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UBU Preserves Daeng Ubon Orchid to Welcome Tourists

Patcharin Jongjai     2023/07/04 ,     ( 148 views)  

The Coordination Center for the Plant Genetic Conservation Project Under the Royal Initiative of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Ubon Ratchathani University, in collaboration with Ubon Ratchathani International Airport, organized activities to conserve Deang Ubon orchid (Doritis pulcherrima var. buyssoniana) on July 4, 2023, at Ubon Ratchathani International Airport. 
Associate Professor Dr. Chawalit Thinvongpituk, Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Academic Services at UBU, and the Director of the Plant Genetic Conservation Project presided over the opening ceremony. Associate Professor Dr. Kanjana Rungruchkanont, the head of the project, offered a report, while  Ubon Ratchathani International Airport Director and Acting Sub-lieutenant Attaya Lapmak also participated in the activities which included planting orchids around the airport to serve as a fine welcome for tourists who visit Ubon Ratchathani on the occasion of the 231st anniversary of the Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival 2023. 
Associate Professor Dr. Kanjana Rungruchkanont noted that Daeng Ubon is a rare local plant that should be preserved as unique to Ubon Ratchathani Province. In response to the Royal initiative, the Faculty of Agriculture at Ubon Ratchathani University has researched ways to expand its presence. In 2021, Daeng Ubon orchids were planted around the airport and bloomed in time to welcome tourists. In 2023, Ubon Ratchathani University would like to participate in welcoming tourists through this activity and promote awareness of the Daeng Ubon among tourists. 
English version by: Kanjana Manomai
Original (Thai) version by: Sarayut Doungta
English revised by: James K. Powell II
Photos by: Sarayut Doungta