PWA Enhances Biodiversity with Chiang Mai Project
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PWA Enhances Biodiversity with Chiang Mai Project

The Royal Project increases water abundance and ecosystem balance in Chiang Mai.

The Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) launched the 2024 PWA Father’s Land Project to commemorate His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great. This initiative aims to increase community forestation and restore ecosystem balance at Ban Pa Sakngam, Luang Nuea, Doi Saket in Chiang Mai on Friday, 7 June 2024.

Chakapong Kamchan, Deputy Governor (Operation 2) and acting Governor, stated, "Following His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great’s commitment to forest preservation, PWA continues to progress the Father’s Land project under the Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) framework at Ban Pa Sakngam, Luang Nuea, Chiang Mai. In addition to planting more trees to increase forest area in the community, the initiative helps restore the ecosystem balance with apiculture farming aimed at increasing the number of bees and stingless bees for wild honey production. This product development initiative creates jobs and income for the community, along with building weirs to increase forest humidity, supporting interception and evapotranspiration, allowing locals to benefit and participate in sustainable forest preservation.”

In driving the project forward, PWA collaborates with the Biodiversity-Based Economy Development Office (Public Organization), the Chief of Ban Pa Sakngam and Luang Nuea community, Luang Nuea Sub-District Administration Organisation, Doi Saket Forest Protection and Preservation Unit under Huai Hong Krai Royal Development Study Center, and Pakhunmaekuang Royal Development Project under Huai Hong Krai Royal Development Study Center. Additionally, 234 PWA offices across Thailand are designated to grow trees around the offices, water production plants, water filter plants, and nearby areas to increase green spaces for the benefit of the world and all.

PWA further stated, “This is a remarkable milestone for us in tackling climate change and natural resource depletion together. Increasing water abundance for the land and tree planting for the forest alongside biodiversity enhancement are powerful commitments among relevant networks and the Ban Pa Sakngam community to build a sustainable environment together.”

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