Military hands over school building in Tak

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Tak – The 3rd Army Area of the Royal Thai Army, along with American and Singaporean soldiers, have handed over a newly-constructed building to Ban Koh Ai Duan School in Tak province.

Commander of the 3rd Army Area, Lt. Gen. Chalongchai Chaiyakham, and soldiers from the US and Singapore who are taking part in 2019 Cobra Gold Exercise, held a ceremony to present a new building to the school in the capital district of Tak. The multi-purpose facility was constructed as part of this year’s Cobra Gold Exercise.

Cobra Gold is one of the world’s largest and longest-running international military exercises. This year’s drills are being attended by 27 nations including Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea and Singapore. China and India are participating in civic-action parts of the exercise.

The annual exercise is designed to improve the capabilities of participating nations to plan and conduct combined operations, build relationships among participating nations across the region and improve interoperability over a range of activities, including enhancing maritime security, preventing and mitigating emerging disease threats and responding to large-scale natural disasters.