Rubber planters to ask govt to solve falling prices


SONGKHLA, July 21 A network of rubber growers in the southern province of Songkhla planned to submit a letter urging the government on July 24 to shore up the declining price of rubber.

Chayan Sangkhapaitoon, leader of a network of rubber farmers in 14 southern provinces, said that Songkhla rubber growers and rubber planters nationwide are scheduled to stage a rally this Wednesday, aiming to call on the government to tackle the price problem.

Representatives of Songkhla rubber growers will gather at the provincial city and submit a letter to the government via the provincial governor demanding they speed up taking actions against the slump in rubber prices.

Currently, rubber prices have continued to dip.The price of raw rubber sheets stands at Bt70-72 per kilogramme while the price of rubber latex is at Bt62-65 per kilogramme.