PM: Govt places emphasis on forest preservation

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BANGKOK, 25 May 2012 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has said that the government places an emphasis on the forest and natural water preservation. 

During her visit to Her Majesty the Queen’s forest preservation project in Chiang Mai Province, Ms Yingluck participated in the construction of a check dam as well as a rosewood tree planting activity.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Preecha Rengsomboonsuk and Army Chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha also joined the activities.

The Prime Minister said she is proud that the project has been ongoing for a while and that the forest has expanded through the people’s supports. She asked everyone to continue helping protect and preserve the nature.

The forest preservation project is among many environment protection projects in the borders, where deforestations are widespread. The Royal Thai Army has initiated the project to help protect the forest.