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Thai Farmers Get US$125 Million Compensation

by 5m Editor
8 May 2006, at 12:00am

BANGKOK - The Thai government had paid over five billion baht or about US$125 million in compensation to farmers affected by avian influenza or bird flu while the country&#39;s frozen chicken export dropped sharply from US$597.3 million in 2003 to US$13.3 million last year. Foreign Minister Kantathi Suphamongkhon said the compensations were paid to farmers whose livestocks were culled as part of the government&#39;s outbreak control measures at source. &quot;These and other measures seem to have been effective. There has been no further outbreak in Thailand since last November while the last confirmed human case was reported last October,&quot; he said when opening the Acmecs Special Senior Officials&#39; Meeting on Avian Influenza Pandemic Preparedness here Monday. <i>Source: Bernama</i>

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