The National Council for Peace and Order’s Urgent Project: Chiang Mai
“The Study and Development of Leading Projects in Areas in Accordance with NCPO’s Policies to Honour His Majesty the King and Bring into Practice His Sufficiency Economy Philosophy to Community Areas of Chiang Mai.” Under the Project to Promote the Quality of Chiang Mai Provincial Management, 2016.
The conception of this project began with the government of General Prayut Chan-o-cha, who spoke of the protection and glorification of the monarchy and the development of the nation’s government agencies in terms of applying His Majesty’s teachings to the management of the land and operations of the government in all departments as well as in increasing yield according to initiatives while laying down foundations for future growth. To create clarity as well as generate opportunities far and wide for the people, the teachings of His Majesty is to be applied to daily life, to generate sustainability in careers, income and lifestyles.
In order for the government of Chiang Mai to have higher quality and effectiveness in management in accordance with the development strategy of Chiang Mai, the Ministry of Interior is promoting the “Follow Father’s Footsteps” policy. This policy is of the utmost importance and urgency for the NCPO, which is applying the sufficiency economy to its “Understanding, Reaching and Developing” initiative.
In order for this project to bear fruit, there will be seminars, studies and developmental activities in areas allocated by the NCPO in order for communicates to understand problems, their roots as well as potential solutions by themselves. This developmental project for 2016 will focus on the fact that people are the centre of development and will attempt to create a balance in multi-dimensional development.
This project has therefore been created to generate a pathway to create a strategy and a syllabus to be disseminated about the sufficiency economy. By analysing the potentials and opportunities of Chiang Mai province, the research team will be visiting communities to collect data from 25 districts which have applied leading projects in sufficiency economy, in order to aggregate data for study, leading to the creation of a sustainable strategy. There will be publicity to promote and support this policy and project through the appointment of Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Arts, Media and Technology, who will be conducting all activities, studies and collecting data for analyses and planning. Brainstorming sessions or action meetings will be held with government agencies and relevant organisations in order to further this goal. The target is to penetrate communities with the teachings and philosophies of His Majesty as well as all best known practices and knowledge.
The research team has chosen two communities in particular to focus on, the Ton Kok village in Vieng Ta Karn, Sanpatong District and San Pa Pao in Sansai District. There will be active training sessions in these communities on the production of dishwashing liquid, producing innovative multi-functional liquid which will both reduce costs and increase volume. This will help raise the standards of production and income for the community.
There will also be a mobile information centre to bring His Majesty’s sufficiency economy to the communities and study activities to areas where His Majesty’s policies have been implemented successfully. A press conference will be held to report on all findings once the project is completed.