Sunday, June 29, 2008

Honda Thailand Safety Riding Center opened

Honda Safety Riding Center OpenedDeputy Transport Minister Songsak Thongsri, center, presiders over the stone-laylng ceremony for the new Honda Safe Riding Center

A.P. Honda is investing as much as Bht. 900 million to build the largest Honda safety Riding center in the Asia-Oceania region as part of its ongoing safety acuvation
scheme .

The new facility will support road safety training activities for both motorcycles and automobiles. ln addition to this the company will build 30 more safety riding centers upcountry in all regions of the nation
and support thepublic sector to build safety riding centers in Honor of HM the King, according to a release from the company.

“Safe riding is Honda's focus. The company therefore has undertaken with wide range of activities to boost safety awareness among motorists, pedestrians and the general public. Honda has been active in this
year for over 20 years ago and through its safe riding center it has trained more than 10.9 million people," it said.

Located on a 3.3 hectare site on Ramkhamhaeng (Sukhapiban 3) Road, Bangkok, the new center will house a 20,000-sqm practice field that supports both motorcycles and automobiles and an
office building that includes 4 training rooms that can be combined to form a Iarge meeting room for up to 300 panicipants. Construction of the new center will be completed by January 2009.

By 2010 Honda will build a total of 30 upcountry riding centers in all regions to provide education about safe riding that will lead to a reduction in road accidents. To date, Honda safety riding centers have been established in many provinces including chiang Rai, Ratchaburi, Kamphaeng
phet, Ubon Ratchathani, Burirum and Surathani while two more will be opened soon in Phitsanulok and Rayong.

ln honor of HM the King, Honda will support the construction of 12 safety riding centers nationwide, undetaken by the Disaster prevention and Mitigation Centers, the Minist of lnterior.

[Source : GPI]


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