May 23, 2013
9 November 2011
During his visit to Thailand on Nov 9, Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan, donated Bt10 million to the Rajaprajanugroh Foundation for the Thai flood relief effort.
The fund was presented to His Majesty’s Principal Private Secretary, Arsa Sarasin, in the Privy Council Chambers.
The ongoing flooding situation in the central region of Thailand has impacted the loss of Thai people life, as well as caused damages to telecommunication, public infrastructures, and economy.
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has perceived the severity of the situation and wishes for being a part of the country’s soonest recovery as in the same way Japan had received tremendous support after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster.
"As the representative of Toyota, I am putting in our best efforts to alleviate all those affected by disasters. I visit the country to realize the real situation. We will re-start the production in Thailand on Nov 21. This year’s floods would not affect any investment expansion. Thailand is always considered significant for us and we would truly like to pass through the hard time together.”
Toyota has suspended the production at 3 plants in Thailand due to the supply-chain disruptions, which also caused a cut in production in many manufacturing plants across the world.
The Japanese government, under its grant assistance for grassroots human security projects scheme (GGP), is providing Bt1.88 million for waste-management centres and promoting waste recycling in Samokhae sub-district in the Muang district of Phitsanulok province.
Richard Abela, country president of Novartis (Thailand) has donated Bt473,000 to the Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind, under the patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
General Motors vice president of global manufacturing and president of international operations Tim Lee recently joined GM Southeast Asia president Martin Apfel to hand out 130 virtually indestructible footballs to schoolchildren in Chon Buri.