GSB loans approved for people in debt
12 months to pay it off
The plan to alleviate poverty in Chiang Mai has been
kick-started with the approval of loan sums of over five million baht for
126 applicants from Muang district. Each applicant will receive 15,000 baht.
At Chiang Mai City Hall, Government Savings Bank (GSB)
director Korapoj Atsawinwijit and Chiang Mai governor Suwat Tantipat
approved the funding for the government’s plan to alleviate problems
caused by poverty.
To the villages of the long neck women
A map review of Mae Hong Son
Some 40 years ago Major Roy Hudson, a retired British
army officer in Chiang Mai, first visited the province of Mae Hong Son along
Highway No 108 in a sedan car. He halted 14 kilometres short of Mae Sariang
for a simple reason - the road ended there. In 1963, the provincial town of
Mae Hong Son could only be reached by a Dakota DC3 plane twice a week and
there were no tourists at all. All this has now changed.
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