Volunteer Network Joins Forces with SCG to Restore Thailand’s Coastal Resources

SCG joined with​ Marine and Coastal Resources Administration Office 5 Suratthani along with Ban Pakkadae Community, associated network, volunteers in hosting a conservation initiative, “Commemorate His Majesty the King, Volunteers Conserving Water” to plant 1,000 mangrove trees and create 2,500 artificial oyster breeding homes, and introduce waste separation to Ban Pakkadae Community in Suratthani province. The goal is to restore coastal resources and pay homage to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua.

Mr. Sanit KetsuwanDirector of Business Relations and Sustainable Development, Cement – Building Materials Business, said, “This activity is organized with the theme of ‘Passion for Better Green Society’ and is a part of the initiative “Commemorate His Majesty the King, Volunteers Conserving Water.” The project has received excellent support from all sectors including government agencies, businesses, people of Pakkadae community in Kanchanadit district, Suratthani province, and volunteers who came together to perform good deeds for the community and societal development and pay homage to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua. The group collectively launched conservation efforts to protect marine life by planting 1,000 mangrove trees in the area of 10 rai of land to maintain ecological and biodiversity balance of the mangrove forest, a vital part to help mitigate global warming. The group also created 2,500 concrete piles which materials are courtesy of CPAC to restore oyster breeding sites following the SCG Circular Way which is in line with the Circular Economy, creating shared value. In addition to conversation efforts, the community was introduced with the waste separation method for a healthier community environment.”

Mr. Wichai Somroop, director of Marine and Coastal Resources Administration Office 5 Suratthani, said, “Mangrove forest is a vital productive marine ecosystem of Pakkradae Community which provides habitats for juvenile and aquatic species which contributes to high biodiversity and higher oxygen levels on the planet. It gives abundant coastal and marine natural resources which makes it a breadbasket for communities to earn income from oyster farming in an area of over 2,500 rai, the largest in Thailand, which has become the primary income sources for the community. Other activities in line with the mission of Marine and Coastal Resources Administration Office 5 Suratthani, including mangrove reforestation, beach cleanup, Mangrove Forest-Community activities, have been carried out continually with excellent collaboration from many agencies in Surat Thani province.

Since 2016, SCG has worked with communities planting over 1,700 mangrove trees in the area of 17 rai and 16,000 seagrass trees in the area of 17 rai in Ban Mod Tanoi community in Kantang district, Trang province.

Mr. Vichet Choochia, Managing Director of The Siam Cement (Thung Song) Company Limited, Cement - Building Materials Business, SCG. (4th from left)
Mr. Vichet Choochia, Managing Director of The Siam Cement (Thung Song) Company Limited, Cement – Building Materials Business, SCG. (4th from left)

SCG is committed to creating networks of volunteers nationwide with the key goal to involve and foster links between communities and networks. SCG is calling on all sectors to take part in the project “Commemorate His Majesty the King” through 3 key activities: “Commemorate His Majesty the King, Volunteers Alleviating Drought”, “Commemorate His Majesty the King, Volunteers Conserving Water,” and “Commemorate His Majesty the King, Volunteers Developing Nationwide Crown Prince Hospitals.” A series of efforts aim to build a strong and self-reliant society with better living conditions which will drive the country’s sustainability goals forward and a better world for new generations.

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