PM to chair fund-raising TV programme Monday night to help storm victims
The government and the Mass Communications Organization of Thailand (Mcot) will hold a fund-raising campaign via Channel 9 TV station on Monday night to help victims of tropical storm Pa Buk.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and members of his Cabinet will attend the event which will be broadcast live from 8.20 pm until 10 pm and will take phone calls to receive donations from members of the public.
Donors can make cash contributions by wiring their money into the Krung Thai Bank’s account “Fund to Help Public Disaster Victims” of the PM’s Office at Tel. 067-006-8950.
Donations in the forms of relief materials such as rice, dried or canned food and medicines can be sent directly to the provincial governors of the affected provinces or to the Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation department.
Government spokesman Putthipong Punnakan said the prime minister will on Monday morning fly to Nakhon Si Thammarat to observe the relief and rehabilitation operations.
Meanwhile, Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department chief Chayaphol Thitisak reported today that more than 690,000 people in 90 districts of 18 provinces were affected by the tropical storm during January 3-5.
The hardest hit was Nakhon Si Thammarat, with half a million people affected and over 500 houses damaged. Pipoon, Chang Klang, Chawang and Cha-oud districts remain flooded today.