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Schools in Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani offer shelter

Schools in Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani offer shelter

Suankularb Wittayalai Nonthaburi School in Nonthaburi's Pak Kret district was set up as temporary shelter yesterday, offering accommodation for up to 800 people.

The school is also being used as a coordination centre for the Education Ministry's flood-relief operations in Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi. Since the Office of Vocational Education Commission has been given the job of helping flood victims in Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi, the coordination centre will have non-affected vocational schools to help out with the flood-relief operations.

Some six-wheeled trucks, boats and flood supplies have been readied, and students have been put to work constructing mobile toilets.

The school's director Poramet Molee said related authorities had agreed to set up shelters in 12 schools in Nonthaburi and 21 in Pathum Thani. The schools in Nonthaburi include Watkhemapirataram School and Triamudomsuksapattanakarn Nonthaburi School in Muang district, which can accommodate 1,000 evacuees each, Bang Bua Thong district's Bang Bua Thong School has space for 500 people, and Sai Noi district's Sai Noi and Ratniyom schools can put up 300 evacuees each.

Meanwhile, Rangsit University yesterday set up a shelter at its two-storey recreation building, which can accommodate up to 300 people. Donations are welcome. Call (02) 997 2200, extensions 3303-4 for information round the clock.


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