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NMG's citizen forums

TO CONTRIBUTE to the national renewal effort, Nation Multimedia Group today kicks off a series of citizens' forums for reform in Nakhon Sawan with the focus on paddy farmers.

NMG chairman Suthichai Yoon will moderate a roundtable discussion starting at 9am on "Farmers Survive, Thailand Survives" at Rajabhat Nakhon Sawan University.

Among the panellists are experts in rice farming and trade, including Somporn Asavilanont, Pramote Vanitchanont, Sumeth Laomoraporn, Thawatchai Tositrakul, Komkrit Thammaratanakul, Vichien Puanglamchiek and Thawatchai Thanomlikhit.

A discussion on "Overcoming Floods and Droughts" will bring together experts from various fields including Suwattana Jittaladakorn from the Engineering Institute of Thailand.

The forums are organised by Krungthep Turakit newspaper and NOW26 TV station, which like The Nation are part of NMG.

The forums, which cover all four regions of the country, will follow in Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiang

Mai, Rayong, Songkhla, Khon Kaen, Nan, Kalasin, Samut Sakhon and Bangkok.

NMG president Duangkamol Chotana said yesterday that the seminars are aimed at mobilising opinions from diverse groups of people on how to tackle important problems in the country, and to carry out national reform.

"The media in Nation Group will help raise public awareness of the move to solve the country's big problems together," she said.


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