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Construction goes ahead

Acting Provincial Police Region 3 chief Pol Lt-General Pisan Juldilok has instructed 19 police stations to set a standard price for new precinct constructions by next month so construction can go ahead from September 15.

The region's 19 precincts, expected to cost a total of Bt220 million, include two in Nakhon Ratchasima, two in Yasothon, 10 in Surin, two in Buri Ram, two in Si Sa Ket and one in Chaiyaphum.

The move follows the National Council for Peace and Order's approval this week of the plan to build 396 police stations nationwide. The plan had been put on hold because of suspected corruption. With the NCPO's endorsement, construction of the first 181 stations would go ahead with a budget of Bt2.5 billion, while additional budgets would be allocated later for the remaining precinct constructions.

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