Yala rubber planters to receive flood compensation of Bt3,000 per rai

Breaking News December 07, 2017 14:24

By The Nation

Rubber planters in Yala will receive compensation of Bt3,000 per a rai for rubber trees damaged by floods, an official said on Thursday.

Surachai Boonwanno, director of the Yala office of the Rubber Authority of Thailand, said he had instructed officials to survey damaged rubber plantations so that planters could be compensated.

He said rubber plantations in Yala had been damaged by ongoing floods since November 26.

Planters eligible for compensation must have plantations where more than 20 trees per rai were killed, Surachai said.

He said authorities were also offering soft loans of Bt50,000 to rubber planters so they can repair their plantations.

Only planters who have registered with the authority will be eligible.

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