Royal water project to reinvigorate farming

Pid Thong Lang Phra, a foundation dedicated to promoting the sufficiency economy vision of King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great, has launched water-development schemes to address the scourge of mass unemployment caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Karan Supakitvilekakarn, director-general of the Royal Initiative Discovery Institute under Pid Thong Lang Phra, said the foundation has spent 307 million baht after it hired laid-off workers and new graduates from April to develop irrigation systems and other water infrastructure for farmers until June.

Mr Karan said the project will be carried out in the drought-stricken northeastern provinces of Kalasin, Udon Thani and Khon Kaen.

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