Tree Planting Forum - Opening Ceremony
Date: December 5, Saturday, 2010, 10:00-15:00
Place: The Sirindhorn International Environmental Park under
the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri
The third phase program of the Forests for the Future Project in Thailand was launched by the opening ceremony of the Tree Planting Forum, with singing the special song celebrating His Majesty The King Bhumibol on his birthday.
Speeches by representatives of organizers
Dr. Sumet Tantivetchakul, Chairman of SIEPF
Mrs. Rachanee Emaruchi, Deputy Director General of DEQP
Dr. Seree Supratid, Managing Director of SIEP
Tomoko Yano, Secretary General of FGPE
Representatives of local school students gave a pledge for planting trees after dance performance
(Above) Presentation of plaques and certificates of appreciation from SIEPF and FGPE to sponsors and supporters; Mr. Kozo Saito (President & CEO of Kao Commercial (Thailand) Co., Ltd.), Mr. Naoyuki Kageyama (President of Sanative Line Co., Ltd.), Mr. Satoki Yoshiyama (President of Belief Corporation).
(Below) Representatives of organizers, sponsors and supporters.
Tree planting activities by 400 participants
In the afternoon following the opening ceremony, 400 participants wearing an official T-shirt, including representatives of organizers, sponsors with their local staff member and families, volunteers from Japan and local school students and citizens, planted together at the tide ebbed mangrove forests in The Sirindhorn International Environmental Park (SIEP).
(Left) Mr. Kozo Saito, President & CEO of Kao Commercial (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Dr. Sanit, Chairman of SIEP Planting Committee and Dr. Sonjai, Deputy Managing Director of SIEP, (left) Dr. Seree, Managing Director of SIEP, Ms. Yano, Secretary General of FGPE and representatives of sponsors and volunteers from Japan.
Continuous tree planting activities (2010-2012)
Following the Tree Planting Forum on December 5, 2010, various group of schools and citizens continuously joined in mangrove plantation activities of the 3rd phase program at The Sirindhorn International Environmental Park.
Public Awareness Campaign
Nursery and Maintenance after planting
Seedlings for planting activities are raised at a special nurseries set up in The Sirindhorn International Environmental Park. Planted trees are well maintained by staff members of SIEP by watering, weeding, fertilizing, survival rate recording and replanting. Recently, the region around Petchaburi Province faces a severe drought, so that a dripping irrigation system is taken for nurturing each planted seedling.
Preparatory Meetings with UNEP and SIEPF
Prior to the 3rd Phase of Tree Planting Forum, FGPE, UNEP and SIEPF had preparatory meetings.
(Above left) a meeting of FGPE and UNEP at the Asia Pacific Regional Office in Bangkok.
(Above right and below) FGPE and SIEP having a preparatory meeting at SIEP (November 30, 2010).
The three organizations have been creating a strong partnership for common goal.