Satellite Saves Life for Thai Navy

Telecommunication Press Releases Wednesday September 3, 2014 11:28
Bangkok--3 Sep--Thaicom

Thaicom PLC, Thailand’s satellite leader, has continued the “Satellite Saves Life" Project which align with its social responsibility direction in providing the opportunity and accessibility to the satellite-based communication network and utilization. This project aims to improve health promotion programs and increase the quality of life via the accessibility to the fundamental medical knowledge and help. In addition to providing communication network and connectivity for a help, relief and recovery during disasters and crisis, Thaicom has also intended to support medical personnel and institutes to provide a physical rehabilitation, mental recovery of the patients as well as the morale and relaxation of the medical officers. To support the medical battalion of the Royal Thai Navy, Thaicom PLC, led by Ms. Thitipa Laxanaphisuth, Assistant Vice President for Corporate Communications, and Thaicom Volunteers have provided the satellite dishes and television sets for the accessibility to the broadcast news, health information, knowledge of disaster relief and preparedness, including entertainment programs for the patients and medical staff within the commanding areas of Sattahip Naval Base from the Eastern - Southern coasts. At the hand-over ceremony, Commander Dr. Anucha Likitvong RTN, represented the Medical Battalion Combat Logistics and Support Regiment Air and Coastal Defense Command on September 2, 2014 at Sattahip Naval Base.

Through time, Thaicom PLC has operated the satellite business solutions and innovative technology based on its core competency in satellite network, technology as well as professionals in order to serve its customers while continuously created shared values among the key stakeholders to ensure a strong growth and sustainable development. Apart from a profitable operation, transparency and corporate governance, Thaicom has initiated and conducted corporate social responsibility missions in three folds including 1."Communication Accessibility" by donating satellite dishes and TV sets, together with sharing the knowledge in satellite dish installation, 2. "Education Support" by providing educational opportunity to the children and youth especially in remote areas, 3. "Community Development & Disaster Relief" in which to ensure a better quality of life as well as a fine relief and recovery resulting from disasters. Thaicom has created shared values among all stakeholders through the CSR activities such as the "Satellite Saves Life" project that educate and share the knowledge about the preparedness and rescue measurements in crisis with cooperation with the Thai Red Cross Society, Royal Thai Air Force, Royal Thai Navy and Royal Thai Army; "SATCOM on the Move" Solution provided to the Royal Thai Navy Cruisers on H.T.M.S. Krabi allowing soldiers to access to the communication mobility; the support of satellite dishes, set-top boxes and knowledge sharing for the installation and long distance learning through “Thai Kids Thaicom" Project in corporation with vocational students, schools in rural area, convicted drug-addicts and prisoners of the Wiwat Pollamuang School under the patronage of the Royal Thai Navy--this cooperation will help extending the knowledge to the community, allowing them to have a good vocation and opportunities to return to the society as a good citizen; the creation of scientific inspiration and extraordinary space experience through world-class, space exhibitions namely the NASA - A HUMAN ADVENTURE which is the first time in SEA.

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