May 20, 2013
7 August 2012
At the end of 2011, the number of Thai mobile users hit 75.35 million. The number is huge compared to the 65 million population. But bigger than that is the environmental impact from this lifestyle deriving from the thrashing of a number of mobile phone batteries, estimated to last 2 years on average.
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.