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Thailand: "Fix It Centers" set up to renovate flood-hit schools

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BANGKOK, 4 April 2011 (NNT) – The Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC) has established the "Fix It Centers" in Nakhon Si Thammarat and Krabi to help with the reparation of schools damaged by the recent floods.

Secretary-General of OVEC Sasithara Pichaichannarong stated that OVEC held a meeting yesterday with the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) to follow up on the situation in the South in the wake of the deadly flashfloods. Based on the initial discovery, there are 206 schools within Nakhon Si Thammarat province sustaining serious damages from the disaster.

Therefore, the Fix It Center has been founded by 11 vocational schools under the supervision of OVEC in the devastated province and will deploy vocational students to help clean up debris and repair damages on the schools in order for them to reopen in time for the new semester on 17 May.

Another center has also been established in the neighboring province of Krabi, which is still facing inundation. Teams of students will be sent to renovate damaged schools once the water level subsides.

News ID: 255404040012

Reporter : Surapan Laotharanarit

News Date : 04 April 2011