Dow and Thai Red Cross Provide Clean Drinking Water for Remote Students

BANGKOK - March 24, 2017 -

On the World Water Day, Dow Thailand Group, together with Thai Red Cross’s Relief and Community Health Bureau, Dow Water & Process Solutions, Unitech Co., Ltd, and Water Net PLC., announced the collaboration in the MOU signing ceremony of “Thai Red Cross - Dow Clean Drinking Water for Remote Schools” project. With Dow’s world-class technology, the project will install drinking water filtration machines at 50 remote schools nationwide from 2017 to 2019 as well as provide a 5-year maintenance support to ensure those participating schools have clean drinking water throughout the purifier’s life time. The project aims to grant access to clean drinking water, reduce illness caused by unclean drinking water, and enhance learning potential for Thai children.

Additionally, the project will harbor monetary support from private schools and the general public for each beneficial school. Interested donators can contribute by transferring money to Fundraising Office, Thai Red Cross account, Krung Thai Bank PLC, Surawongse Branch, Account no. 023 6 06799 0.

In this photo (from left to right)

  • Mr. Jirasak Tapajote, Ban Chang District Chief Officer, Rayong Province
  • Ms. Thitinun Charoen-aj, Vice President, Rayong Red Cross Chapters
  • Ms. Siriwan Prasong, Vice President, Ayutthaya Red Cross Chapters
  • Dr. Nuttapon Praditponlerd, Managing Director, Water Net PLC.
  • Lt.Gen.Dr. Amnat Barlee, Director of Relief and Community Health Bureau, Thai Red Cross
  • Mr. Jirasak Singmaneechai, Managing Director, Dow Thailand Group
  • Mr. Yanyong Juanuwattanakul, Managing Director, Unitech Co., Ltd.
  • Dr. Nuttaporn Wongsuttipakorn, Deputy Director - General, Department of Health
  • Mr. Pranai Suwannarat, Director, Thai Red Cross Chapters Administration Bureau
  • Mr. Marwan Jilani, Head of Bangkok Office, International Federation of Red Cross

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For more information, please contact:

Thorsaeng Chuangchote /
Napassorn Noi-Am
FleishmanHillard
Tel: 02-207-2489
Email: thorsaeng.chuangchote@fleishman.com
Email: napassorn.noi-am@fleishman.com

Suttipong Krotintakom
Dow Thailand Group
Tel. 038-673315
Email: skrotintakom@dow.com