06
March
2019

Advancing Partnership for Sustainability Exhibition in Chiang Rai

06
March
2019

Advancing Partnership for Sustainability Exhibition in Chiang Rai

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On 6 March 2019, H.E. Mrs. Busaya Mathelin, Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, presided over the “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability Exhibition,” at Central Plaza Chiang Rai. Chiang Rai Governor, SCG Director/ Office of Vice President Corporate Administration, General Manager of Central Plaza Chiang Rai, and Assistant Director of Baan Mae Chan School also participated in the event.

The event was part of continued attempt to raise awareness on Thailand’s ASEAN Chairmanship in 2019 under the theme “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability.” The exhibition focused on “Green Meeting” which is the idea of conducting meetings that are environmental friendly by reducing the use of paper and plastic, as well as recycling meeting materials (3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle). The Thai Government has invited private sector and civil society to be “Partners for Sustainability” to collectively drive this idea.

At the event, Siam Cement Group (SCG), which is one of the partners for Green Meeting initiative, has provided bookshelves made from recycled paper for Baan Mae Chan School, which is one of 44 schools across Thailand with ASEAN library – a project by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs called “1 Province 1 School 1 ASEAN Library for the People.”

Today’s event was an example of concrete cooperation between public and private sectors to raise awareness and help create sustainable development in the community. As Chiang Rai is hosting the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) this week, Central Plaza Chiang Rai is giving out free shopping bag for every 500 Baht purchase at TOPs Supermarket in effort to help reduce the use of single use plastic.

In 2019, Chiang Rai will host several ASEAN Meetings including ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting this week, the 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting, and the 5th ASEAN Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting and Related Meetings in April.

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