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PTTEP receives Gulf Sustainability Awards 2021 for H.T.M.S. Underwater Learning Site Project

6 Oct 2021

PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) received Silver Award for H.T.M.S. Underwater Learning Site Project from the Gulf Sustainability Awards 2021 in the category of Best Community Development. This project aims to protect natural coral reefs by transform former battleships to be artificial coral reefs and underwater tourist attraction since 2011. The virtual awards ceremony was organized in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates.

H.T.M.S. Underwater Learning Site Project is designed to study and develop methods to transform former battleships to be underwater tourist attraction. The project is a collaborative effort among various agencies and the local communities to lay H.T.M.S. Prab at Koh Tao, Surat Thani Province and H.T.M.S. Sattakut at Koh Ngam Noi, Chumphon Province. The man-made dive site is built to be a new home for corals and marine animals as well as to reduce impacts on the natural coral reefs that are recovering from coral bleaching. It has been considered as one of the popular dive sites to study marine biodiversity. In addition, this project reveals the abundance of marine life in Thai sea as well as helps promoting tourism and generating income for local communities.

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