Pracha Rath makes an impact

Local communities in Phetchabun are optimistic about the government’s Pracha Rath project, which has led to real achievements in boosting the domestic economy and incomes of grass-roots people, especially farmers. Pracha Rath is the public-private partnership project initiated by the government with the aim of boosting the economy and income of local communities throughout the Kingdom, as these local communities are believed to be a major mechanism to move the country’s overall economy forward. Kraisorn Kongchalad, Phetchabun’s vice governor, said the Pracha Rath project had created a positive impact on individual farmers in some parts of Phetchabun, whose revenues had increased three times through strong support from the private sector. The move will also serve the emerging ageing society in Thailand, as elderly people will be able to get jobs and earn sustainable income.

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