Opening Ceremony of MRCT Project
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10: 30 hr. of 21st July 2014, at Rajpruek club, Bangkok, H.E. Mr. Shigekazu Sato, the Japanese Ambassador to Thailand, presided over the official opening ceremony of MRCT Landmine Clearance Project which is being operated by the Thai Civilian Deminer Association (TDA). The project aims at clearance of landmine affected areas of 2,420,000 square meters at Chong prik, Jaratpattana village, Jaratpattand sub-district, Buached district, Surin province, from April 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015. The Japanese Government has made financial assistance worth 473,055.96 US dollars via JAPAN-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) to this project that will return safe area to local communities so that under-privileged villagers can make safe travel to collect forest products for their daily living such as mushroom, vegetable, and so on. Local government can also promote development project such as road and temporary border trading area which will bring prosperity to the coming AEC. Representatives of ASEAN embassies in Bangkok, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Media members, TDA members, and other distinguished guests, totaling about 60 persons attended the ceremony.   


                

Giving warm welcome to His Excellency Japanese Ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Shigekazu Sato by TMAC, Thai MFA and TDA


                

In the ceremony, three very important persons kindly delivered speech and open the MRCT Project:

   



         

Gen. Tumrongsak Deemonkol, the Chairman of TDA’s Executive Board, is delivering a speech.

               

Lt. Gen. Krisda Norapoompipat, the Director-General of Thailand Mine Action Center is delivering a speech.

               

               

His Excellency Japanese Ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Shigekazu Sato, is delivering a speech.

               

His Excellency Japanese Ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Shigekazu Sato, is pressing the bottom and opening the MRCT project

                  

           Group photo of VIP and distinguished guests, attending the ceremony  

                 

His Excellency Japanese Ambassador is kindly giving interview on the MRCT project to media members from channel 7

               

               

Lt. Gen. Krisda Norapoompipat and Gen. Tumrongsak Deemonkol are kindly giving interview on the MRCT project and the landmine clearance situation in Thailand to media members from channel 9


               

Mr. Amornchai Sirisai, the MRCT Project Manager, is explaining about the project and equipment to His Excellency Japanese Ambassador and Mr. Cherdkiat Atthakon Deputy Director General of the Department of International Organization, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

       

Group photo with TMAC, HMAU 3, Thai MFA, and Mr. Takanori Hattori of the Japanese Embassy.


               

                                      Group photo of TDA Team

                   

Two important persons behind the scene who have been contributing the success of the MRCT project; Mr. Takanori Hattori and Mr. Amornchai Sirisai







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