To gain public trust, Mr. Banthoon Lamsam visited all 99 sub-districts in Nan province and listened to people's concerns. Representatives throughout local government participated in joint meetings to develop a common understanding of Nan Sandbox’s objectives. In these meetings, local farmers were assured of their security and their continued presence in the forest reserve.

Our initial experimental region targets the 28% of depleted forest.  Here’s how it’s divided:

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Success

Banthoon has introduced a new Format for Development and Innovation (Sandbox) to address the problems in Nan province. He successfully convinced all local leaders (99 sub-districts (100%)) and the Prime Minister to meet half way. Both parties have reached a consensus to implement this project.