Heavy rain showers profits on one enterprising woman
With storms hitting the country and incessant rain, one woman in Si Sa Ket province has decided to turn this crisis into an opportunity.
Somkid Sangkerd, manufacturer and retailer of plastic tanks, decided to start making plastic boats for use during floods.
She said she was inspired to start producing boats when people from flooded areas showed up at her shop asking for plastic oars. Now she sells both boats and oars for between Bt2,000 and Bt3,000.
Somkid said her boats will last for at least 10 years, adding that even fishermen have bought them.
On Thursday, the Meteorological Department predicted isolated heavy to very heavy rain in the lower Northeast, East and Central regions, including Bangkok and its vicinity. The South will also be hit with heavy rain.