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Thailand: BMA releases flood relief caravan

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BANGKOK, 4 April 2011 (NNT) – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has dispatched a caravan carrying relief supplies to the South to provide help for local residents following the flooding disaster.

Deputy Interior Minister Thaworn Senneam, accompanied by Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra and related officials, released a southbound caravan of vehicles loaded with necessities and tools for reparation works to be handed out to southern residents affected by the recent flashflood and mudslide. Alongside the supplies, medical staff will also be on duty while equipments, such as water pumps, power generators, inflatable rafts and trucks, will be used to facilitate the flood victims' way of life during this difficult time.

The BMA has set up donation centers at the Bangkok City Hall as well as all 50 district offices across the capital while a bank account has also been opened to receive monetary aid. Those who need more information regarding how they can contribute to the charitable effort can contact the Bangkok Fire and Rescue Department at telephone number 02-2722162.