Mrs. Silapasuai Rawisaengsun, Permanent Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) had a site visit to monitor the progress of “Khok Nong Na in Bangkok Project” (in Thai, Khok means mound, Nong means pond or swamp, and Na means paddy field) at Ban Phichit Chai, Prawet District. She revealed that “Khok Nong Na in Bangkok Project” at Ban Phichit Chai is not only a learning center that is beneficial for the general public, but it is also helpful for people who came for therapy under the project. They can use knowledge gained in making a living in the future. In this regard, the Khok Nong Na project in the area of Bangkok Metropolis is a unique model comparing to the projects implemented in other areas so that the project can be managed to completely take care of people living in Bangkok.

The BMA will consider setting up the BMA’s Khok Nong Na Committee to be placed under the supervision of the Royal Thai Volunteer Center of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. Working groups on various aspects will also be established to take care of overall management of the project with more efficiency. The success of the project will be passed down from this generation to people over many generations based on philosophy initiated by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great on the farming with agricultural best practices in limited or small area to create better life for the people.

Moreover, the BMA has also implemented Khok Nong Na Project on the Thon Buri side of Bangkok. The project is located at Thawi Watthana district on a 98 rai land which is the mixing of agricultural area and public park. Within the next 3-4 months, changes can be clearly visible and the people can really be beneficial from the project.

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