Bangkok, the 5th of August 2010: The process, branded “Royal Rain Making,” involves spraying of condensed water vapour into the atmosphere, which is then transformed into rain-clouds as cool air passes over the vapour.
Following a request from the Queensland Premier, Anna Bligh, to Thailand’s Foreign Ministry regarding the innovative rain making technique, an approval was granted by His Majesty the King, through the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) and the Bureau of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation (BRRAA).
Dr. Soottiporn Chittmittrapap (Prof) of the NRCT stated that the approval was granted to Ms Bligh by His Majesty on Thursday. The project will involve intense cooperation between both the Queensland government and Thailand’s NRCT and BRRAA.
Consequently, Dr. Chittmittrapap explained that the Queensland Premier had been very kind and respectful in her letter addressed to His Majesty, remarking of his wisdom and valuable input to the world community.
Reportedly, King Bhumibol has devoted himself, since 1955, to the study and development of drought relief projects, considered of crucial importance to the Thai agricultural industry. The “Royal Rain” operation was allegedly created in 1974 along with the formation of the Royal Rain-Making Operation Office.
Thailand’s Intellectual Property Department in 2003 registered a patent for the technique in the King’s name. The Royal Rain process has now been registered and is valid in 30 European countries following a patent issued by the European Patent Office in 2005.