Ep 4: Collaboration on Sustainable Forestry and Forestry Innovation

          Today (31 August 2023), Ambassador Arunrung Phothong Humphreys led the Thai delegation comprising members from the government agencies, private sectors, and academic institutions on a study visit focused on sustainable forestry in Dalarna.

          During the morning session, the delegation was briefed by Ms. Anna-Lena Gull about the ecosystem of the wood construction industry in Sweden, followed by a presentation by Mr. Klas Bengtson, co-founder of the Eco Innovation Foundation (EIF), covering an overview of the Swedish forestry system and the evolution of the Swedish forest industry from the past to the present.

          Following the briefings, the delegation visited the forest area in Hedemora, Dalarna, to study the forest management system and sustainable logging practices. They also gained insights about wood processing technology at Setra Heby wood sawmill, where Mr. Alexander Post, Chief of Production at Setra Sawmill, provided a briefing and guided the delegation through various parts of the company, showcasing the efficient utilization of every part of the wood.