THAI COMMERCE MINISTRY LAUNCHES TRUCK CARAVAN TO HELP FLOOD VICTIMS

NONTHABURI, Thailand -- Thailand's Commerce Ministry on Wednesday launched a truck caravan, carrying relief supplies for flood victims in the Northeast, the Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

The truck caravan is travelling to five northeastern provinces of Sakon Nakhon, Roi Et, Maha Sarakham, Kalasin and Nakhon Panom. More assistance will later extend to other provinces.

Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn said her ministry would apply post-flood aid measures such as organising the Blue Flag campaign to offer consumer goods at lower prices than in the market at ten locations in five districts to help flood victims cut the cost of living.

She also assigned the Internal Trade Department to work with manufacturers and major retailers to distribute consumer goods to meet the need of local residents.

Commerce officials will donate their cloths, bags, accessories and home decorations for sale at the ministry's market between Aug 15 to 17 and all proceeds from the sale will go to help flood victim.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK