Huai Kha Khaeng World Heritage Day to be marked

Huai Kha Khaeng World Heritage site / Uthai Thani Thailand

Huai Kha Khaeng World Heritage site / Uthai Thani Thailand

Uthai Thani Province is organizing the Huai Kha Khaeng World Heritage Day in December.

Mr Chonchuen Bunyanusat, the Governor of Uthai Thani Province stated that following the proclamation by UNESCO listing Thung Yai – Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary as the world heritage site, the Cabinet had designated 9 December each year as the Thung Yai – Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary Day. This year, the event would be held during 7-9 December 2009 at the open space on Uthai Thani – Banrai Road and the central park of Banrai District Office, Uthai Thani province.

The event is aimed to heighten the people’s awareness of the conservation of forest, natural resources, and the environment. The activities comprise jogging mini-marathon contest, local sports contest, speech contest, OTOP booths, exhibitions, and many more.

Uthai Thani is a province abundant in natural resources, such as forests and wildlife. “Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Reserve” here was proclaimed a Natural World Heritage Site on 13 December 1991. The reserve has jungles, forests, plains, natural streams, and most importantly, a number of rare and endangered animals. (NNT)

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