Bangkok, 21 April, 2017 – ICONSIAM and Chaipattana Foundation are joining hands with partner organisations in launching a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) project, called ‘Preserving and Improving Chao Phraya River with a Sustainable Water Management’ to carry on the late King Rama IX’s philosophy on wastewater management, and to raise awareness among local people living along the Chao Phraya River on the environment conservation and sustainability.
The project targets seven canals in three districts – Klong San, Taling Chan and Bangkok Noi. It begins with two canals – Wat Thong Phleng and Somdej Chao Phraya – in Klong San district in March 2017. Other five canals to receive attention under this project are Wat Suwan canal and San canal in Klong San district; Wat Thong canal in Bangkok Noi district; and Lad Mayom canal and Mahasawat canal in Taling Chan district.
The project will study the physical characteristics of each area in order to properly plan for the most suitable wastewater treatment method of those areas. Then, it will engage local people living along the Chao Phraya River by raising awareness on reviving and conserving natural resources and the environment. Once completed, the project is set to serve as a model for developing sustainable environment in the Chao Phraya River communities in other areas.
The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.