Award-winning property developer Raimon Land was an official sponsor of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Housing Forum (APHF) & Exhibition, which was recently held at the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel. The event was jointly hosted by Habitat for Humanity and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The 2011 edition of the forum was based on the theme of Sustainable Shelter in an Age of Climate Change and Disasters, directly addressing an issue that remains prevalent in today’s headlines. The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum was conceived by Habitat for Humanity with the ultimate goal of fulfilling shelter needs among those stricken by poverty – an issue that has often been glossed over in society – through practical solutions based on policies, finance strategies or even technologies.
Philippine Vice President and Secretary of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Jejomar “Jojo” Binay (left) and Sirirat Ayuwatana (center), Thailand’s Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, cut the ceremonial ribbon for the 3rd Asia-Pacific Housing Forum (APHF) & Exhibition in Bangkok.
“We are proud to play a part in addressing the housing needs of people across the entire Asia-Pacific region,” said Kwanrudee Maneewongwattana, Raimon Land’s Deputy Vice President for Marketing. “While Raimon Land primarily operates in the luxury property segment, we do possess expertise in the development of high-quality residences that are sustainable and easy to integrate into the surrounding communities. I believe that through this project, we were able to turn our experience into a telling contribution for the Asia-Pacific community.”
Habitat for Humanity Thailand’s Chief Executive, Chamnarn Wangtal added: “We are pleased to have an experienced property developer like Raimon Land on board with us. As a long-term sponsor, Raimon Land can provide us with unique insights in many aspects of the housing dilemma, ranging from engineering to energy efficiency or even financing.”
The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum is an affordable housing conference & exhibition for key shelter players in public and private sectors. It addresses the urgent and widespread problem of substandard housing in the context of building sustainable homes and resilient communities in a changing global climate. The 3rd Asia-Pacific Housing Forum agenda includes the need for workable long-term shelter responses to the impact of disasters brought on by climate change.
Keynote speakers at the event included Jejomar ‘Jojo’ Binay, Vice President of the Philippines and Secretary of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, and former Mayor or Makati City, Manila.
Aside from an exhibition showcasing relevant financial and technical services and products, the 3rd Asia-Pacific Housing Forum featured materials and shelter development services by suppliers of ‘grassroots’ green technologies and housing.