SCG announces the “Commemorate His Majesty the King” project uniting associated networks, volunteers, and employees to honor the auspicious occasion of the royal coronation ceremony of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun. The project consists of 3 social contribution activities regarding urgent drought alleviation by supplying water tanks, sustainable drought alleviation with water management, and nationwide Crown Prince Hospital development. The initiative joins Professor Emeritus Kasem Watanachai, M.D., Privy Councillor, as Chairman of SCG’s CSR Committee for Sustainable Development, Lt. Gen. Dhanes Galapruek, Deputy Chief of Staff, Royal Thai Army, and representatives from SCG Foundation, Crown Prince Hospital Foundation, as well as participating communities to launch the first caravan of water tanks.
Mr. Roongrote Rangsiyopash, President and CEO, SCG elaborates that “in the auspicious occasion of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun’s royal coronation ceremony scheduled on May 4-6, 2019, SCG hereby bows to extol His Majesty the King. We also wish to encourage the tripartite network of the government, private organizations, and volunteers to contribute to nationwide social activities as part of the commemoration and merit making dedicated to the ceremony via 3 activities namely:
- “Commemorate His Majesty the King, volunteers alleviating drought”. In an attempt to promptly alleviate the drought crisis, during April-July 2019, SCG together with the Royal Thai Army will launch a caravan of 1,000 large 2,000-liters water tanks. Made with “Elixir” polymer, the innovation is durable with no peeling colors, anti-algae, odor free, and lead, mercury, and arsenic free. The water tank is safe for community water consumption in drought-stricken areas in the northern, northeastern, and other heavily affected regions. At the event, volunteers are invited to assist in building the base made from recycled construction materials for the water tank installation. The base is designed under the SCG Circular Way concept by the SCG team to optimize resource utilization and maximized recycling.
- “Commemorate His Majesty the King, volunteers conserving water”. To sustainably tackle drought, SCG together with communities and volunteers will construct 10,000 check dams, plant 10,000 trees in the “Mountains to the Mighty Rivers” initiative, build mountain ridge Sra Puang or connected reservoirs as well as the Kaem Ling or Monkey Cheeks system in flat plains. This will provide farmers with sufficient water resources for their utmost benefits in agriculture. Moreover, in collaboration with the Utokapat Foundation under the Royal Patronage of H.M. the Late King, SCG is promoting sustainable water management during the dry season at strategic communities in 18 provinces repeatedly affected by droughts such as Khon Kaen, Kalasin, and Roi Et.
- “Commemorate His Majesty the King, volunteers developing nationwide Crown Prince Hospitals”. SCG Foundation along with volunteers will renovate and develop service areas according to the requirements provided by 21 Crown Prince Hospitals nationwide. This project is intended for everyone especially the socially disadvantaged, low income, the physically impaired, and elders residing in remote areas so that they contentedly gain access to medical services and acquire better living. Constructed from donations by the government and the people, the Crown Prince Hospitals were presented to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun since 1977 (when assuming the title His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn).”
Interested volunteers for the “Commemorate His Majesty the King” project, please visit www.scg.com/volunteerproject for more details.