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King orders setting up of relief centre in Sakon Nakhon

A FLOOD relief centre will be set up in Sakon Nakhon province on the advice of His Majesty the King to help facilitate distribution of food and daily necessities to the affected residents, according to local authorities.

The governor of the Northeastern province, Thawat Siriwattananukul, said yesterday that local residents appreciated the kind royal advice at a time when they were suffering from severe floods.

Flooding in Sakon Nakhon – said to be the worst in four decades – was estimated by the private sector to have caused at least Bt1 billion in damage. Numerous local businesses and the province’s economy have been affected as severe floods hit its downtown areas.

A former chairman of the Sakon Nakhon Chamber of Commerce estimated a damage of at least Bt100 million to the local economy.

The Nation

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