Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Boats found in Energy Ministry are solely for public donation

Boats found in Energy Ministry are solely for public donation

Energy Ministry's spokesperson claimed the boats found in the ministry would be distributed to the people, however, the steel boats needed to be returned to the donors to save users from electrical shock.

According to Mr Patchara Naripthaphan, the Energy Ministry's spokesperson, the boats in the Ministry of Energy belong to the ministry and other organizations under the ministry. They are being managed and distributed by the officials to ensure the efficient donation system. So far, more than 1,000 boats have been donated to the flood victims in 7 provinces and other 333 boats have been donated though the Flood Relief Operation Center (FROC).

He added that the ministry's name sign attached on the side of the boats are for making sure that the donated boats would be used for the community's benefits and not for personal purpose since they were large boats. Nevertheless, the ministry has to return the steel boats to the donors since iron is the conductor which might pose risk of electrical shock to the users.

Mr Patchara confirmed that the donation items sent to the ministry would not be destroyed like the ones in the FROC, Don Muang Airport. He claims that the Energy Ministry only brings the donation items to the flood victims, but it does not act as a receiver. Moreover, today more than 100 boats will be distributed, leaving about 10 boats which the nearby communities which the officials can use in cases of floods.

BANGKOK, 31 October 2011 (NNT) – Reporter : Boonyanut Chompan
News Date : 31 October 2011

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