BANGKOK, Aug 3 (TNA) – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha bought one ton of longan, mangosteen and rambutan and donated the fruits to the workers and volunteers who are dealing with COVID-19.
Deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek said the prime minister bought the fruits from agricultural cooperatives to help farmers and had them delivered to workers and volunteers on duty on the front line of COVID-19 control operations.
The fruit purchase contributed to the government’s “Happy Farmers” project to help farmers in the North and the South amid oversupply and low produce prices. COVID-19 outbreaks and labor shortages obstructed fruit distribution and strict examinations in other countries including China posed problems to Thai fruit exports, Ms Rachada said.
The Commerce Ministry, the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry and Thailand Post promotes online trade in agricultural products via the Thailandpostmart page on Facebook and www.Thailandpostmart.com of Thailand Post. The campaign covered rambutan from Surat Thani province, mangosteen from Nakhon Si Thammarat and Longan from Phayao.
The Commerce Ministry pays for transport and packages and Thailand Post sends the fruits nationwide free of charge. (TNA)