Thailand’s Bold Vision: Empowering One Million Families to Strengthen Local Communities


In a bid to bolster local communities and drive economic progress, Thailand’s government has launched the ambitious ‘One Million Families’ project. Spearheaded by Anucha Nakasai, the Minister overseeing the National Village and Urban Community Fund (NVUCF), the initiative is set to create a positive impact on rural livelihoods.

With the primary goal of empowering communities and stimulating sustainable economic growth, the ‘One Million Families’ project emphasizes the significant role of cattle farming as a means of income generation. According to preliminary data figures, numerous village funds have expressed keen interest in participating, reflecting the widespread enthusiasm for the initiative.

To secure their involvement in the project, village funds are required to submit loan applications and finalize legal contracts with the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) within a six-month timeframe. This move ensures a structured approach to implementing the project and encourages active participation from the communities.

The project’s success largely depends on the support and dedication of the villagers. Field visits conducted to raise awareness about the initiative have yielded overwhelmingly positive responses from village and urban community funds, as well as their members. Many individuals are eager to seize the opportunities presented by the ‘One Million Families’ project, hoping to establish sustainable occupations and create income through cattle farming.

In light of this enthusiastic response, the funds’ committees have taken on the responsibility of evaluating members’ qualifications carefully. The emphasis is on identifying individuals who display dedication, perseverance, and a genuine love for cattle farming, as they are more likely to contribute to the project’s success. This careful selection process will pave the way for a successful transition into Phase 2 of the initiative.

Anucha Nakasai, at the helm of this visionary project, underlines the government’s commitment to building a robust foundation for the Thai economy. He emphasizes the significance of fostering a grassroots economy that benefits people in all regions of the country. To achieve this, the government has aligned with global trends and adopted the BCG Economy Model concept, focusing on income distribution, self-reliance, and equal opportunities.

The adoption of the BCG Economy Model is expected to add value to Thailand’s economy and push it towards becoming a high-income country with sustainable growth. By empowering local communities through projects like ‘One Million Families,’ the government aims to harness the nation’s strengths and create equal opportunities for all.

Anucha Nakasai has also entrusted the Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office with overseeing the opening ceremony for the “Building a Strong Foundation Economy for National Stability” project. This landmark event seeks to further enhance the grassroots economy for the sustainable development of villages and communities, solidifying Thailand’s path towards a brighter and more prosperous future.


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