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          EGAT invites the public to join 13th Mae Moh Festival in which they will experience the fresh and beautiful nature, excitement of temple fair atmosphere, and celebrity encounter on November 27-29, 2015 at EGAT Mae Moh, Mae Moh District, Lampang Province.

          On November 4, 2015, EAT in collaboration with Lampang Province and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced the organization of the 13th Mae Moh Festival on November 27-29, 2015 at EGAT Mae Moh, Mae Moh District, Lampang Province. Mr Samart Loifa, Lampang Governor, Mr. Soonchai Kumnoonsate, EGAT Governor, Mr. Wisut Buachoom, Tourism Authority of Thailand Chiang Mai Head, and Mr. Bunpoht Teeravas, Assistant governor – Mae Moh Mine, joined the media announcement at EGAT head office, Bangkruai District, Nonthaburi Province.

          Mr. Soonchai Kumnoonsate, EGAT Governor revealed that the 13th Mae Moh Festival in 2015 with the slogan “Join us and you will love Mae Moh” would be held on November 27-29, 2015 at EGAT Mae Moh, Mae Moh District, Lampang Province. In this occasion, EGAT would open the house for the public to prove that EGAT Mae Moh had the good air quality and the scenery of beautiful nature. Apart from being the learning center of lignite mining and lignite-fired generation, it enhanced the tourism growth in Lampang Province and supported the community income. It could be seen in the previous years that Mae Moh Festival could attract 100,000 tourists, and the figure tended to increase every year. EGAT tried to create various activities for the tourists to have fun in the festival. For this year, several entertainments including games, playthings in amusement park, concerts, performance by celebrities would be ready to welcome all tourists at EGAT Mae Moh on November 27-29, 2015. The tourists could also experience EGAT operation and beautiful nature of EGAT Mae Moh for the whole year.

          Mr Samart Loifa, Lampang Governor, said that Lampang was full of attractive Thai Lanna culture. Local people had the simple life but maintained their tradition succeeded from the ancestors. The city of Lampang was unique full of temples, local architectures, horse-carts, natural tourist attractions, and ancient arts such as Wat Prathat Lampang Luang, Chae Son National Park, Doi Khun Tan National Park, Mae Moh Mine, and Mae Moh lignite-fired power plant. They could attract both of domestic and international tourists. In every winter, there was a lot of tourists visiting the Northern Thailand and Lampang Province especially during the “Mae Moh Festival”. The facilities such as accommodations, transportation, food, health care, and safety were prepared to welcome all tourists. In November when the flowers bloomed, Lampang people would like to invite all tourists to join the fun activities offered by Mae Moh Festival for 3 days. The Lampang Governor also thanked EGAT and TAT that had held this festival for 13 years and hoped that it would be further held in the future.

          Mr. Wisut Buachoom, TAT Chiang Mai Head stated that Lampang Province was among “12 provinces you can’t miss” under the project by TAT. The Mae Moh Festival that was held every year at the end of November would help attract the tourists. Mae Moh Lignite Mine had good environmental management so it became the tourist attraction that nobody should miss. Mae Moh Festival achieved its goal every year as shown by the fact that a lot of tourists came to visit the province, and their number annually increased. This enhanced the local people’s income and local economy that resulted in the country’s economic growth. TAT placed Mae Moh Festival in tourism calendar both in local and national levels. TAT would be pleased to further support the festival to be Thailand’s annual important activity.

          Mr. Bunpoht Teeravas, Assistant governor – Mae Moh Mine added that the tourists would admire the beauty of flowers blooming in winter and enjoy performances on the stage with wonderful light, color, and sound systems, carnival parade, shows from celebrities, special show from Mae Moh students, temple fair games, fun park playthings, walking street full of OTOP products, and Mae Moh slider. All were ready to welcome the tourists this winter.