08 Jun 2020
Bangchak Starts “Tanks of Happiness” to Spur Sharing among Thais
Bangchak has now set up “Tanks of Happiness” at its service stations and in various communities under its “Bangchak Group Joins Caring Efforts during COVID-19 Crisis” Project. Launched to ease people’s sufferings during the pandemic outbreak, these Tanks of Happiness spur the sharing of commodities among people with Bangchak starting the trend by providing free soft rice. The initiative began as soon as two Tanks of Happiness were installed on May 15.
Mr. Chaiwat Kovavisarach, chief executive officer and president of Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited (Bangchak), says his firm has recognized that it is important to take care of the society while conducting a business. Bangchak, therefore, has not ignored the society even when COVID-19 crisis has affected its business. Even during such difficult time, Bangchak has offered what the society lacks based on its potential.
In its latest move, Bangchak has integrated “Pantry of Sharing” concept to its “Bangchak Group Joins Caring Efforts during COVID-19 Crisis” Project through the launch of “Tanks of Happiness”. Under this initiative, 200-liter oil tanks were cleaned, repainted, and changed into “Tanks of Happiness”. They will go up at Bangchak service stations in Bangkok’s Phra Khanong and Bang Na districts, its suburbs, and the compounds of Bangchak’s allies. Not just staff or customers of Bangchak but also interested people will find greater convenience in donating rice, food and other necessities to those in need. The move promotes kindness and mutual support that Thais have long been known for.
In these Tanks of Happiness, Bangchak has put in soft rice of a Chainat’s indigenous variety. The rice comes from an agricultural cooperative that is a partner of Bangchak.
The first two Tanks of Happiness were set up on 15 May 2020. The first went up in front of the Bangchak Refinery Sukhumvit 64 while the other was installed at the Bangchak service station on Sukhumvit 62. Other Tanks of Happiness will be installed before the end of May.
Bangchak has planned to install Tanks of Happiness at over 20 spots. The chosen locations are the spot in front of the Bangchak Refinery Sukhumvit 64, Bangchak Service Station Sukhumvit 62, Bangchak Service Station Sukhumvit 99, Bangchak Service Station Udomsuk 45, Bangchak Service Station Sukhumvit 101/1, Bangchak Service Station at the Meteorological Department, Bangchak Service Station Onnut 17/1, Bangchak Service Station Srinakharin 1, Bangchak Service Station Rama 2 kilometer marker 12, Bangchak Service Station Ratchapreuk 2, Bangchak Service Station Paholyothin 38, and the compounds of Bangchak’s allies such as Wat Phraram 9 Kanchanapisek, Wat Phraram 9 Kanchanapisek School, communities near the Public Relations Department and the Foreign Affairs Ministry, and communities in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Hua Hin district.