Dow and SCG joins forces with community volunteers in conserving the forest through weir construction

Rayong - August 14, 2019 - Dow Thailand Group led by Nattapong Jirawattanaworakul, Site Public Affairs Leader, in collaboration with SCG Chemicals hosted the reforestation and weir construction project to promote the conservation of natural resources and the environment in order to celebrate the 87th birthday anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother. With an aim to help prevent soil erosion, prevent the flood, reserve water resources for wild animals and local agriculture, and sustainably conserve the nature, more than 100 executives and volunteers participated in the project. In the event, Jirasak Tapachote, Ban Chang Chief District Officer, presided over the opening ceremony. Tassanai Tongkod, Mayor of Sumnaktorn Sub-district Administrative Organization, welcomed the volunteers at Krok Tabaek hill in Ban Chang district, Rayong province.

The reforestation not only benefits the people who live in Krok Tabaek and nearby areas, but also creates abundance and increases the green protection strip that will absorb carbon dioxide in the area. In addition, natural weirs the volunteer made with materials that are easily found in the area will help water to penetrate into the soil surface. In order to increase the moisture of the forest and reduce the severity of the currents in the collapse of the soil, which is one of the causes of flooding in Ban Chang district in the past. Dow Thailand Group will continue to strive for environmental projects with business partners and society continuously in order to reinforce our commitment to protecting the planet and our sustainability mission that the company always pays attention to business operations in Thailand and around the world.

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