The government's committee for the implementation of policies and strategies to solve problems in southern border provinces on Thursday approved two budgets worth more than 1.2bn baht for development work and security operations in Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat.
Government deputy spokeswoman Sunisa Lertpakawat said the two budgets are worth 453.1 million baht and 771.9 million baht respectively.
Of the 453.1 million baht budget, 77.1 million baht will go toward a project to recruit volunteers to support military, police and administrative officials in providing security for urban communities, while 375.1 million baht will be spent on 42 infrastructure development projects to improve roads, lighting and other public utilities. These projects will be implemented by the Interior Ministry.
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