Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendira Debyavati

made three visits to the Roi Jai Rak Project, Tha Ton Sub-district, Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai Province. The project had been implemented to support the government’s drug mitigation policies:

The First Royal Visit:

On 18 October 2018, Her Royal Highness briefed representatives of various government units on the project’s year-end operation results, observed the work of the “Asa Tham Dee” [Volunteer for Good] group or drug rehabilitation volunteer group. HRH was briefed on public health activities, and established community rules and regulations within the project area. Her Royal Highness also talked to the local villagers who were on hand to welcome her.

The Second Royal Visit:

On 20 November 2018, Her Royal Highness presented money wages to the first group of Asa Tham Dee volunteers who had passed the drug test and completed their training with the project team. Her Royal Highness also held discussions with officials of the Ministry of Public Health on health issues and the possibility of setting up a drug rehabilitation centre in the project area. Her Royal Highness was briefed on lowland rice, then joined 354 villagers in harvesting jasmine rice, before viewing the products on sale at the Kad Luang Roi Jai Rak community market.

The Third Royal Visit:

On 3 July 2019, Her Royal Highness presented Roi Jai Rak Project identification cards to representatives or village heads of each participating village. She listened to their problems and needs, their opinions towards the project, and also shared her own views with the villagers, and proposed to them the project’s agriculture and livestock development programme which are the main livelihoods of the local villagers. Her Royal Highness also questioned the local government officials on the problems and obstacles they faced in their work, the results of implementing community regulations, and the situation and changes within the community after implementing the Roi Jai Rak Project. The fact that Her Royal Highness personally followed up on every detail greatly boosted the morale of the villagers and

local government officials as well as the project team in carrying on their development project for drug mitigation.