BANGKOK, 17 September 2014 -The DDPM is aiding flood victims continuously while seven provinces remain flooded.
The Director-General of DDPM, Chatchai Promlert, has announced that heavy rain on 15th-16th September, caused flooding in three provinces: Ranong, Trat, and Prachinburi. However, the situation in Ranong has now eased, even though rain has been falling frequently, meaning the situation has to be closely observed for emergency situations. In Trat, the water level has decreased and life is also expected to return to normal in Prachinburi.
As for the flood situations in Sukhothai, Pichit, and Phitsanulok, overall the water has continued to decrease, while the water level in Chao Phraya River has risen and caused flooding in two districts in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, namely Sena and Phak Hai districts. Recently, the water level there has also decreased. As a result, the rescue of victims has been expedited, and a damage survey has been made, including repair of infrastructure and restoration of public utilities. Victims are able to report problems and request help on 1784, 24/7.
SURAT THANI, 18 September 2014 - The Surat Thani governor has ordered beefing up of security measures in Koh Tao following the gruesome murder of two young British backpackers that happened on the night of September 12.
BANGKOK, 16 September 2014 – The Election Commission hopes to submit to the National Council for Peace and Order a list of the candidates to sit in the central reform council by the end of this week.
BANGKOK, 17 September 2014 – The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has reiterated that all Cabinet ministers are required to file their asset declarations by October 3 before the details are made public in the following month.
BANGKOK, 16 September 2014 – The National Legislative Assembly has unanimously passed the second and the third readings of the budget bill for fiscal year 2015 after more than nine hours of debate.
BANGKOK, 16 September 2014 – The deputy Foreign Minister, Don Poramatwinai has welcomed the Chinese Ambassador to Thailand who paid him a courtesy call to congratulate him upon being appointed the foreign affairs deputy minister.
BANGKOK, 16 September 2014 - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Gen.Thanasak Patimapakorn has attended the opening ceremony of the 11th China-ASEAN Expo and met with high-ranking officials from China and ASEAN member countries to strengthen relations.
BANGKOK, 17 September 2014 – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has announced its own restructuring in order to better allow it to work alongside the newly-formed government.
BANGKOK, 17 September 2014 – The Government Public Relations Department (PRD) is scheduled to hold its sixteenth weekly ‘Music in the Garden’ event in the Public Relations Department (PRD) auditorium at Soi Ari on Thursday (September 18th, 2014) between 4:00-8.00 p.m., in an ongoing promotion of unity and harmony in the community.
This week’s concert features artists from Phan Thai Norasing Musical Stage Play, Vinai Panturak and Sodsai Rungpothong. The event will also feature other great singers including M.R. Jirakom Kittiyakorn and performers from the PRD Band. The special guest list ensures a fun and exciting event.
The public is invited to join the event in the PRD auditorium in Soi Ari, Bangkok. Entry is free of charge.
UBON RATCHATHANI, 17 September 2014 - Ubon Ratchathani governor Serm Chainarong has recently attended a meeting at the Customs checkpoint in the Chong Mek border-trade area to deal with street vendors whose stalls obstruct traffic.
The Chong Mek Municipality has already notified the vendors about the problem and requested that they set up their stands only in designated areas on the footpath in order to prevent them from occupying the roadside areas.
The Chong Mek authorities will, after the street vendors move out, reorganize the pavement areas in a bid to let traffic flow smoothly and to improve the landscape within the Chong Mek District to enhance the image of the province.