Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Thailand)

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Kingdom of Thailand
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Ministry overview
Formed 2002
Jurisdiction Government of Thailand
Headquarters 92 Soi Phaholyothin 7, Phaholyothin Road, Phaya Thai, Bangkok
Annual budget 20,603,257,100 Baht (2008)
Minister responsible
  • General Surasak Karnjanarat[1], Minister of Natural Resources and Environment

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Kingdom of Thailand (Thai: กระทรวงทรัพยากรธรรมชาติและสิ่งแวดล้อม; rtgsKrasuang Sapphayakon Thammachat Lae Sing Waet Lom; Abrv: MNRE) is a cabinet ministry in the Government of Thailand. The ministry was founded in 2002. It has a wide variety of responsibilities. These include the protection of the nation's natural resources: water, oceans, minerals, and forests. It is also responsible for the protection and restoration of the environment.

Environmental initiatives[edit]

In August 2015, the MNRE announced a program to "encourage people to refrain from using plastic bags." The initiative is aimed at promoting the use of cloth bags one day a month beginning on 15 August and on the 15th day of every month thereafter. The campaign will be expanded to two to three days a week instead of once a month if public response is positive. Thailand could lower the use of plastic bags by as many as one million bags a day if everyone used one fewer plastic bag a day.[2]



  • Office of the Minister
  • Office of the Permanent Secretary

Dependent departments[edit]

State enterprises[edit]

  • The Botanical Garden Organization of Thailand
  • The Forest Industry Organization
    • The National Elephant Institute
  • Watchan Eco-Tourism
  • The Thai Plywood Company Limited
  • Wastewater Management Authority
  • Zoological Park Organization

Public organizations[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "CEO Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment". Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "MNRE encourages people to refrain from using plastic bags". National News Bureau of Thailand. 2015-08-11. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 

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