Sufficiency economy to be promoted in communities affected by power plants

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BANGKOK, 20 February 2014  A memorandum of agreement was signed on Wednesday (Feb 19) between the Office of the Royal Development Projects Board (RDPB) and the Office of Energy Regulatory Commission to promote the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy initiated by His Majesty the King, in communities affected by the establishment of electricity plants. 

The sufficiency economy concept will be applied in affected communities to improve their quality of life and enhance occupational development in the area.

After the signing of the agreement, secretary general of the Office of the Royal Development Projects Board Suwat Thep-arak presided over the ceremony of awarding winning teams of the RDPB Youth Camps Project which has been organized for the third time this year. The RDPB Youth Camp is a project of the RDPB Office, designed to encourage youngsters to learn about the Sufficiency Economy concept during their camping at a royal project site. The participating youths are expected to transfer the knowledge gained during the camping to people in their communities so that the royal concept will be brought to use in a sustainable way.

The third RDPB Camp was joined by 510 students from 67 educational institutions from around the country. Among them, 18 teams were awarded 20,000 baht each, winning the title “Youth Volunteers Inheriting Royal Initiatives”. The money will be spent on respective teams’ projects to bring the Sufficiency Economy concept to concrete use.