Issue Date: Jun 15, 1999
Bangkok's Royal Irrigation Department has announced a scheme to pipe water to needy villages. Once completed, it will provide a 24-hour water supply to northeastern provinces and will increase farm output two-fold, said the department chief Pramote. With 12 projects under the scheme, each project is considered as one system, with each having distribution units depending on the water supply in the area. While well-to-do sugarcane and orchard growers may jump at the offer, it was doubtful if the poor and debt-ridden farmers would be able to afford it.
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