Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) is dedicated to its “Mun River Conservation Project”, which focuses on preserving and protecting the ecosystem of the Mun River Basin in Nakhon Ratchasima province. This province is one of locations CP Foods operates its feed and food plants.
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Mun River Conservation Project, Khonburi Chief District Officer Peerawat Theerawattana joined CP Foods employees and Nakhon Ratchasima residents in planting trees and releasing fish in the Hat Chom Thong at Mun River in Thap Lan National Park. This initiative exemplifies the collaborative efforts to safeguard the community’s vital water sources.
The Khonburi Chief District Officer emphasized the project’s significance, highlighting its benefits to the ecosystem and the residents of Nakhon Ratchasima province and neighboring areas. Thap Lan National Park plays a crucial role as the watershed for the Mun River, a vital water source for consumption, agriculture, and manufacturing for the province’s inhabitants and businesses. This project underscores CP Foods’ ongoing commitment to restoring and conserving the ecosystem and community biodiversity. Moreover, it fosters community awareness regarding the value of local natural resources, promoting active participation in the rejuvenation of the Mun River to ensure biodiversity and water sustainability.
Wichet Chuaythong, Deputy Director for Chicken Business at CP Foods, remarked, “As a community member and an organization that utilizes water from the Mun River, CP Foods initiated the ‘Mun River Conservation Project’ in 2008 to promote a sustainable environment.” CP Foods collaborates with government agencies and local communities to restore the watershed forest and expand green spaces, ensuring the prosperity of the forest surrounding Mun Bon Dam.
The project underscores the company’s unwavering dedication to the environment and biodiversity. Over a 15-year span (2015-2030), the company aims to expand the forested area by planting trees across 100 rais (equivalent to 39.5 acres). This year alone, the company planted 3,000 native trees and released 20,000 fish into the river to help conserve local fish species.