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Authority and Duty of Central and Regional Divisions 
Following offices of the LDD are of the ‘division’ level

  

The authorities and duties of central and regional divisions of the Land Development Department (LDD) are as follows:

 

Office of the Secretary
- To manage the correspondence of the LDD
- To carry out general administration and secretarial works
- To conduct legal works and regulations related to legal actions and contracts, works
        concerning civil and criminal liability cases, administrative cases and other
        legal cases under the authority of the Department
- To publicize and disseminate the activities of the Department
- To carry out secretarial works of the Land Development Committee
        (appointed by the government)
- To carry out any other activity that has not been designated as the authority of any
        particular unit of the Department
- To work with or support the operation of other related or assigned agencies

                                                                                                                      
 
Personnel Division 
- To conduct personnel administration and organize the work system of the LDD
- To carry out the disciplinary strengthening and merit or moral system development
        of the Department.
- To work with or support the operation of other related or assigned agencies

                                                                                                                      
Finance Division
- Carry on finance, accounting, administration, budgeting, procurement,
        office facilities, and vehicles of the Department
- To work with or support the operation of other related or assigned agencies

                                                                                                                        
Planning Division
- To produce and coordinate the operational plans and budget of the Department
         to comply with the policy and the master plan of the Ministry, including accelerating,
         following up and evaluation of the performance of LDD
- To study, analyse and prepare the research plans, including coordination and
         preparation of research records and research results of the Department
- To contact and coordinate with foreign organizations or agencies on
         land development
        assistance and cooperation, including the meeting organization and negotiations
        as assigned
- To develop the work standard system and following up the performance
- To work with or support the operation of other related or assigned agencies

                                                                                                                      
  
Information and Communication Technology Center
- To prepare the master plan on the land development information systems
- To study and develop the information technology (IT) systems on management and
         setting up the database system, computer network and data communication
         systems of development
- To be the center for the soil geographic information of the Ministry and to be the
         training for information technology and agricultural geographic
         information systems (GIS)
- To work with or support the operation of other related or assigned agencies

                                                                                                                      
  
Office of Survey and Mapping Technology
- To survey, analyse and produce high resolution maps of land ownership in order to do
         the census of agricultural land
- To improve, produce and give services for photographic maps and map data to
         various organizations nationwide
- To analyse and check the land in the permanent forest zone, hilly and mountainous
         zone and areas with slopes exceeding 35 percent, including improvement of the land
         classification map by using photographic maps as base maps
- To study, research and develop the survey and mapping technology to set the
         standard of the survey and mapping
- To survey, inspect, maintain and repair the ground benchmarks network of the
         Department.
- To work with or support the operation of other related or assigned agencies

                                                                                                                      
 
Office of Research and Development for Land Management 
- To study, experiment, research and development of soil and water conservation
         techniques, soil improvement, techniques to prevent and correct land degradation;
         to set up the models of land development and land management in agricultural areas
         so that the land is efficiently and sustainably used
- To monitor the impact of global warming on soil and water; to assess the damage
         from the degradation of soil and water resources; to develop carbon sequestration
         through the cultivation systems, including research and development of soil
         management to cope with the global warming problems
- To collect, study and research local knowledge or wisdom to apply in land
         development works
- To create a network of volunteer soil doctors and farmers groups and empower them
         to be able to accept the technology transfer, to enable them to participate in land
         development and other activities.
- To produce the database of soil and water conservation, soil improvement and land
        management to mitigate the global warming problems; to assist land development
        and local volunteer soil doctors and such network with information technology system
- To transfer technology and give technical services to related agencies and farmers
- To work with or support the operation of other related or assigned agencies
                                                                                                                      
 
Office of Science for Land Development
- To study, analyse, research, test and examine soil, water, fertilizers, soil amendments
         and other materials related to the land development
- To establish the standard and develop soil analysis system
- To transfer technology and give technical services to related agencies and farmers
- To work with or support the operation of other related or assigned agencies
                                                                                                                      
  
Office of Engineering for Land Development
- To study, analyse and research on soil and water conservation engineering to develop
         and establish the soil and water conservation models by using engineering approach 
- To establish the standards for survey, design and construction using engineering
         principles
- To conduct the preliminary feasibility study for planning and design soil and water
        conservation systems by using engineering approach
- To study, analyse, research and develop methods to solve soil structure problems by
         using engineering approach in order to increase productivity and enhance the fertility
        of the soil sustainably of the soil sustainably
- To plan, survey, design and control the construction of water resources for soil and
         water conservation, for soil and water conservation system works with mechanical
         measures and architectural works
- To plan, control, supervise and advise about the maintenance of machinery and
         vehicles of the Department
- To work with or support the operation of other related or assigned agencies
                                                                                                                          
Soil Resources Survey and Research Division
- To study, survey, classify, analyse and research on soil resources and produce soil
         maps as the data and information for area development
- To study, research on soil properties and soil suitability; to diagnose the quality of the
         land and the productive capacity of the soil; following up the change in fertility and
         other properties of soil resources in the area affected by certain land uses and areas 
         hit by disasters
- To set up the standard of soil survey and classification, to develop soil database and
         to apply by using the information technology to support the land development
- To study and develop techniques for the transfer of technology and knowledge of soil
         resources and to give technical services to related agencies, farmers and public
- To work with or support the operation of other related or assigned agencies
 
                                                                                                                      
Division of Soil Biotechnology
- To study, experiment, research and develop soil biotechnology for soil improvement,
         enhance the fertility of the soil, pest control and environmental preservation
- To conduct research and develop the techniques to produce microbial products and
         their application, to be a production and standard accreditation unit for microbial
         products to use for agriculture
- To conduct research on management of wastes from agriculture and agro-industry
         businesses by using microbial technology for agricultural use, in order to reduce the
         production cost and the impact to the environment
- To study the diversity of microbes that are usable in agriculture, the residues from
        agriculture and agro-industry to produce a database to be used in agriculture
        and the environment
- To be a hub of academic information, knowledge management on soil biotechnology
         for the transfer, and creation of networks interested in using organic substances and
         to reduce the use of chemicals in agriculture
- To work with or support the operation of other related or assigned agencies

                                                                                                                      
Division of Land Use Policy and Planning
- To study, survey, analyse and research physical data, socio-economic conditions,
         land use status, policies and legal provisions to plan and set up land use boundary
         as well as to coordinate on the implementation plan
- To study and analyse the country's land policy, the policy of state land utilization, the
         socio-economic and environmental policies to support the land use planning and
         monitor the situation on the changes of land use
- To conduct research, develop and plan the land management in the area of
         agricultural risks
- To study, survey, classify, analyse and produce maps and data of wetlands for
        wetland management plan
- To study, analyse, research and apply the remote sensing data and GIS
        (Geographic Information System) for land development
- To transfer technology and provide academic services to related agencies
        and farmers
- To work with or support the operation of other related or assigned agencies

                                                                                                                      
  
Land Development Regional Office (No. 1-12 offices, covering the whole country)
- To study, survey and analyse soil and land data to make land use plan at the farm
         level
- To study and research about land development as well as testing of research results
         to apply in the field
- To collect and produce information database of agencies in the area as well as to
        analyse, support, produce and give information on land development techniques to
         related agencies
- To conduct land development in responsible farm area
- To provide services on analysis and investigation of soil, water, plants, fertilizers, and
         other relevant information
- To produce various plant materials (seed/ seedlings) for soil and water conservation
         and soil improvement
- To transfer technology related to land development to related agencies and farmers
- To work with or support the operation of other related or assigned agencies
                                                                                                                      
Land Development Station (77 stations, covering the whole country)
General Administration Section
- To manage general administration affairs
- To prepare annual operation plan, annual budget plan, control budget requisition,
         monitor and report the performance of the land development station
- To manage the human resources and to do public relations of the land development
         Station.
- To check and screen various matters before proposing to the Director of the land
         development station, including coordination among internal units and external
         agencies
- To perform other functions as assigned
                                                                                                                      
 
Technical Section for Land Development
- To study, research and test the land development in the area
- To operate the land development in the province, with extension and demonstration
- To train and transfer technology to volunteer soil doctors and general farmers
- To perform according to the plan for land resources development and the plan for
        agricultural development
- To jointly prepare the land resources development plan in the area
- Being the Secretary of the Provincial Land Classification Sub-committee
- To perform other functions as assigned 
                                                                                                                      
 
Khao Hin Sorn Royal Development Study Center 
- To coordinate the project’s operation with relevant agencies 
- To study, research, test and demonstrate the land development in the project area 
- To expand the result of occupation development to villages around the center 
- To compile, prepare and provide information database of relevant agencies 
- To do public relations to disseminate news about the activities of the royal initiative
         project 
- To perform other functions as assigned
                                                                                                                      
The Royal Project Land Development Center
- To study, research, test and demonstrate the land development in the royal
         project area
- To study and analyse to set projects for area development and to operate the land
         development in the royal projects areas in the Northern part and the projects due to
         the royal initiative
- To compile and prepare the information database of units in the royal projects, as well
         as to analyse, support, produce and give service of information on land development,
         and also operate the land development in the royal projects areas
- To produce plant seedlings to use in soil and water conservation
- To train and transfer technology to the network and general farmers
- To perform other functions as assigned
                                                                                                                      
 
Phikul Thong Royal Development Study Center
- To study, survey, analyse and research physical data, socio-economic conditions,
         land use status, policies and legal provisions to plan and set up land use boundary
        as well as to coordinate on the implementation plan
- To be a coordinating center of the project operation
- To study, research, test and demonstrate the land development in the project area
- To analyse and improve organic soil including other problem soils in the swamp area 
- To operate the land development in the project area
- To expand the results from occupation development to villages around the center 
- To do public relations to disseminate news about the activities of the royal
         initiative project
- To perform other functions as assigned
                                                                                                                      
Khao Cha-ngum Degraded Land Rehabilitation Study Center
- To study, research, demonstrate, and test to improve the degraded soil including the
         preparation of technical database
- To expand the land development as well as technology transfer to the target area and
        the area under His Majesty’s initiative
- To coordinate various agencies to perform the work in an integrated manner and joint
        project management
- To do public relations to disseminate news about the activities that have been
         successful
- To perform other functions as assigned
                                                                                                                      
Nong Phlap – Klat Luang Land Management and Development Operation Center under His Majesty’s Initiative
- To study, research, demonstrate, and test for soil improvement soil and water
         conservation
- To study, analyse and develop methods for land development in the
         Chaiphatthana – Mae Fah Luang reforestation project
- To be a center for producing seed and seedlings for soil improvement soil and water
         conservation
- To expand the performance of land development, soil and water conservation and soil
         improvement, as well as technology transfer to the target areas
- To coordinate with various agencies to perform the work in an integrated manner and
         joint  project management
- To perform other functions as assigned
                                                                                                                       
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