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Rehabilitation in process to restore flood-damaged South

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BANGKOK, 3rd February 2017 (NNT) - Efforts to restore the flood-damaged southern region have begun, to help those hit by weeks of inundation to regain their lives.

Maj. Gen. Arkhom Pongprom, Commander of the 41st army circle, on Thursday joined Deputy Governor of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Kajornkiat Rakpanichmanee and a team of military officers in the dismantling of two houses damaged by recent floods in Tambon Suan Luang of Chaloem Phra Kiat district to prepare the space for the construction of new ones, each of which will cost 230,000 baht and take no more than one month to complete.

In Phatthalung province, Governor Wanchai Kongkasem officially kicked off the project to construct nine flood-destroyed houses.

The construction of two houses is already underway in a location different from before, to avoid future overflow from Lampam Lake. They are expected to be completed in 30 days.

Meanwhile, in Krabi, locals whose farmland and produce have been hit by the flooding, received advice from the Krabi Provincial Agricultural Office on the use of chemicals to revive their land and prevent any spread of fungi brought on by a long period of inundation.

And, the Department of Agricultural Extension has dispatched a caravan carrying supplies to help rehabilitate flood-damaged farmland in 12 southern provinces, where over 1.1 million rai of land was hit hard.

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