Supporting the Well-being of the Community and Society
Bualuang Joins the Community to Solve Drought Project
We support the Utokapat Foundation under the royal patronage of H.M. the King in the management of community water resources following the royal initiative, a project which is now into the ninth consecutive year. This also includes educating successful water management techniques which enable the communities to manage their water resources effectively by themselves. This effort through the years has resulted in a significant increase in the amount of water storage and supply to local agricultural plots targeted. The Foundation has also equipped the communities with the capability to better cope with the impacts of climate change now and in the future. The project has created more than 70 model communities, helped to alleviate flooding and drought problems for 124,349 households covering 1,125,511 rai (180,081.76 hectares) of agricultural land, increased water reserves by over 29 million cubic meters, and created value of up to 6.34 million baht for 843 households from agriculture production during the dry season.
In 2021, we joined with the Bualuang Foundation and Utokapat Foundation in the project Bualuang Joins the Community to Solve Drought for the second consecutive year as we recognize that sustainable water management will help communities to have a better quality of life and adequate supply of clean water for consumption and agriculture, while helping to alleviate flooding and drought problems. The project has strengthened the communities’ ability to manage water resources by themselves in line with the royal initiative. Covering 13 communities in nine provinces from four regions, this project provided for infrastructures required such as weirs, ponds, or reservoirs, pumping systems with solar cells and floodgates, while building a network to expand the results to more areas.
Support to Help Flood Victims of the Friends in Need (of “PA”) Volunteer Foundation, Thai Red Cross Society
The Bank supported the organization of the 2021 charitable event hosted by the Friends in Need (of “PA”) Volunteer Foundation, by donating money and providing a channel for donations through the service BeSureQR Jai Boon to donate to the Friends in Need (of “PA”) Volunteer Foundation, Thai Red Cross Society. The donations helped flood victims through various projects such as royal survival kit distribution project, royal kitchen project, knockdown housing project, and occupation development and sustainability project. The Bank's executives also shared financial knowledge, and advised on various funding sources and how to prepare for procuring funding, to those who attended the event.
Support for the Khao Yai Marathon 2021
Together with the government and private sector, we supported the organization of the 4th Khao Yai Marathon 2021 on November 27, 2021 at Khao Yai National Park. This encouraged people to recognize the value of physical exercise and increased awareness about forest and environmental protection. The project also helped raise funds for activities and scholarships for the General Prem Tinsulanonda Statesman Foundation, the Rak Muang Thai Foundation’s charitable fund for public interest activities, and life insurance funds for employees of national parks nationwide. More than 4,000 people, including Bank employees, joined the competition at the event. A Bank booth was also set up to showcase our useful services and provide financial advice.