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Army buys agricultural produce to help local farmers hit hard by Covid-19


The Royal Thai Army has become an agricultural customer to help farmers suffering from the Covid-19 situation and the nationwide shutdowns.

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The agricultural products will be distributed within boot camps, according to a Facebook post by the the First Army Area’s Public Relation Division on Wednesday (April 29).

Army buys agricultural produce to help local farmers hit hard by Covid-19

“Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong has ordered all Army divisions nationwide to help local farmers who could not transport their produce to markets due to the government’s shutdown order by buying their produce at farms instead,” said the post. “The 21st Infantry Division under the First Army Area has helped farmers in Rayong province by buying over 350 kilograms of seasonal fruits at local plantations using Army vehicles and personnel for transportation.”

Army buys agricultural produce to help local farmers hit hard by Covid-19

The fruits then were distributed among enlisted soldiers and officers in the division’s camps, as well as their family members who come to visit during weekends.

Army buys agricultural produce to help local farmers hit hard by Covid-19

Army buys agricultural produce to help local farmers hit hard by Covid-19

Army buys agricultural produce to help local farmers hit hard by Covid-19

Published : April 30, 2020

By : THE NATION