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1 Follow-up on the Previous ARF Seminar on Alternative Development By Mr. Pithaya Jinawat

2 Narcotic Drugs Situation in Thailand Narcotic drugs problem decreased (25% of narcotic drugs problem in 2002) However, trend of narcotic drugs slightly increase during Production of narcotic drugs exist in neighbouring countries Trafficking of narcotic drugs into Thailand

3 Narcotic Drugs Situation in Thailand (cont) 120 Drug networks (30,000 drug dealers) remain active 250,000 drug users/addicts exist 40,000 villager/community reported to have drug problem (20% of total villages)

4 Comprehensive and Balanced Strategy for Drug Control Goal: To declare Thailand as the Drug Production Free Country by 2008

5 Road Map for Victory over Drugs 1st Phase: FEB - APR 2003 Destroy illicit drugs cycle through area approach 2nd Phase: 1 MAY – 2 DEC 2003 Rehabilitate & strengthen Kingdoms Unity 3rd Phase: 3 DEC 03 – 30 SEP 04 Maintain strong Kingdoms Unity & Communities for sustainable victory over drugs 4th Phase: (1 DEC 04 – 30 SEP 05) Monitor drugs abuse & epidemic and maintain the sustainability

6 The 5th Phase of Roadmap of War on Drugs ( ) Year 1: 2006 (1 Mar Sep. 06) Year 1: 2006 (1 Mar Sep. 06) Solve the remaining problems, build public confidence, and set up drug epidemic monitoring system Year 2: 2007 (1 Oct Sep. 07) Year 2: 2007 (1 Oct Sep. 07) Monitoring drugs situation and timely response to establish sustainable victory over drugs Year 3: 2008 (1 Oct Sep. 08) Year 3: 2008 (1 Oct Sep. 08) Continue monitoring drugs situation and maintain sustainable victory over drugs

7 Narcotics Control Strategy Supply Reduction Demand Reduction Potential Demand Management Ministry Agencies

8 Implementing Alternative Development Integration of alternative development into the National Economic and Social Development Plan Integration of alternative development into the National Economic and Social Development Plan Establishment of Narcotic Drug Prevention and Control Plan in national, regional and provincial level plan Establishment of Narcotic Drug Prevention and Control Plan in national, regional and provincial level plan Establishment of Provincial Operation Centres for Combating Drugs in each province/district and local government organization Establishment of Provincial Operation Centres for Combating Drugs in each province/district and local government organization

9 Reactivation of a balanced approach to solve opium poppy cultivation Reactivation of a balanced approach to solve opium poppy cultivation Focus both on law enforcement and development: Focus both on law enforcement and development: Database development (Opium cultivation area and socio-economic survey) Database development (Opium cultivation area and socio-economic survey) Public awareness campaign Public awareness campaign Alternative development programs emphasizing on sufficient economy principle Alternative development programs emphasizing on sufficient economy principle People/community participation People/community participation Implementing Alternative Development (Cont)

10 Opium eradication, the sanction and prosecution of opium growers Opium eradication, the sanction and prosecution of opium growers Joint opium monitoring andcontrol mechanism comprising governmental agencies concerned, local administrative organizations and people's organizations Joint opium monitoring andcontrol mechanism comprising governmental agencies concerned, local administrative organizations and people's organizations Implementing Alternative Development (Cont)

11 Cooperation on Illicit Opium Poppy Cultivation Seminar on the Establishment of Market Information Systems for Product Resulting from Alternative Development Strategies jointly organized by Thailand and Myanmar during 5-11 Dec. 06 in Yangon, Myanmar, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, Thailand Seminar on the Establishment of Market Information Systems for Product Resulting from Alternative Development Strategies jointly organized by Thailand and Myanmar during 5-11 Dec. 06 in Yangon, Myanmar, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, Thailand

12 Seminar on MIS Knowledge sharing activities were organized by the Royal Project Foundation, the Mae Fah Luang Foundation and the Highland Research and Development Institute (HRDI) Knowledge sharing activities were organized by the Royal Project Foundation, the Mae Fah Luang Foundation and the Highland Research and Development Institute (HRDI) Key recommendation: Key recommendation: Support of government for MIS Support of government for MIS Sharing updated information and establishment of focal point Sharing updated information and establishment of focal point

13 Seminar on MIS (Cont) Cooperation between public sector and private sector Cooperation between public sector and private sector Inclusion of AD products in economic cooperation mechanisms like GMS, ACMECs, WTO and AFTA Inclusion of AD products in economic cooperation mechanisms like GMS, ACMECs, WTO and AFTA

14 Seminar on MIS (Cont)

15 Doi Tung Projects Product Hand-made fabric and carpet Seminar on MIS (Cont)

16 Promotion of International Cooperation Cooperation on bilateral and multilateral Cooperation on bilateral and multilateralbasis Working closely with international Working closely with international organizations such as ASOD, ACCORD, UNODC etc.


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