Prisons to be powered by solar electricity

Solar panels will be installed at all 143 prisons throughout the country in a bid to reduce their electricity costs after the Corrections Department was found to have not paid the power bills in full in 2019, Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin said on Sunday.

According to Mr Somsak, the department in fiscal 2019 was allocated 217 million baht for power costs, but the actual consumption cost 372 million baht, leaving an overdue amount of 178 million baht.

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Bangkok Post Reporter