Double A Welcomes Korea Forestry Delegation
Bangkok, Thailand– Korea Forestry Service delegation, South Korea, has recently visited Double A’s integrated pulp and paper mill in Prachinburi Thailand to learn about Double A’s Paper From KHAN-NA sustainable business model that helps in solving environmental, community and economic issues at once.
Double A Senior Executive VP, Mr.Thirawit Leetavorn (leftmost) welcomed the delegation of Korea Forestry Service to visit Double A’s state-of-the-art paper production process and Paper From KHAN-NA model. Korea Forestry Service witnessed how Paper from KHAN-NA (sustainable fiber source from trees grown along unused land between rice paddies) positively impacts farmers and communities across Thailand to earn supplementary income and helps protect the environment through carbon dioxide absorption.
They had experienced the essence of Double A Community Participation Project from their visit at Yan Nang Wing school – the rural school where they enjoyed the traditional performances from the students and walked around the school to observe where Paper-Trees were planted. After, they visited the farmer‘s KHAN-NA field –where they interviewed and exchanged of views with farmers and village head about how initiative has improved their lives and communities. The delegation learnt about how Double A Paper Trees will mature to become a sustainable raw material for paper production, an additional source of fund for the school and supplementary income for farmers and communities.
In addition, they had an experience to plant their own Double A Paper-Tree on KHAN-NA and gained a better understanding about KHAN-NA program to adapt and apply to their own initiative in Korea.
The 2-day visit includedDouble A Mill tourwhere the Korea Forestry delegation had the opportunity to learn how a sustainable paper is being manufactured by considering environmental impact, starting from the tissue culture laboratory where the tree saplings are being developed, pulp to paper process up to finishing where the paper is made and become Double A paper to provide to customers around the world.
The delegates also impressed by Double A’s concept ‘No Waste is Wasted’ through a 4D animation to see how Double A has managed its efficient and sustainable resource utilization by turning its wastes from pulping process into renewable biomass. Electricity from renewable biomass is used throughout Double A mill, while the excess is sold to the local grid.