Mitsubishi Motors Thailand continues the '60 Years 60 Rai' reforestation project, planting 40 Rai forest to ramp up nature reserves in Ban Na Ngam forestry community, Sa Kaeo Province

Photo Description: Mr. Eiichi Koito (Center), President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Mr. Egathi Rattana-Aree (Far Left), Executive Vice President, Human Resources & General Administration Unit, Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. together with Mrs. Saowanee Phruithithada (2nd from Left) Director, Thaitada Motor Co., Ltd., Mr. Kamtorn Phruithithada (3rd from Left), Managing Director, Thaitada Motor Co., Ltd., Mr. Kittiporn Dulnakij (3rd from Right) Director of Community Forest Network Division, Royal Forestry Department , Mr. Aoot Chaotawee (2nd from Right) Chief of Community Forest Extension Center 6 (Rayong), Royal Forestry Department and Mr. Pan Chantanoo (Far Right) Tha Kwian Subdistrict Headman, participated in a 40 Rai reforestation activity at Ban Na Ngam Community Forest, Watthana Nakhon District, Sa Kaeo Province to form a comprehensive ecosystem, restore nature to the forest, and connect people to such forest in a sustainable way to commemorate Mitsubishi Motors' 60th anniversary in Thailand.

Sa Kaeo, 22 November 2021: Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd., in collaboration with Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Foundation, joined a caravan of Mitsubishi Triton, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to participate in a forest planting activity on an area of 40 Rai, reinforcing the company's leadership in electric vehicles with the power distribution feature, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can travel in any areas. In this activity, the company brought a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to assist in supplying electricity to various electrical appliances with a maximum power output of 1,500 watts, facilitating all activities though being in the middle of the forest.

This reforestation activity is part of Mitsubishi Motors Thailand's ”60 Years 60 Rai” Reforestation project, enhancing the company’s commitment to reduce CO2 in collaboration with the Royal Forestry Department (RFD), Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO), and the Community Forest Committee in joining forces to increase green areas in Ban Na Ngam Community Forest Project, Sa Kaeo Province.

Mr. Eiichi Koito, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. said “I would like to thank all participated parties, who were a part of the 60 Years 60-Rai reforestation project and helped drive our project to reality which will be able to benefit the community in the future and also good for the CO2 reduction. The company is excited to help increase green areas in the community through this reforestation activity. In addition to the reforestation project, we’ve also installed solar panels on the roof of our factory in Laem Chabang, Chonburi Province. We also introduced the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, an environment friendly clean energy vehicle that we used to travel to today's activities. The car supplies power from its battery to power electrical appliance for outdoor event like this time. We have established initiatives that will move the company forward with the responsibility to Thai society for our business sustainability.”

Recently, Mitsubishi Motors Thailand completed 20 Rai of reforestation activity in Ban Ang Krapong Community Forest, Bo Thong District, Chonburi Province. To reach the target of 60 Rai, the company planted 40 Rai of trees in Sa Kaeo Province this time. There are over 8,000 different types of plants, including Sang Mon Bamboo (Phai sang mon), Neem tree (Sa Dao), Acacia mangium (Kra-Thin-Tae-Pa), Java Plum (Wah), Java Olive Tree (Samrong), White Meranti (Payom), Makah, Cassia, Indian Trumpet Flower (Pay-Gaa) and Indian Gooseberry (Makhampom), which are Sa Kaeo's provincial plants. It would provide a sustainable connection between the forest and the people in the community.

Mr. Thiamchai Luemsai, chairman of Ban Na Ngam Community Forest Committee said, “I was delighted and grateful that Mitsubishi Motors Thailand, recognizes the importance of community forests in remote areas and joined the reforestation activity in Ban Na Ngam Community Forest Project today. This is to raise awareness for everyone to help conserve nature through reforestation activities in order to establish a strong community that is rich in a variety of plants, maintain the balance in the community ecosystem, and eventually develop the community into an eco-tourism destination in the future."

Ban Na Ngam Community Forest Project is located on an area of 1,968 Rai, 1 Ngan, 17 Square Wah (equal to 3,148,968 Square Meters) in the National Forest Reserve at Moo 3, Tha Kwian Subdistrict, Watthana Nakhon District, Sa Kaeo Province.

Mitsubishi Motors Thailand will continue to strive for various projects to contribute to the community, particularly environmental projects. Last year, the company has established the “Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Foundation -a non-profit organization founded by the company to drive and develop society in three major areas: 1) Environment, 2) Health, and 3) Education and Morality, showing the commitment of the company in carrying out concrete long-term social activities under the aspiration of “contributing and growing with the Thai society”.

About Mitsubishi Motors Thailand (MMTh)

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd., the largest plant in the MMC group and an export hub to more than 120 countries, is one of Thailand’s leading automotive manufacturers committed to produce and sell a range of vehicles that are eco-friendly, high in quality, performance, safety, comfort, technology and customer satisfaction. In 2018, MMTH officially opened Education Academy in Pathum Thani and celebrated a total production of six million units at the beginning of 2021. MMTh’s current range of vehicles includes MITSUBISHI TRITON, MITSUBISHI PAJERO SPORT, MITSUBISHI ATTRAGE, MITSUBISHI MIRAGE, MITSUBISHI XPANDER, MITSUBISHI XPANDER CROSS and MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV. To ensure the highest quality, MMTh uses its proving ground in Si Racha, Chonburi to assess products from design and prototype stages to pre-production and commercialization. This ensures customers take delivery of vehicles that are second-to-none in all aspects of quality.

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