The cabinet on Tuesday (July 25) decided to allocate 1.8 billion baht from the Central Fund to promote the use of rubber by various government bodies. The fund is to be distributed among three ministries:
- 1.5 billion baht for the Ministry of Defence
- 164.4 million baht for the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
- 135 million baht for the Ministry of Tourism and Sports
The Defence Ministry plans to use the 1.5 billion baht fund to purchase rubber mattresses; build multi-purpose lawns using rubber as raw material, use rubber in road construction and in flooring ponds in rice fields.