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M.R. Disnadda Diskul, Chairman of the Board of the Mae Fah Luang Foundation, led Mae Fah Luang executives and employees to plant supplementary trees to mark the 22nd anniversary of the passing of the Princess Mother

 

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M.R. Disnadda Diskul, Chairman of the Board of the Mae Fah Luang Foundation, led Mae Fah Luang executives and employees to plant supplementary trees to mark the 22nd anniversary of the passing of the Princess Mother in Huay Nam Rin village, Wiang Phang Kham sub-district, Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai, part of the Doi Tung Development Project, where the Princess Mother reforested 30 years ago. This event was joined by 678 participants including government officials, police and army representatives, the general public and activists. Before the kick-off, M.R. Disnadda was invited to address the gathering. He said that the Doi Tung Development Project had been operating for 30 years, and he was in the process of extending the lease for another 30 years to regenerate the watershed forest and to tackle drug trafficking in neighboring areas. 

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Another parallel site was near the Thai-Myanmar border in Pa Sang Na Ngern village, Mae Fah Luang sub-district, Mae Fah Luang district. M.L. Dispanadda Diskul, Deputy CEO of the Mae Fah Luang Foundation together with Acting Sub Lt. Korakot Prasertwong, Mae Fah Luang District Chief Officer led the Thai and Myanmar people in the area to regenerate the forest of 300 rai. The total of 1,300 seedlings from 20 indigenous species had been prepared to add diversity to the ecosystem, for example, Indian gooseberry, ebony, Broken Bones Tree.

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Now that the forest have been regenerated, the local community and related government agencies will collaboratively watch out for the forest fire and help the trees to survive and grow. This event follows in the footstep of the Princess Mother’s philosophy in “cultivating land, cultivating people”, allowing man and nature to co-exist in harmony.