CHIANG RAI (NNT) – The Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, together with Royal Thai Volunteers, participated in a reforestation and forest fire protection project in the northern province of Chiang Rai province, on the occasion of the 68th birthday of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua on July 28 this year.
The activity, taking place at Ban Don Nakhon forest, included the construction of a weir, to retain moisture in the area. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, together with the Ministry of Interior and Royal Thai Volunteers in Chiang Rai, organized this activity to celebrate His Majesty the King’s birthday and to promote sustainable forest restoration.
The project plans to grow some 20,000 indigenous trees, such as teak, padauk and rosewood, on 16 hectares of land in Doi Luang National Park.
Over 1,000 volunteers, civil servants, soldiers, police, representatives of private firms and students took part in planting the trees and set up panels to provide shade and maintain humidity in the area.
The project is based on the royal initiatives of His Majesty the King, recommending that forest fires and other natural woes be solved through reforestation and maintenance of water sources in a sustainable way.