Thursday, 12 December 2013 13:23

27th SEA Games officially kicks off in Myanmar

BANGKOK, 12 December 2013 The 27th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) has officially kicked off in Myanmar after a grand opening ceremony held in Naypyidaw yesterday. 

BANGKOK, 12 December 2013 His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn on December 11 granted audiences to a number of foreign ambassadors to Thailand who presented respective credentials before taking up their new assignments in Thailand. 

In this photo released by the Royal Household Bureau, HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej reads a statement at Klai Kangwol Palace during a ceremony in celebration of his 86th birthday in Prachuap Khiri Khan province Thursday, Dec. 5. HM the King used his annual birthday speech to call for stability. (AP Photo/Royal Household Bureau)

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 16:59

Power price hike expected next year

BANGKOK, 11 December 2013 The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is likely to increase the fuel tariff (FT) rate on electricity use early next year by more than 10 satang per unit following natural gas price rise. 

BANGKOK, 11 December 2013 The Constitutional Court today has accepted a petition filed against the two-trillion-baht loan bill, which was previously approved by Parliament for infrastructure development. 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 16:49

Nok Air adds more flights to Phrae

BANGKOK, 11 December 2013 Nok Air, one of Thialand's budget airlines, has increased the number of weekly flights from Bangkok to the northern province of Phrae to better serve surging demand.

The carrier will start flying between Bangkok and Phrae every day or seven flights a week on Wednesday. At present, it has only four flights a week in this particular route. According to Pattara-Anong Na Chiang Mai, the director of Tourism Authority of Thailand's Phrae office, the popularity of Phrae among local and foreign tourists has continuously risen in recent years thanks to Phrae's richness in culture, history and tourist attractions. Meanwhile, the province has successfully developed its facilities and hospitality sector in its bid to become the gateway to the North. The flight increase will help boost Phrae's tourism and other related sectors, attracting more visitors to the province. The province is determined to double its gross domestic product (GDP) to 60 billion bahts in five years' time, thanks to the government's 2-trillion- baht infrastructure plan. The dual track rail system, which will be constructed in the near future will better link Phrae with other provinces further north.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 16:47

EU could ban Thai fruit

BANGKOK, 11 December 2013 The European Union (EU) could ban Thai fruit after flies were found in guavas imported from Thailand. 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 16:41

CAPO: Police will carry out duties as usual

BANGKOK, 11 December 2013 The Center for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) says the police will carry out their duty as usual, while asserting that police will not serve the outlaws. 

BANGKOK, 11 December 2013 300 blankets were given to Bueng Kan border patrol forces who are currently on duty during the cold season. 

MAE HONG SON, 11 December 2013 Thailand's township border committee in the northern province of Mae Hong Son will meet with its Myanmar counterpart, on trade and illegal drug issues on Thursday. 

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