GET vs Krungthep Thanakom - April 18, 2007
A reader forwards this interesting press release and adds: The company's website is www.honuatech.com. Honua is the new name of the
company in America, but contract was signed as Global Environmental.
CONTACT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Global Environmental Technologies
Krungthep Thanakom Company Goes to Trial in USA
Managing Director Testifies that Krungthep Thanakom Company is Private
Honolulu, HI, USA --April 15, 2007-- For Immediate Release
The Krunghtep Thanakom Company, Ltd. will go to trial in Honolulu, HI, USA
against Global Environmental Technologies, “GET.” GET has filed suit in
the United States Federal Court aging alleging breach of contract. GET
alleges that it signed a USD 4.3 million purchase order agreement with
Krunghtep Thanakom to replace Bangkok’s aging medical waste incinerators
with environmentally safe autoclaves and a pyrolysis system. According to
GET, the existing Bangkok incinerators were not compliant with current
environmental standards, and the Krunghtep Thanakom Company and Bangkok
Metropolitan Administration wanted to replace them.
Mr. Amorn Kitchawengkul, Managing Director of the Krunghtep Thanakom Company
is appearing in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA to represent Krunghtep Thanakom. The
trial is scheduled to start on April 17th and Mr. Kitchawengkul arrived in
Hawaii on April 11th.
GET alleges that Krunghtep Thanakom signed the purchase order agreement on
October 21, 2003. GET further alleges witnesses saw the governor of
Bangkok, as the representative of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s
99% ownership of the Krunghtep Thanakom Company, direct Mr. Kitchawengkul to
sign the purchase agreement.
GET alleges that prior to the contract signing the Bangkok Metropolitan
Administration and Krunghtep Thanakom were represented interchangeably to
GET. Mr. Kitchawengkul has testified that Krungthep Thanakom is a private
company. He also testified that Krungthep Thanakom is 99.98% owned by the
Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. This clearly highlights the need to
determine whether Krungthep Thanakom is a private or public entity. GET is
interested to learn of this determination, because if the Krungthep Thanakom
Company is found to be public, then the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
may become responsible for any damages awarded to GET.