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BANGKOK, 27 August 2015 -The Royal Thai Armed Forces have sent a team of doctors and medical supplies to Myanmar this morning to help flood victims.

Supreme Commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Worapong Sa-nganetra presided over the delivery ceremony at the Royal Thai Air Force airfield.

According to General Worapong, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha instructed the Ministry of Defense to reach out to flood victims in Myanmar as part of the Thai government’s humanitarian efforts.

The Thai medical team consists of 51 people, also equipped with tap water producing tools. They are expected to stay and assist Burmese people until September 4th.

KRABI, 27 August 2015 - Fishermen in Krabi were able to catch about 10 tons of fishes thanks to the officials' program to partially seal off the provincial sea, which has allowed the local maritime environmental resources to recover.

Chief of the Andaman Sea Fishery Management Center in Krabi, Charoenchai Srisuwan, visited a fish market in Muang District and inquired fishing crew in the area about the recent fishery situation. The fishermen unanimously told him that they spotted a large volume of fishes in the southern waters off the Samed Island. They spent 3 hours trawling and was able to catch about 10 tons of fishes worth about one million baht. The fishermen credited their successful catches to local authorities’ campaign that seals off waters every year for the increased amount of maritime resources.

Meanwhile, Mr. Charoenchai reaffirmed that Krabi's waters do not allow illegal fishing vessels. All of the trawlers possess legal documents. He attributed the large catches made by the fishermen to direct results of the annual campaign to seal off the gulfs of Krabi and Phang Nga for 3 months from April to June. He said strict rules against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing have also contributed to the increased population of maritime

BANGKOK, 27 August 2015-The Public Relations Department (PRD) of the Prime Minister’s Office is holding a mobile exhibition by the title of ‘Royal Wisdom and Thai Culture’, to publicize His Majesty the King’s sufficiency economy philosophy to the global community.

CHIANG MAI, 26 August 2015 – The Ministry of Commerce has officially launched the Top Thai Brands Trade Fair in Chiang Mai province while hoping the event will generate at least 200 million baht in cash flow.

At the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Center, Commerce Minister Apiradee Tantraporn joined other organizers, including the Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Thai Industries, in opening the Top Thai Brands Trade Fair. The minister was also accompanied by the Deputy Commerce Minister of Myanmar, the Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce of Laos and the Vice Chairman of the Yunnan Provincial People’s Congress of China.

Ms Apiradee stated that more than 450 products of Thai brands, including export items, OTOP goods, intellectual property products and agricultural products, are available to shoppers at the event. There is also an exhibition in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit for her contributions to the development of Thai rice and silk. Moreover, a business matching service is provided for Thai entrepreneurs and their counterparts from Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, China and Malaysia.

Besides creating jobs and income, the fair helps showcase the potential and competitiveness of Thai products to ASEAN countries and others around the world. During the event, which will continue through August 30th, the Commerce Minister expects to see the number of visitors exceed 50,000, with cash flow of over 200 million baht.

BANGKOK, 26 August 2015 – The Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS) is set to stimulate confidence among international tourists, revealing that subsidies for victims have already reached all casualties, the MOTS Minister says.

BANGKOK, 26 August 2015 -The Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) said Thailand could save as much as 8.5 trillion baht in energy spending in 20 years if every sector committed to saving energy. 

BANGKOK, 26 August 2015 - People continue to flock to the Hindu shrine at the Ratchaprasong intersection amid tight security.

The number of the Hindu shrine visitors has only slightly declined since the bomb blast last Monday. Those visiting the shrine include Thais and foreigners, especially Chinese tourists.

A Thai visitor said he was not scared, believing the incident could not happen at the same venue twice. He is urging everyone to have confidence in the ability of the security-related officials.

Vendors selling religious shrine offerings have not been affected by the explosion and have gone back to the intersection to make a living as usual.

The shrine has since the tragic event been protected round the clock by police from Khlongton, Lumpini and Thonglor Police Stations.

BANGKOK– The Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport will be providing special services to facilitate those affected from the bombing incident in Bangkok, while this service's coverage will also include their relatives.

Suvarnabhumi International Airport is now providing extra facilitation services to individuals affected by the bombing incident at Ratchaprasong Intersection in Bangkok. This special facilitation service will also be extended to the relatives of the victims.

A service office has been established near Exit B at the passenger terminal’s baggage claim hall, prior to customs clearance points, to welcome and serve arriving passengers who wish to visit their injured relatives in Thailand, or those inbound to receive the bodies of the deceased. The airport’s customer service agents and Chinese interpreters will be stationed at this office to provide assistance to passengers.

An area on the departure hall at the fourth floor of the passenger terminal near entrance number 5 has also been designated as the location where all passengers can write their feelings and words of encouragement for this incident under the concept ‘Stronger Together’.

The Immigration Police is also providing overstay penalty exemption for the affected persons, while the Customs Department will provide facilitation in the transport of human remains back to their hometowns. Many airlines are now providing fare waivers on the change flights to and from Bangkok in wake of the incident.

The airport has also coordinated with the Tourist Police, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thailand-China association, and the Association of Thai Travel Agents to provide facilitation and information to tourists who have been affected from this incident. Thai authorities have been tasked with the objective of regaining confidence, ensuring a good national impression and making sure that the tourists will visit Thailand again.

Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:04

Thais encouraged to reduce carbon emission

BANGKOK, 26 August 2015 -Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) has launched a campaign called ‘LESS’ urging Thais to reduce carbon emission in the atmosphere.

TGO is encouraging people to lower the amount of greenhouse gas via LESS either by doing it themselves or inspiring others to do the same.

According to TGO Director Prasertsook Jamornman, nearly 500 billion tons of carbon dioxide will be released into the air by 2049 as the emission in the country increases every year.

The campaign has been introduced to business and public communities. They are able to determine how they want to achieve carbon reduction on their own terms under the campaign.

Those interested in the activity can visit www.tgo.or.th for more information.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:18

PM invites more Japanese investors to Thailand

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has encouraged Japanese businesspeople to invest more in Thailand while promising to facilitate their operations.

Prime Minister Prayut visited the Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok in order to preside over a conference between the Thai government and Japanese businessmen hosted jointly by the Thai-Japanese Association and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce. In his opening speech, the premier underscored that the tight relationship between Thailand and Japan, whether at the royal, governmental or civil level, has lasted for over 400 years.

Gen Prayut encouraged the attending Japanese operators to make investment in Thailand, assuring that the government will offer both convenience and assistance to them.

In addition, the Prime Minister proposed that Japan consider Thailand as its main production base in ASEAN. He also insisted that there is nothing but strategic partnership between the two countries.

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