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President of the National Legislative Assembly presided over the Inaugural Ceremony of the 2nd Meeting of AIPA Advisory Council on Dangerous Drugs (AIPACODD) 12-15 March 2019, Chiang Mai Province

Date 13/3/2019

  

    

      On Wednesday, 13 March 2019, at 08.00 hrs. at Le Meridien Chiang Mai Province, H.E. Prof. Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, President of the National Legislative Assembly presided over the inaugural ceremony of the 2nd Meeting of AIPA Advisory Council on Dangerous Drugs (AIPACODD) between 12 and 15 March 2019 which Thai Parliament has the honor of hosting this meeting. On this occasion, Hon. Air Chief Marshal Chuchart Boonchai, Member of the National Legislative Assembly gave the welcome remarks and presented the report to participants.  The participants were composed of delegates of AIPA member parliaments, representatives of international organizations, Members of the National Legislative Assembly, executives of the Secretariat of the House of Representatives and the Secretariat of the Senate attened the meeting.


          H.E. Prof. Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, President of the National Legislative Assembly as the President of AIPA, said that the meeting discussed the draft resolution on Alternative Development towards a Drug-Free ASEAN Community.  The goal aims to cope with illicit drugs which become one of the problems that has impact on every area including economy, security and society across ASEAN region and global.  For this reason, alternative development will be brought as one of the tools to cope with these problems for achieving the goal of building the efficient, legal and sustainable drug-free community.  This can be done by encouraging farmers of narcotic cultivation to grow economic crops for better price and quality of life.  Moreover, local community is a main sector that plays an important role in eliminating drugs from the life cycle of the community and should be supported by government or other related agencies.


          Meanwhile, delegates from AIPA member parliaments went to learn the alternative development of Thailand at the Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon, Chiang Mai Province. The delegates paid a study visit at organic agriculture and exchanged ideas by talking with hill tribe farmers who used to grow crops by shifting cultivation and grew illicit drug crops.


          Then the delegates also visited Khun Huai Hang Research Unit for ornamental plants and fruit plants in cultivation plot, and visited the flower-sorting station, packing, sorting of quality grading, preserving and packing for transportation to the market.  Those were demonstrated for the delegates to learn the samples of implementing the alternative development to reduce the growth of illicit drug crops that can further produce drugs in Thailand. This means to show the concrete outcomes for achieving the goals to eliminate the dangers from illicit crops and drugs that have impact on society in ASEAN region and for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the future.

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Translated by English Division
Bureau of Foreign Languages
The Secretariat of the House of Representatives

 
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