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Truck drivers' worries eased

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The government's plan to purchase 1,000 new vans to serve students nationwide will not leave operators of song taew school trucks short of work, Education Minister Phongthep Thepkanchana says. 

Mr Phongthep spoke yesterday after Chatchai Phu-aree, head of a club of operators of trucks with row seats, called song taew in Thai, said on Sunday that at least 800 song taew trucks would converge in protest on the Education Ministry if the government insisted on buying the vans.

Mr Chatchai had said he was afraid the purchase of the new vans could leave them short of work.

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