is revolutionizing agricultural efficiency and environmental sustainability with the implementation of a cutting-edge “Smart Farm” system across its broiler farms nationwide. These state-of-the-art facilities leverage intelligent technologies and eco-friendly solutions to bolster biosecurity measures and optimize resource management. On top of that, CP Foods is transforming vacant farm spaces into lush, green environments by planting trees. An exemplary model of this approach can be found in Nong Khoi District, Saraburi Province. This advanced biosecurity system not only enhances the safety and well-being of the livestock but also repurposes idle areas into verdant spaces, providing benefits for both the facility and the surrounding communities. CP Foods has stepped up its environmental responsibility efforts through its “Forest in Farm” initiative. This comprehensive project focuses on forest preservation and regeneration, the enhancement of biosecurity measures, and the strategic management of farm trees and carbon credits.…

Voralak Tulaphorn of The Mall Group Named in Top 10 CMOs in Thailand 2024 by CEO Insights Asia

Voralak Tulaphorn, the dynamic Chief Marketing Officer of The Mall Group Co., Ltd., has been honored as one of the “TOP 10 CMOs IN THAILAND 2024” by CEO Insights Asia. Not only does she stand shoulder to shoulder with marketing maestros from global giants like Electrolux Group, McDonald’s, and PepsiCo, but she also exemplifies the pinnacle of marketing prowess. This prestigious award, now in its third consecutive year, celebrates those exceptional leaders who propel their organizations towards a vibrant and transformative future. Alongside this accolade, an exclusive interview with Voralak will be spotlighted on the CEO Insights Asia website and in their June 2024 magazine issue. A powerhouse in the marketing industry, Voralak boasts a career that traverses multiple sectors. She kicked off her journey at the famed advertising agency Leo Burnett, maneuvered the intricate world of delivery and takeout services at Pizza Hut, and navigated significant roles in real…

Tragic Shootout in Chiang Dao: Honoring Fallen Hero Pol Cpl Saranyu Singkham

As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a dusky glow over Chiang Dao district in the picturesque Chiang Mai province, a chilling drama began to unfold. Police officers had set their sights on a man suspected of drug trafficking. Little did they know that this routine operation would soon escalate into a deadly confrontation, painting an otherwise peaceful evening with grim shades of suspense and sorrow. It all began when a combined task force consisting of police, soldiers, and local officials arrived at the suspect’s residence nestled in Jiachan village, Moo 13, within the serene tambon Mang Na. With the clock striking close to 9.30 PM, the atmosphere was thick with tension. The team, moving under the cloak of night, meticulously surrounded the house, ready to apprehend their target. However, destiny had other plans. The suspect, sharp and alert, sensed the impending danger and made a calculated dash through…

Phyathai-Paolo Hospital Group Wins 2024 Asia Marketing Excellence Award for Sustainable Practices

The Phyathai-Paolo Hospital Group has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to sustainable business practices and social responsibility, recently earning the prestigious Marketing Company of the Year (MCOY) award at the 2024 Asia Marketing Excellence Awards. This accolade, presented by the Asia Marketing Federation (AMF), honors companies that set new benchmarks in marketing excellence across Asia. Notably, Phyathai-Paolo is the first Thai hospital group recommended by the Marketing Association of Thailand (MAT) and competed in Indonesia in May 2024, garnering international recognition and inspiring other organizations in the region. The Marketing Association of Thailand (MAT) recently celebrated Phyathai-Paolo Hospital Group’s success, with key executives including Marketing Executive Director Mr. Supakorn Phawanna, Corporate Brand Marketing & Public Relations Director Ms. Wanida Setthasawet, and Business Strategy & Special Projects Manager Ms. Supapron Ngerndee, at the helm. The award ceremony, originally held in Thailand, precedes the official presentation by the Asia Marketing Federation (AMF) in…

Chaiwat Kovavisarach Leads Bangchak to Asia-Pacific Climate Leaders 2024 Recognition

Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited has achieved a remarkable accolade by being recognized among the Asia-Pacific Climate Leaders 2024, an honor bestowed by the Financial Times and Statista. This prestigious recognition highlights Bangchak’s pioneering efforts in the energy and utilities sector, marking it as the first and only Thai company in this category to earn such distinction. The award underscores Bangchak’s concrete achievements in significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions on its path to becoming a low-carbon organization. Chaiwat Kovavisarach, the Group Chief Executive Officer and President of Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited, expressed his delight and pride, stating, “We are thrilled and honored that Bangchak has been featured among the Asia-Pacific Climate Leaders 2024 by the Financial Times, a globally esteemed news organization known for its rigorous selection process. As the first and only Thai company in the energy and utilities sector to be included in these rankings—alongside six other…