Thai minister ‘shocked’ by rotting rubber in store

ERJ staff report (BC)

Bangkok – Thai deputy agriculture and cooperatives minister Yuthapong Charassat said he was startled to find 10,000 tonnes of rubber left to rot in warehouses in three northeastern provinces of Bung Kan, Udon Thani and Si Sa Ket under the government’s pledging scheme, reports the Bangkok Post.

The rubber was pledged under the government’s scheme to stabilise prices in more than 56 provinces nationwide.

Over 10,000 tonnes of rubber was left to decay, causing about one billion baht in damage, according to Yuthapong.

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