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  • Thailand News

    PM Srettha aims to boost Asia-Pacific’s sustainable development

    PM Srettha charged the United Nations’ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to assist in identifying innovative solutions to promote sustainable development across the Asia-Pacific region. This appeal was part of his address at the 80th ESCAP session, themed Leveraging Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific, held in Bangkok yesterday, April 22.…

  • Thailand News

    UN official urges stronger action for sustainable development goals

    The Chief of Outreach & Engagement at the UN Global Compact highlighted a pressing need for stronger collective action from all stakeholders to reach the United Nation’s sustainable development goals by 2030. During a media interaction in Thailand, Sue Allchurch expressed concerns about the sluggish progress towards these goals, despite global recognition of their importance. Allchurch outlined various obstacles that…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand No.1 in ASEAN according to UN’s 2023 Sustainable Development ranking

    Thailand‘s recent economic, social, and green development has been reflected in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Report for 2023. In a statement relayed by Trisulee Trisoranakul, the Deputy Government spokesperson, it is reported that Thailand’s Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense, Prayut Chan-o-cha, is pleased. Thailand has now improved its standing to the 43rd position among 166 countries from…

  • Phuket News

    Experts meet challenge of sustainable development in honor of HM King

    BANGKOK: The nation’s top environmental experts and planners met in Bangkok this week to address the challenges faced in bringing about sustainable development in Asia, in a conference held in honor of His Majesty the King of Thailand’s 70th Anniversary of his accession to the throne. The two-day seminar, dubbed ‘Sustainable Development Challenge in Asia’, was held at the Dusit…

  • Opinion

    Sunday Opinion: Nesting sustainable development

    PHUKET: The Phuket Gazette would like to join the Phuket Governor in wishing all of our readers a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012. [Click here to read the governor’s column in the current issue of our newspaper.] The past 12 months have seen continued growth in the tourism sector, but Phuket’s ongoing transformation into a vibrant, international destination has not…

  • Press Room

    Development Management Group celebrates 25 Years of delivering sustainable projects in Phuket

    Press Release Phuket villa sales and hospitality developments are booming right now. If you are planning to buy or develop in the area growth market, you are already a smart investor. There are many sound financial and attractive lifestyle reasons to invest in the region. And, in the current seller’s market, the smart buyer is wise to engage professional advocacy…

  • Thailand News

    PM Srettha monitors Bangkok canal development projects

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has taken a hands-on approach to ensure the success of a monumental development project in celebration of His Majesty the King’s 72nd Birthday or 6th Cycle Anniversary on July 28. The ambitious Klong Ong Ang and Klong Bang Lamphu project, one of 10 initiatives aimed at rejuvenating Bangkok, has been hailed for transforming the cityscape, making…

  • Thailand News

    Interior Minister promotes sustainable income project in Lamphun

    The Deputy Interior Minister visited Lamphun to inaugurate the Sustainable Community Income Development Project and encourage provincial development officers. The event took place today, June 13, at the Ministry of Interior Market Organisation’s Lamphun branch (Central Tunnel Market). Minister Kriang Kalptinan emphasised the significance of the project, stating its primary objective is to develop, promote, and support marketing channels. This…

  • Guides

    Advancements in sustainable infrastructure for urban renewal

    In today’s world, there are many advantages of energy-efficient buildings, eco-friendly transportation systems, autonomous smart cities, sustainable infrastructure, and the use of renewable energy sources. These innovations are pinpointed as essential in diminishing carbon emissions, conserving energy, and bolstering our infrastructure’s resilience. The narrative highlights that these technological advancements not only safeguard the environment but also bring economic benefits and…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket launches free electric bus to drive sustainable tourism

    Phuket is gearing up for a greener future with the launch of a free air-conditioned electric bus service in the heart of the city. Scheduled to accelerate on May 9, this eco-friendly initiative is driven by a collaboration between local companies under the banner of PKCD and the Sustainable Tourism Development Foundation. The announcement for the 22-seat Smart Bus EV…

  • Business News

    Thai tourism federation calls for urgent supply development

    The Federation of Thai Tourism Associations (FETTA) has revealed its intention to present an urgent demand for supply development to the government. The appeal is due to a rising demand that is overburdening the existing infrastructure. This was disclosed by FETTA Secretary-General Adith Chairattananon. Adith explained that while the government has been keen on stimulating demand by granting visa exemptions…

  • Automotive

    Going green in style with the top sustainable luxury cars

    As the world becomes more and more conscious of its environmental impact, whenever people have been searching for their new car, they have also been searching for ways to reduce their carbon footprint while still enjoying luxurious lifestyles. Going green in style is now possible with the top sustainable luxury cars that are currently on the market. From high-end electric…

  • Business News

    BDMS’s sustainable business practices shine on global stage

    Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS) has been recognised as a global leader in sustainable business practices by the 2023 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The healthcare giant’s commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles underscored its dedication to responsible business conduct. Adherence to these principles aims to uphold BDMS’s reputation as a healthcare innovator while making a positive impact on…

  • Thailand Travel

    Releasing sharks on an island holiday: SAii’s latest sustainable adventure

    Whether you’re an avid travel buff or not, chances are you’ve encountered the latest buzzword of ecotourism making rounds on the Internet, your social media feeds, and airport billboards. But what exactly is ecotourism? The popular definition of ecotourism is to travel with sustainability in mind. In other words, eco-tourists are travellers who preserve the integrity of a natural environment…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Mekong basin developmental projects threaten livelihoods, wildlife

    An expert in sustainable growth and fair use of natural resources has warned that lives and livelihoods along the Mekong Basin could be in jeopardy as a result of developmental projects. The 14,000-rai Wiang Nong Lom in northern Thailand, a shared resource and home to a multitude of freshwater species, has long been a haven for local wildlife. Now, however,…

  • Business News

    Raimon Land plans 3,588 million baht capital increase for sustainable growth

    Raimon Land Public Company Limited (RML), a premier real estate developer in Thailand, plans to increase its capital by 3,588 million baht (US$99 million) from 4,172 million baht (US$116 million) to a total of 7,760 million baht (US$216 million). This move is part of RML’s strategy to support sustainable growth, targeting continuous profit enhancement and a turnaround. The proposal will…

  • Travel

    Eco-tourism in Thailand: A guide to sustainable travel hotspots

    As eco-tourism takes centre stage in the global travel agenda, Thailand emerges as a shining example of how natural beauty and sustainability can be harmoniously balanced. With a dedication to preserving its rich ecosystems and cultural heritage, Thailand offers eco-conscious travellers a plethora of destinations that cater to a sense of adventure, while minimizing the impact on the environment. Let…

  • Thailand News

    Water management advancements: Irrigation department propels development

    The Irrigation Department is pushing forward with the development of the Lower Huai Luang Basin and the Huai Pue Dam project to enhance water management capabilities and mitigate drought and flooding. Sunthorn Kamsee Mueang, director of the Office of Large Irrigation Construction Office No. 5, along with Irrigation Department officials and the media, visited the project site in Phon Pisai…

  • Business News

    Thai chamber calls for infrastructure development in secondary tourism provinces

    A call to accelerate public infrastructure development in 10 secondary tourism provinces has been issued by the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC). The move is hoped to push tourism revenue and transform these areas into main tourist attractions. The TCC, on Saturday, shared its development blueprint, which also aims to address social inequality within the 10 provinces currently under consideration.…

  • Thailand News

    Krungsri Bank anticipates Thai baht fluctuation amid global market developments

    The Global Markets team at Krungsri Bank predicts a movement in the Thai baht this week within the range of 35.40 to 36.00 baht per US dollar. Last week, the baht closed weaker at 35.79 baht per US dollar after trading in the range of 35.43 to 35.82 baht per US dollar. The dollar strengthened against the euro but held…

  • Transport News

    Bangchak Corporation pivots to sustainable aviation fuel

    A forward-looking strategy is being implemented by energy conglomerate Bangchak Corporation as it navigates the uncertain future of the oil refinery business, deeply impacted by the global push for electric vehicles. In an endeavour to address this dilemma, the corporation has steered its focus towards the development of biofuel, known as sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), for aircraft, potentially a major…

  • Business News

    Sustainable financing: Unlocking Thailand’s net-zero pathway challenge

    The urgency of tackling climate change and transitioning towards a sustainable future has drawn increased attention to the importance of sustainable financing in recent years. With every investment decision holding the potential to mould the fate of the planet, governments, corporations, and financial institutions are recognising the significance of funding environmentally friendly initiatives. The push for a net-zero carbon economy…

  • World News

    Sarawak drafts biodiversity masterplan for sustainable economic growth

    Sarawak’s state government is working on a biodiversity masterplan to integrate biodiversity and ecosystem management into the state’s legal framework and institutions, with the aim of promoting sustainable economic development. The draft masterplan is currently being discussed with relevant stakeholders before it can be officially endorsed by the state government. Sarawak is home to one of the world’s oldest rainforests,…

  • Tourism News

    TAT aims to reel in foodie tourists with new sustainable culinary programme (video)

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) set its sights on further enhancing Thailand’s reputation as a culinary destination while promoting sustainability. The TAT is now aiming to reel in foodie tourists with the new Amazing Thailand Culinary City programme, aimed at promoting gastronomy tourism. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, stated that the Amazing Thailand Culinary…

  • Tourism News

    Two Thai destinations win awards in Germany for sustainable tourism

    Two Thai destinations have won prestigious awards in Germany for sustainable tourism. The destinations are the island of Koh Mak, located in the eastern Trat province, and Huay Pu Keng village in the northern Mae Hong Son province. The two picturesque locations won top spots at the Green Destinations Story Awards held at ITB Berlin 2023 in Germany. The awards…

  • World News

    Bio, circular, green – Thailand’s BCG offers APEC sustainable economy

    Thailand is preparing to welcome the 21 APEC members to Bangkok next month with a new business code of conduct that espouses a Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) economic model. The BCG model is both environmentally-friendly and responsible, the Foreign Ministry’s senior APEC official Cherdchai Chaivaivid said during an interview with The Nation. The director-general of the Department of International Economic Affairs noted…

  • Events

    PHIST, Southeast Asia’s biggest and best sustainable tourism forum is back as a live, in-person event!

    PRESS RELEASE PHIST (Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism), Southeast Asia’s biggest and best sustainable tourism forum is back as a live, in-person event! Over 1,000 participants, including senior executives and keynote speakers, will gather in Phuket on Monday 26th September 2022 to tackle the most important sustainability issues impacting the industry today. Approximately 30 green exhibitors are also expected…

  • Sponsored

    SEADS provides sustainable solutions for Southeast Asia’s recovery

    Press Release The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is hosting the Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS) 2022—Sustainable Solutions for Southeast Asia’s Recovery on the 16th and 17th of March. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming SEADS 2022 event. What is SEADS? The Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS) is an annual flagship knowledge event organized by the Asian Development…

  • World News

    Tourism developments threaten Cambodia’s forests and coastline

    The following story is by Danielle Keeton Olsen and Roun Ry for China Dialogue, a nonprofit focused on environmental news related to China and Asia. “Before when we wanted to eat, we just went and caught some fish, but now it’s nothing like before, as all the natural resources have disappeared,” says 68 year old Sen Chantha who lives in…

  • Events

    Phuket fights for sustainable tourism at PHIST 2019

    Phuket readies to host PHIST 2019 in the fight against environmental degradation in Southeast Asia’s idyllic island destinations. PHIST (Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism) 2019 is a free-to-attend one-day conference that takes place on Thursday, September 23, 2019 at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa. The important event will gather approximately 1,000 delegates, including more than 70 of…