Date: November 13, 2007
Place: Dusit Thani Bangkok
As the first program, Launching Reception and Press Conference was held, with 400 guests from Royal Thai Household, Thai governmental agencies, sponsoring companies, representatives of the organizers, and 60 media people, to announce the purpose and outline of the project worldwide. As the special delegation from Kyoto, Geiko and Maiko attended the reception to give a call to Thai people for joining the tree planting project to prevent the climate change.
Mr. Hiroshi Nishimiya
Deputy Regional Director
United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP) - Regional Office for Asia
and the Pacific (ROAP)
Dr. Sumet Tantivetchakul
Chairman, Sirindhorn International Environmental Park Foundation under the Royal Patronage of
HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (SIEPF)
Dr. Monthip Sriratana Tabucanon
Director General, Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP), Thai Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Mr. Hiroshi Matsumoto
Foundation for Global Peace and
Ambassador of Japan to Thailand
Ms. Katsufumi, Ms. Fumikazu and Ms. Yukikazu
Geiko and Maiko from Kyoto
Mr. Toshio Toda (center)
Managing Director of Hitachi Asia Ltd.,
and Mr. Tomoo Tanabe
Managing Director of Hitachi Asia (Thailand)
Co., Ltd., received special gifts.
Mr. Adisak Rohitasune (left)
Managing Director of Honda Thailand Foundation
and Mr. Takashi Nagai
Excutive Vice President of
Asian HondaMotore Co., Ltd.
(left) MOU for Partnership Signing Ceremony between The Sirindhorn International Environmental Park Foundation (SIEPＦ) and Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE) to launch the project officially. UNEP and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment signed MOU as witnesses. (Right) Dr. Sumet and Mr. Matsumoto shaking hands after signing.
Press conference with 400 guests including 60 media people. Organizers and guests exchenged friendly talks at the reception on topics of the three planting project, global warming and environmental issues.
(from left) Mr. Hiroshi Matsumoto, Vice Chairman of FGPE, Dr. Monthip, Director General of DEQP, HE Hideaki Kobayashi, Ambassador of Japan and Ms. Tomoko Yano, Secretary General of FGPE.
(right) Geiko and Maiko from Kyoto with Thai children.
(above) Geiko and Maiko called Thai citizens for joining the tree planting campaign in Thailand, at Siam Paragon in Bangkok, the largest shopping complex.
(left) The Kyoto delegation with Khunying Dr. Nathanon Thavisin, former Permanent Secretary of BMA and Special Advisor of FGPE, visited the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) office to introduce the campaign.