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Social Projects

         EGAT places an emphasis on the meticulous designing of appropriate social projects and action plans to meet the needs of stakeholders in communities in the vicinity of EGAT’s power plants and along the transmission line routes. Our primary goal for these social projects is to mitigate possible impacts from our electricity generating operations both during the construction and throughout their operating phase.

EGAT English Camp 1/2017

         EGAT organized an activity “EGAT English Camp 1/2017: Devotion to Society & Environment” during June 17-18, 2017 at Bang Pakong Power Plant, Bang Pakong District, Chachoengsao Province. The participants in the activity were 99 students and 14 teachers from 5 secondary schools in Bang Pakong District.
         The activity was opened for students to use their creative idea in inventing new tools to reduce the use of energy based on the information provided by EGAT.

EGAT English Camp 2/2017

         EGAT organized an activity “EGAT English Camp 2/2017” during August 22-23, 2017 to develop the English language skill for the students of upper secondary schools in the area around Krabi Power Plant. The activity took place at Mueang Krabi School, Mueang District, Krabi Province and was attended by 100 students from 4 schools.
         Apart from the knowledge in English communication, the students also obtained knowledge and understanding in electricity. They would become a member of the communication network of EGAT in disseminating information on electricity to their family, friends, and community.

Voluntary Parentage Project for Children in the Border Areas

         EGAT has provided scholarships to students of 5 secondary schools and universities in Chiang Mai Province. The schools to which scholarships were offered comprised Wiang Haeng Wittayakom School, Ban Namon School, Ban Piang Luang School, and Ban Pang Po School which are located in Wiang Haeng District, and Fang Chanupathum School in Fang District. As of today, 27 scholarships with the amount of more than 11,000,000 Baht were given by EGAT.
         For the university students, additional 9 students who received continuous scholarship under the project and graduated from university (bachelor’s/master’s degree) have returned to work in their native towns or nearby areas. Presently, the total number of graduates is 88.

Reforestation Project

         In 2017, EGAT implemented the reforestation project of “Protection of forest and water to follow in the royal footsteps.” The reforestation project covers an area of 6,000 rai in Nan and Phrae Provinces and mangrove forest of 3,000 rai in Chanthaburi Province. The project was implemented in collaboration with various departments under the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment, namely Royal Forest Department, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, and Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. The above mentioned departments are responsible for supervising the reforestation and forest conservation according to the forestry principles with the financial support of EGAT.
         EGAT’s Reforestation Project also supports rural economic development such as income distribution and generating local employment for tree planting etc. Today, the reforestation covers an area of more than 460,000 rai.

EGAT Biological Way of Life for Sustainable Development Project

         During February 1-6, 2017, EGAT organized an exhibition on EGAT Biological Way of Life for Sustainable Development Project in the 38th National Conference of the Future Farmers of Thailand (F.F.T.) under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in Uthai Thani Province. EGAT also participated in welcoming Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to preside over the conference. On August 21, 2017, EGAT also organized an activity “Planting on Mother’s Day, Harvesting on Father’s Day” at the demonstration paddy field of an area of 1 rai in the Learning Center on the Royal Philosophy in Nam Phrathai Park at EGAT Headquarters, Nonthaburi Province. The community nearby EGAT Headquarters also participated in the activity. The demonstration of an organic rice planting procedure according to EGAT Biological Way of Life for Sustainable Development Project was conducted from the steps of plot preparation to harvesting. The harvesting was carried out on December 8, 2017.
         In 2017, EGAT conducted lectures, demonstration, exhibitions, and seminars under EGAT Biological Way of Life for Sustainable Development Project on a continuous basis in several areas. Moreover, EGAT extended cooperation concerning the project with the Office of Vocational Education Commission. Additional 34 educational institutions expressed their interest to participate in the project. The joint committee between EGAT and Office of Vocational Education Commission conducted assessment of the work in 8 categories of the successful candidates from 4 regions. The winning candidates at the regional level submitted 34 work for assessment.
         Moreover, the assessment of the social return on investment (SROI) was conducted by ERM Siam Co., Ltd., a consultant in SROI assessment. The company collected information from many communities, namely None Yao Community in Nong Bua Lam Phu Province, Ban Dong Rueng Community and San Ton Fan Community in Udon Thani Province, Ban Ongthi in Kanchanaburi Province, and Ban Pa Mai in Kanchanaburi Province.

Waen Kaew Project in Honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

         In 2017, the implementation of Waen Kaew Project was on the provision of medical service to the poor people with eye problem. The 14 mobile units provided eye examination service to 7,820 people. The project received a donation of 50,425.50 Baht.
         The project has continued to organize campaigns to seek financial support for eyeglasses and medical devices relating to eye examination on a long term basis. The total financial support received was 118,800 Baht.

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EGAT Magazine 2018 - Jul-Sep