Last Thursday, NOAQ participated in a Swedish-Thai delegation on water issues, and not least of all issues on flood protection. The topic was highly topical because as recently as a month ago, Thailand was hit by nationwide floods. In Bangkok alone, the BMA (Bangkok Metropolitan Administration) assisted with 2.5 million sandbags for the construction of protective embankments.
The seminar was arranged by Business Sweden in Thailand with the participation of relevant Thai ministers and authorities. The BMA was represented by the Governor himself, Mr Chadchart Sittipunt, who was personally involved in the city’s flood defences. From the Swedish side, among others, Sweden’s ambassador Jon Åström Gröndahl.
NOAQ was represented by CEO Sigurd Melin, CFO Ann Blanche-Sahlqvist and sales manager Douglas Hellström, and by their side was three representatives from Thai Wiring, NOAQ’s Thai distributor.
“The delegates became very interested in our mobile flood barrier as they could see the possibilities that our technology brings. A NOAQ Boxwall weighs less than a hundredth of a corresponding dike made of sandbags and is therefore a hundred times faster to build. After the seminar, the Governor even asked for a copy of the slideshow we used in our presentation,” says Sigurd Melin.