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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.

Project of “Biological Way of Life for Sustainable Development”

          EGAT has further developed the model community of biological way of life based on the sufficiency economy to become a model community of biological way of life for social enterprise to generate stable income for the community, leading to sustainable quality of life according to the strategic objective of EGAT. In 2020, two model communities were selected and registered as social enterprise, namely Ban Lao Noi Community in Maha Sarakham Province and Ban Dong Pasak Community in Phu Phiang District, Nan Province. The Social Return on Investment (SROI) was analyzed by ERM Siam Company Limited, consultant in social impact assessment which collected data of the model community of Ban Dong Pasak in Nan Province.

          Moreover, under the MOU between EGAT and the Office of the Vocational Education Commission concerning cooperation in the Biological Way of Life for Sustainable Development Project, EGAT financially supported the effort of students and teachers of Lamphun College of Agriculture and Technology for the invention of a multi-function mobile solar energy bag for agriculture. The solar energy bag can be used in helping agriculturists and in draught mitigation and can also be used in the Biological Way of Life for Sustainable Development Project for the maximum benefit.

Reforestation Project

          In 2020, EGAT carried out the participatory reforestation project with community or forest resource conservation network for the area of 1,300 rai comprising 760 rai in Chumphon Province and 540 rai in Chanthaburi Province as well as taking care of forest resources in Nan, Phrae, Chumphon, and Nakhon Si Thammarat Provinces totaling 1,615 rai. The recovered forest area of 500 rai in Nan and Phrae Provinces has been handed over to the Department of National Park, Wild Life and Plant Conservation.

Wan Kaew Project

          In 2020, EGAT and the allies comprising Metta Pracharak Hospital (Wat Rai Khing) and Better Vision Group Co., Ltd. provided 9 mobile units to help the 4,559 poor people who had eyesight problems. The satisfaction rate was 97.80%.

Young Volunteers Project

          Recognizing the importance of the new generation as the hope of the country, based on the King Rama IX's Philosophy, “Understand, Access, Develop,” and the sufficiency economy philosophy, EGAT has implemented projects in the form of Sufficiency Economy Camp for 12 consecutive years. The objective of the project is to promote creativeness and voluntary spirit of the youth by trying to develop innovations for use in the community and instilling leadership with dedicated spirit and public mind. In 2020, five volunteer camp projects of educational institutions were selected (the projects were developed further from the previous year), namely the Volunteer Engineers of That Phanom College of Nakhon Phanom University, the 2nd Volunteer Camp of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, the 2nd Volunteer Camp of Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University, the 9th Volunteer Camp (Co-operative and Sufficiency Economy) of Sisaket Rajabhat University, and the 9th Volunteer Camp (Graduates and Innovation) of Lampang Rajabhat University.

Community Development and Career Promotion

          The objective of the activity is to give benefits to the community in the target area, to develop the occupation which generates income, and to develop the community and environment for the better quality of life and the well-being of the people.

          • The project of “model hospital for sustainable environment by self-reliance with the use of Effective Microorganisms (EM)” for the 50th Anniversary of Mahavajiralongkorn Hospital in Ubon Ratchathani Province

          • EGAT established the EM center to solve the sanitary and environmental problem of wastewater treatment system of the 50th Anniversary of Mahavajiralongkorn Hospital. With 3 step-treatment, namely downstream, middle stream, and upstream, the cost of wastewater treatment could be reduced tangibly. The knowledge has been transferred to the organizations and community in the vicinity of the hospital to be able to solve the problem of wastewater by themselves.


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EGAT Magazine 2020 - Apr-Jun