A report from the BOI Fair 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand, says the Siam Cement Group (SCG) of Thailand is looking to invest five billion dollars in Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines, countries where it already has a strong presence. As BusinessMirror tells MHProNews.com, in keeping with the theme of the event, “Going Green for the Future”, SCG is showcasing its SCG HEIM, promoting human value as well as meeting consumer demand. Utilizing a steel skeletal construction, this modular home building system is designed to withstand a 7.0 earthquake 300 kilometres from the epicenter. SCG also developed a cylindrical housing unit made of innovative cement with high shock resistance to earthquakes, explosions, as well as massive water and wind storms. Their most recent item, termed Shield-Life, is a strong, solar-paneled polyethylene shelter useful for disaster relief. This annual manufacturing show was originally scheduled for November but was postponed due to a typhoon just north of Bangkok.
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