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EU and Koh Samui push hotels for the green standard

The European Union and the Koh Samui Municipality have joined hands to encourage hotel entrepreneurs in Koh Samui to develop towards a green standard of hotel management.

According to the Mayor of Koh Samui Ramnet Jaikwang, yesterday the European Union and the Koh Samui Municipality have held a preparation seminar for hotel entrepreneurs in Koh Samui to promote environmental friendly services known as the green standard.

In this seminar, there was a lecture on an environmentally friendly procurement policy and the government’s policy on choosing hotels that have passed the eco-friendly operations criteria of the Pollution Control Department as the location for government seminar.

The Mayor said that the Koh Samui Municipality was working to develop the area as a sustainable and ecologically friendly tourism destination and residential place.

He said that the municipality will be providing EU sponsored field observations, with field experts to provide practical suggestions for hotels to become more environmental friendly, complying with the Thai Green Hotel codes.

Delegates from the Koh Samui Municipality, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Pollution Control Department, the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, as well as government and private agencies have visited and studied the green standards in the European countries which will be used to apply practical improvements to Thailand.

The visit and the cooperation of all related agencies will improve the sustainable development of Koh Samui island, said the mayor.

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