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Flood-Hit Businesses Can Get Free Cash, Facility Repairs

Nonthaburi Pathum Thani Flooding Businesses Thailand Damage Flood

The Department of Industrial Promotion has introduced new measures to assist flood-hit villagers and affected businesses.

Assistance will be offered to cover both the repair of facilities and direct financial support.

Department Director-General Nattapol Rangsitpol said a survey showed some 700 businesses were affected by this year’s flood disaster, with the majority being small and medium businesses and community enterprises.

Affected business owners expressed their need for assistance in four ways: financial support, loan deferment, raw material support, and maintenance and upgrade of machinery.

From these demands, the department has introduced two new measures to help affected businesses, starting with the urgent dispatch of engineers and technicians to help repair and renovate affected workplaces and equipment, along with the delivery of disaster supplies.

Other measures introduced will focus more on business recovery, including a 20-million-baht financial support, business consultation, assessment by experts, an enhancement to logistics performance and management, raw material sourcing, inventory management, and client contracting.

The department is also aimed at setting up occupational workshops for affected villagers, to help enhance their potential and capacity.

More information on the department’s new measures can be found on its website or by calling 02-430-6860.