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Special rainmaking unit to be set up to alleviate drought in Buri Ram

Mar 06. 2019
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By The Nation

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The northern operation office of the Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation Department will set up an operation unit in Buri Ram to seed clouds to alleviate drought in the province.

Nopparat Pongkittichote, chief agricultural officer for Buri Ram, said the special rainmaking unit will be based at the Buri Ram Airport in Satuek district on Thursday.

The department will deploy two planes at the airport for operations to attack cloud with chemicals to make rains that would replenish reservoirs and creeks so that there would be enough raw water for making tap water during the dry season, he added.

He said on-going drought in several districts of Buri Ram prompted the provincial governor to seek help from the Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation Department for special rainmaking operation.

Nopparat expressed confidence that the cloud seeding would bring enough rains to alleviate drought in the province.

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