PTT Plc to open petrol stations for farmers to sell rice directly to consumers

PTT Public Company will open all its petrol stations throughout the country to allow rice farmers to sell their crops directly to the consumers free of charge, said CEO and president Mr Thewin Wongwanich on Tuesday.

He said that PTT Plc was ready to support the government’s effort to help rice farmers to tackle the problem of rice price slump.

Farmers, farmer groups, farmer’s cooperatives or community rice millers who are interested to sell rice at PTT’s petrol stations can contact petrol stations in their respective provinces.

Mr Thewin further said that PTT would coordinate with its business networks and farmer’s groups to bring rice to PTT’s head office to be sold to staff members, officials and members of the public.

Also, PTT will buy rice from farmers to be given as New Year’s gifts.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)