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Hat Yai Railway Station project takes seed to help people impacted by Covid-19


Songkhlas Hat Yai Railway Station has turned barren land into a plantation for growing chemical-free vegetables for free distribution to hospitals and people impacted by the Covid-19 crisis to make meals.

Vegetables including cabbage, eggplant and fah talai jone (Andrographis paniculata) have been grown on the plantation under the care of station officers.

Station officer Kritsanapon Phankhiri said the project began at the beginning of August this year. He said vegetables would be handed out to citizens, almshouses, hospitals or agencies for cooking meals.

"Even though the vegetables cannot generate income, it can at least make people smile," he said.

Hat Yai Railway Station project takes seed to help people impacted by Covid-19

Kritsanapon said the railway station would expand the plantation soon. He also invited other railway stations to take this example and grow vegetables if they have available space.

"Agencies can contact 092-637-1388 if they would like to help the Hat Yai Railway Station project, such as donating fertilisers or vegetable seeds," he added.

Published : November 04, 2021

By : THE NATION