Drought disaster relief extended for Koh Sichang

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Chonburi has extended the drought disaster declared in Koh Sichang District, allowing residents to receive relief for an extra month, along with more free water.

Deputy Gov. Chawalit Saeng-Uthai chaired a May 4 meeting on the province’s drought problem, saying the disaster declared on Feb. 24 has allowed officials to distribute 3 million baht in aid.

Deputy Gov. Chawalit Saeng-Uthai chairs a meeting on the province’s drought problem.

The disaster status was supposed to expire on May 23, but will be extended until June 22, allowing 2,029 households to continue to receive aid. It’s estimated the province will hand out another 2 million baht in relief funds.

Another 2 million baht will be spent to purchase water for consumption. The water will be distributed free to qualified drought victims.