Date: May 29, 2008
Place: Jitlada Royal Palace (Bangkok)
Prior to the Royal Launching Ceremony on July 19, representatives of the organizers and sponsors of the Forests for the Future Project in Thailand had an audience with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
(Above) Photos captured from TV news in the evening of May 29, 2008.
Attendants are (from left) Dr. Monthip, Director General of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Mr. Tomoo Tanabe, Managing Director of Hitachi Asia (Thailand), Mr. Makoto Teradaira, Managing Director of Hitachi Construction Machinery (Thailand), who presented a ceremonial key of the second donated mini excavator to HRH the Princess, Khunying Dr. Nathanon Thavisin, Special Advisor of FGPE, Ms. Tomoko Yano, Secretary General of FGPE, Mr. Hiroshi Matsumoto, Vice Chairman of FGPE, who made a presentation of the Forests for the Future Project and the activities of FGPE, and Mr. Vacharaphong, Vice President of Saha-Union Public Company Limited., and .