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Flood victims in southern Thailand grateful for continuous assistance

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NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 13 February 2017 (NNT) - Flood victims in Nakhon Si Thammarat expressed their gratitude to local authorities for their help and support.

The Second Naval Area Command sent a group of soldiers to help residents in Chulabhorn district repair their houses in the aftermath of a month-long flood. A 60-year old homeowner in the district, Preeda Khaoset, said she was grateful for the help she received as she never could have repaired the house by herself due the scale of the damage.

Her home was under the water for four days. All of her belongings including furniture and home equipment were said to be beyond repair. The Second Naval Area Command is also fixing five other houses in the district. The restoration process is expected to complete in one month.

Meanwhile, former ASEAN-Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan who serves as president of the Educational Development Association presented 602 scholarships worth 1.2 million baht to Prateepsat School students.

The money was donated to the association by the United Chinese Clans Association of Thailand which longs to support the education of Thai students. The former ASEAN-Secretary General also presented 100 other scholarships to students who were affected by the floods in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, and Surat Thani.