Cabinet green-lighted central budget for disaster-hit agriculturalists

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BANGKOK, 16 September 2015 – The Cabinet has green-lighted a central budget to help agriculturalists who have been hit by disasters.

Maj. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd, spokesman of the Prime Minister’s Office, said that the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday approved a central budget worth 681 million baht to help 61,700 farmers who have been affected by various disasters during June 2014 and February 2015.

Out of these farmers, 59,000 were active in farming while 2,200 others were from the fishery sector and the remaining 14 raised livestock.

The types of disasters that hit these agriculturalists were flooding, drought, shortage of rain, and plant pest and diseases.

Maj. Gen. Sansern added that the Cabinet also approved the draft amendment to the Investment Promotion Act as the existing version has not been successful in attracting more investment yet.

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