Royal Project Foundation, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Royal Project is non-profit organisation founded by His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej to solve the problems of deforestation, poverty and opium production by promoting alternative crops in Thailand. It was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1988.

The Royal Project was created after His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit visited an opium-growing hill tribe village of Doi Pui in 1969. During the visit, the King learned of a variety of peach tree that provided the local farmers with a higher income than the opium poppy. His Majesty realized that alternative agriculture including temperate fruit trees could be used to replace opium and would generate higher incomes, solving the problems of poverty, opium production and deforestation at the same time. To find out if his idea was correct, His Majesty founded the Royal Project by his own personal funds.

The Royal Project Foundation in Chiang Mai was established on the 60th year of His Majesty the King’s accession to the throne and the people of Thailand show their appreciation by holding many forms of celebrations. They like to expresstheir deepest gratitude by highlighting the results of The Royal Project Foundation, one of his numerous projects in the northern provinces of the country.

At present, the Royal Project Foundation has 38 Development Centres in the 5 northern provinces of Chiangmai, Chiangrai, Mae Hong Son, Lamphun and Phayao. It now supports 39,277 families, numbering 168,445 people and covering 1,75,625 acres.

Royal Project of King Bhumibol Adulyadej It is a project of the King Bhumibol Adulyadej, such as the project on Soil, Water and Forest, and the special government agency coordinating the project, namely, the Office of the Special Commission for Project Coordination. Royal initiative

Royal Forest Project:
Khao Hin Son Education Development Center, Chachoengsao
Pikun Thong Development Education Center, Narathiwat
Phu Phan Education Development Center, Sakon Nakhon
Huay Sai Development Study Center, Petchaburi Province focuses on wet forest, mangrove forest.
The Kung Krabaen Bay Development Study Center, Chanthaburi, focuses on the environment. Mangrove rehabilitation and seagrass conservation project
The Huai Hong Khrai Huai Huai Development Study Center, Chiang Mai, focuses on 3 forest plantation theories.
The Mae Ai Watershed Development Project, Lamphun, focuses on development and rehabilitation.
The Huai Khwang Project, Kanchanaburi, focuses on environmental rehabilitation. (Rehabilitation)
Laem Phak Bia Environmental Research and Development Project, Phetchaburi Province, focuses on maintaining mangrove forest by natural means.
Pak Nam Pranburi Development Project Prachuap Khiri Khan
Integrated Development Program, Mae Ping River Basin Chiang Mai and Lamphun Focus on afforestation Fire
Khun Mae Kuaw Forest Development Project, Chiang Mai, a watershed source.
The Research Center for Nature Research and Sword Forest Sirinthorn Narathiwat

The Royal Project on Soil:
Khao Hin Son Development Study Center, Chachoengsao Province.
Pikun Thong Development Education Center, Royal Project, Narathiwat
Huay Sai Royal Development Study Center, Phetchaburi
Huai Hong Khrai Royal Development Study Center, Royal Project, Chiang Mai
Mae Fah Mohd Area Development Project
Study on the methods of land degradation degraded Khao Chaeng, Ratchaburi.
Experimental solution to the problem of Nakhon Nayok.
His works “faking the soil”
Works on the introduction of “vetiver” to prevent soil erosion.
His works “clay soil” for the restoration of degraded soils.

Water Initiative Project:
The Huay Nammong Project, Prachin Buri Province
Pasak Basin Development Project Lopburi, Saraburi
Mae Wong Watershed Development Project, Lamphun
Huai Kanote Project, Kanchanaburi
Khun Dan Prakarn Chon Dam Project, Nakhon Nayok
Integrated Development Program, Mae Ping River Basin Chiang Mai, Lamphun
Laem Phak Bia Environmental Research and Development Project, Phetchaburi
The bile project is broken by canals. In Bangkok
Wastewater Treatment Project using Makkasan Swamp Bangkok
The “Monkey Cheek”
Royal rain project ”
Laem Phak Bia Environmental Research and Development Project, Phetchaburi, focuses on community wastewater treatment. By the way of nature
The Diversion Project The King and Queen of Suriyothai. Tamarind field Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Flood Prevention Project by Klong Lad Pho Canal, Bangkok
[Huai Thuy River Basin Development Project | Huai Thon River Basin Development Project]] Nong Khai Province
Kung Krabaen Bay Development Study Center Chantaburi province
Turbine ledchai development

Engineering projects:
The parallel project Boromarajonani.
Rama VI Bridge Project
Traffic Program About extending the road to the bottlenecks.
Biodiesel and gasohol from Thai plants
Turbine chai mat
Miao weir or water dam construction. To restore the degraded forest

Other Works:
New Theory Works
The Sufficiency Economy
Kasetsart University