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SET News :SET grants two social development awards to support rural development
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          SET News 24/2019
                      April 9, 2019

SET grants two social development awards to support rural development

BANGKOK, April 9, 2019 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) jointly with 
Population and Community Development Association (PDA), has recently announced
the annual SET social development award in rural development category to
community groups with outstanding works in renewable energy promotion and
sustainable water management to enhance well-being of people in communities.

SET Senior Executive Vice President Krisada Sektrakul said that the SET 
Foundation, together with seven social development organizations, during the
past 12 years SET has granted awards to 100 individuals and organizations that
have embraced, enhanced and inspired the society. This year the award in rural
development category recognized the remarkable works of two groups. One is Raum
Jai Tham Roi Poh Network - Baan Pah Deng, Phetchaburi province in the southern
part of Thailand that has turned problems into opportunities by creating
renewable energy from solar power and biogas, while making its success story as
a learning center for community power group, represented by network leader Kosol
Saengthong. The other is the Baan Kokploung Water Management Network, Buriram
province in the northeastern part, for exceptional management of water supply
which has become a national model for water management, represented by group
leader Saman Lothong. SET truly believes that the awards will encourage more
people to do more good things for the society.

PDA Chairman Mechai Viravaidya has expressed his admiration to the SET 
Foundation for the determination to identify individuals and groups, who have
done good deeds for the society in various areas, then recognize them as role
models for the society. The first one, Raum Jai Tham Roi Poh Network- Baan Pah
Deng, has been created by villagers in remote area lacking access to public
utility, being admired for their initiative to make use of technology to produce
solar and biogas power to generate electricity. The other one is the Baan
Kokploung Water Management Network, being recognized for their cooperation with
its surrounding communities to tackle the drought problem. This water management
model has been further developed into a prototype for the country's water
management which has been applied to the area of over 170,000 rai, benefiting
2,200 households.

SET's social development awards aims to encourage organizations and individuals 
who dedicate their efforts to enhance the society, categorized into seven areas:
music encouragement, sports promotion, urban development, rural development,
preventing and solving drug problems in the community and society, library
development and education development.

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