(August 23, 2020) Mr. Khachit Chatchawanit, Deputy Permanent Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) revealed that the BMA, by Nong Chok District Office, is implementing a project to plant trees in the areas of Nong Chok district in order to revitalize environment, increase green area, promote public participation, and raise awareness on environmental conservation among children, youth, and the people in the area. This also responds to the royal initiative “Plant a Forest in Your Heart” of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great in planting 3 forests for 4 benefits starting from planting trees in public areas to create green area and fertility in village or community and provide sustainable solution to drought issues.
Activities under this project includes ceremony to present the “Community Forest Guardian” plate to chairman of Pattana Ban Baen Yai Community, giving of seedlings to abbots, imams, and representatives of the priests of Catholic Church, exhibitions, learning bases on afforestation and vocational development, and 1,500 trees planting activity.
In the future, planting areas will be extended to temples, mosques, churches, schools, public areas, and vacant private areas. Nong Chok District will support seedlings and saplings of perennials such as Teak, Yang, Cork Wood, Siamese Rosewood, and Burma Padauk. The goal is to plant 100,000 perennials within the fiscal year 2021.
Moreover, the youth and people in all 98 communities scattering in 8 sub-districts of Nong Chok district will be encouraged to take part in taking care of the planted trees in order to create community forest in which everyone can benefit from in the future.