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His Majesty grants Bt40 million to help southern flood victims
By The Nation




BANGKOK: -- His Majesty the King has granted to the government Bt40 million from the proceeds of the sale of greeting cards drawn by him and a diary designed by him to help flood victims in southern provinces.


His Majesty granted an audience to Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha at Dusit Palace to receive the Bt40 million cheque.


The money was raised from the selling four greeting cards drawn by the King and sold in Bt90 sets. The diary was sold for Bt199.


The cards and diaries were sold at the Grand Palace, the Golden Place, 904 welfare shops, the Suksamran bicycle shop and Nai In bookstores.


His Majesty earlier expressed concern for the people affected by severe flooding in southern provinces in December and January and granted his own money for buying necessities to help flood victims.


The prime minister will use the Bt40 million to rehabilitate villages damaged by floods and to provide scholarships to the children of parents killed in the floods.


His Majesty also granted money to help 267 schools damaged in the floods.


Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30311976

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