Mitsubishi Motors Thailand continues the '60 Years 60 rai'
published : 13 Dec 2021 at 14:00
Mitsubishi Motors Thailand continues the '60 Years 60 rai' reforestation project, planting 40 rai forest to ramp up nature reserves in Ban Na Ngam forestry community, Sa Kaeo Province
Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd., in collaboration with Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Foundation, joined a caravan of Mitsubishi Triton, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV on 22 November 2021, to participate in a forest planting activity on an area of 40 rai, reinforcing the company's leadership in electric vehicles with the power distribution feature by demonstrating that Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can travel in any area. In this activity, the company brought a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to assist in supplying electricity to various electrical appliances with a maximum power output of 1,500 watts, facilitating all activities though being in the middle of the forest.
This reforestation activity is part of Mitsubishi Motors Thailand's ”60 Years 60 rai” Reforestation project, enhancing the company’s commitment to reduce CO2 in collaboration with the Royal Forestry Department (RFD), Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO), and the Community Forest Committee in joining forces to increase green areas in Ban Na Ngam Community Forest Project, Sa Kaeo Province.
Mr. Eiichi Koito, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. planted Indian Gooseberry (Makhampom) in Ban Na Ngam Community Forest Project
“I would like to thank all participating parties who were a part of the 60 Years 60-rai reforestation project and helped drive our project to reality which will be able to benefit the community in the future and also good for the CO2 reduction,” commented Mr. Eiichi Koito, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. “The company is excited to help increase green areas in the community through this reforestation activity. In addition to the reforestation project, we haveinstalled solar panels on the roof of our factory in Laem Chabang, Chonburi Province. We have also introduced the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, an environment friendly clean energy vehicle that we used to travel to these activities. The car supplies power from its battery to power electrical appliances for outdoor events like this. We have established initiatives that will move the company forward with the responsibility to Thai society for our business sustainability.”
Recently, Mitsubishi Motors Thailand completed a 20-rai of reforestation activity in Ban Ang Krapong Community Forest, Bo Thong District, Chonburi Province. To reach the target of 60 rai, the company planted 40 rai of trees in Sa Kaeo Province this time. There are over 8,000 different types of plants, including Sang Mon Bamboo (Phai sang mon), Neem tree (Sa Dao), Acacia mangium (Kra-Thin-Tae-Pa), Java Plum (Wah), Java Olive Tree (Samrong), White Meranti (Payom), Makah, Cassia, Indian Trumpet Flower (Pay-Gaa) and Indian Gooseberry (Makhampom), which are Sa Kaeo's provincial plants. It would provide a sustainable connection between the forest and the people in the community.
“I was delighted and grateful that Mitsubishi Motors Thailand recognises the importance of community forests in remote areas and joined the reforestation activity in Ban Na Ngam Community Forest Project,” said Mr. Thiamchai Luemsai, chairman of Ban Na Ngam Community Forest Committee. “This is to raise awareness for everyone to help conserve nature through reforestation activities in order to establish a strong community that is rich in its variety of plants, maintains balance in the community ecosystem, and ultimately helps develop the community into an eco-tourism destination."
Ban Na Ngam Community Forest Project is located on an area of 1,968 rai, 1 Ngan, 17 Square Wah (equal to 3,148,968 square metres) in the National Forest Reserve at Moo 3, Tha Kwian Subdistrict, Watthana Nakhon District, Sa Kaeo Province.
Mitsubishi Motors Thailand will continue to push various projects to contribute to communities, particularly environmental projects.
Last year, the company established the “Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Foundation” – a non-profit organisation founded to drive and develop society in three major areas: 1) Environment, 2) Health, and 3) Education and Morality, showing the commitment of the company in carrying out concrete long-term social activities under the aspiration to “contribute and grow with Thai society”.