Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Thailand seeks Israeli water technologies

"Globes" reports that a delegation of senior Bangkok municipal officials will visit Israel this week as guests of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor. The delegation is seeking ways to cooperate with Israeli water technology and sewage treatment solutions companies.

The current trip follows the visit by a Thai delegation to the International Water Technologies and Environmental Control Exhibition and Conference - Watec 2007 in Tel Aviv last November. The present delegation will visit companies with technologies and systems that can be utilized by the Bangkok municipal water system.

Israel's commercial attache to Thailand Etty Levy said, "Thailand in general, and Bangkok in particular, suffers from severe water problems because of a lack of water management tools. The Thais admire Israel's achievements in water technology and talk about the country as a 'green desert' thanks to its drip irrigation and other technologies."

Levy added that the Bangkok municipality had recently published tenders for the construction of water treatment facilities worth an aggregate $600 million.

The Bangkok delegation will visit Amiad Filtration Systems Ltd., Tahal Group, Global Environmental Solutions Ltd. (GES) and other companies.