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Tree Bank Community Enterprise Network backs community-based power plant project

The Tree Bank Community Enterprise Network, led by its president Saman Buasing and representatives of community enterprises nationwide, came to the Ministry of Energy on Friday (December 20) to thank the minister, Sontirat Sontijirawong, for pushing for the community-based power plant project, and also submit a proposal on the project to him.

The network is a gathering of community enterprises established under the Tree Bank project of Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives. Its proposal explained the project’s operation and Tree Bank’s target to resolve the low prices of agricultural products by adopting an energy policy, and substituting polyculture in areas where monoculture is not functional.
The network complained through the National Legislative Assembly (NLA)’s energy committee chairman Gen Sakon Sajjanit, that the project was difficult to operate due to numerous factors.
The government now has a policy to solve the network’s problem, and Energy Minister is implementing this by creating community-based power plants. This will allow project Thai farmers to change their career, as well as solve their problems and strengthen local communities.
Tree Bank Community Enterprise Network consisted of farmers from numerous provinces in Thailand, such as Phayao, Phetchabun, Loei, Udon Thani, Sakhon Nakhon, Kalasin, Nakhon Ratchasima, Trat, and Ratchaburi.

Published : December 20, 2019