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EGAT’s Permanent Reforestation Project started in 1994. It was the collaboration between EGAT and the Government to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of His Majesty the King's Accession to the Throne and follow Her Majesty the Queen’s idea to expand and reserve forest area.

Mr. Soonchai Kumnoonsate, EGAT Governor, said that Permanent Reforestation Project in the first phase covering an area of 5 million rai which was under the management of Royal Forest Department. For EGAT’s participation in the project, the tree planting in the area of 320,000 rai within 22 provinces were completed in 2001. However, in 2009 EGAT further implemented the project increasing the planting area to 384,000 rai and established a sector to directly take the responsibility of the project, called “Permanent Reforestation Project in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of His Majesty the King's Accession to the Throne.”

For about 20 years from 1994-2015, EGAT could plant 80 million trees covering an area of 400,000 rai, contributing to CO2 reduction for 80 million tons. From the success, EGAT aims to increase the forest areas in the country at least 20,000 rai per year starting from 2015, by collaborating with media network, local people, and volunteers to conserve, restore, and plant trees especially the mangrove forest, headwater forest, and local forest in the vicinity of EGAT’s power plants and dams, divided to 3 routes as follows:

Route 1 : “World-loving bike, mangrove reforestation to celebrate 60th Birthday Anniversary of Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn” at Krabi mangrove forest from June 27 to 28, 2015 with the media participants: Nation TV, FM91 Radio, Khoo-sang Khoo-som Magazine, and 360 degree TV

Route 2 : “Seeing crabs, watching fish, planting mangrove forest with EGAT” that will be held at Chanthaburi mangrove forest on July 4-5, 2015

Route 3 : “Check dam building at Srinagarind Dam with Navigator and EGAT” led by Jessadaphorn Phol-dee, the Navigator TV Program moderator, in Kanchanaburi Province from August 7-8, 2015