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15 May 2009 :: 14:05:21 pm 23490

Raimon Land Completes Home For Underprivileged Children In Klong Toey With Mercy Centre

BANGKOK; May 13, 2009 ? Luxury property developer Raimon Land has completed the construction of the Baan Mercy Ruamjai Pattana building for the Human Development Foundation in Klong Toey to house underprivileged children from the area.?
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Announced in May last year, the project has been finished in just over twelve months at a cost of THB 9 million, donated by Raimon Land and other suppliers who work with the developer. These include contractors Bouygues Thai and NET, concept designer Graham Lamb, architect Stephen J. Leach, and engineers Meinhardt and EEC Lincoln Scott.

The aim of the development is to create a safe and non-abusive environment for 40 children, with ages ranging from five to late teens, and to provide them with an as near as possible to normal upbringing considering their circumstances.

The realisation of this project reaffirms Raimon Land?s long-standing commitment to its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, which continues to plan despite the global economic slowdown.

Raimon Land Chief Executive Officer, Hubert Viriot, said: ?Supporting the community, with children at its heart, is very much in line with our vision of developing a better environment, to which we remain completely dedicated.?

The children at Mercy Centre have been engaged in the initiative from the beginning, with a competition run amongst them to decide what the home should be called ? with 7 year old Voravut Charoenthai winning. Other activities include involvement in artwork and interior fittings to ensure a personalised feel and a sense of familiarity and belonging.


Henri Young, Director of Marketing Raimon Land PLC with children and Father Joe Maier, Human Development Foundation Founder and Director (6th left), at the inauguration of the Baan Mercy Ruamjai Pattana building, Klong Toey.

Human Development Foundation Founder and Director, Father Joe Maier, said: ?We are extremely grateful to Raimon Land and their partners for their support and whole-hearted involvement in creating Baan Mercy Ruamjai Pattana. It is a very high-quality and much needed addition to our facilities.?

Baan Mercy Ruamjai Pattana houses individual bed and storage facilities for the children, as well as games, kitchen and laundry facilities, a homework area, an on-site guardian and a garden on the second floor to grow herbs and vegetables.

Thongchai Solokkoo, one of the children who will move into the house said, ?We like this house a lot. It?s beautiful with plenty of space for us as well as trees and a lawn to play on. We promise that we will take good care of this house.

The original idea to build the house was inspired by the inaugural Thailand Property Awards in 2007, for which Mercy Centre was the beneficiary. Raimon Land was acknowledged as Best Developer at the awards organised by Thailand Property Report.

For more information about Raimon Land, please visit www.raimonland.com

PRESS ENQUIRIES :
– Pattaranit Imampai Assistant Vice President Raimon Land PLC Tel : +66 (0) 2651-9601 to 4
Fax : +66 (0) 2651-9636 E-mail: pattaranit@raimonland.com

– Kwanrudee Maneewongwatthana Senior Vice President Communications Raimon Land PLC
Tel : +66 (0) 2651-9601 to 4 Fax : +66 (0) 2651-9636 E-mail : kwan@raimonland.com

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Announcement News

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