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The Royal Forest Department and Ratchaburi Holding presented BHT2.1 million fund to strengthen 22 community forests in Ratchaburi, covering the total forest area of 11,763 rai

Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Plc (Ratchaburi Holding) represented by Mr. Kriengrit Jiajanpong (3rd from right), Deputy Chief Executive Officer and the Royal Forest Department represented by Mr. Boonchop Suthamanuswong, (centre), Director-General recently presented BHT 2.1 million fund  to 22 villages in Ratchaburi Province to support  development and improvement of thier community forests. Mr. Natta Chaemsaad (2nd from right), Chairman of the Baan Nong Paeng Puay Community Forest and Mr. Chalermchai Chirapongthanavate (5th from right), Chairman of the Baan Tung Krathin Community Forest on behalf of  the 22 community forests received the funds. Mr. Reungchai Prayoonvech (6th from right), Deputy Director-General of the Royal Forest Department, Mrs. Boontiva Dansamasatid, (right), Executive Vice President–Corporate Administration, Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding PLC and Mr. Pralong Dumrongthai, (left), Director of the Bureau of Community Forest Management, Royal Forest Department, witnessed the event.

The presentation is an activity of  the "Strengthening Ratchaburi Community Forest" program initiated in 2012 in partnership with the Royal Forest Department with an aim to conserve forest areas for being carbon sink to help lessening global warming impact. The program promotes participation of community to keep an eye on forests nearby thier villages by forming ‘community forests’. The 22 villages located in Mueang, Photharam, Chom Bueng and Pak Tho Districts with a total forest area of 11,763 rai has been encouraged to established and registered thier community forests with the Royal Forest Department.  Additionally, the company has provided supports another five forest communities in same location covering a forest area of 4,564 rai for their forest development and improvement.

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