BANGKOK, 12 September 2014  - The Teachers Council of Thailand (Khurusapha) is organizing a writing contest for students to express gratitude towards their teachers. 

BANGKOK, 10 September 2014 -- The Election Commissioner has reported the progress of the National Council for Peace and Order's road map.

According to EC's general secretary, Puchong Nutrawong, Thailand s under the second phase of political transformation as stated in the NCPO's roadmap. Puchong also expressed his confidence that on the October 2nd, the National Reform Council will be established to draft the Constitution and related laws.

He also expressed hope that after the national has the required laws, the general election will be held in October 2015.

BANGKOK, 10 September 2014  – A draft of the government policy statement has been submitted to the National Legislative Assembly before the address is made on Friday, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-Ngam. 

BANGKOK, 12 September 2014  - Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha has delivered a policy statement before the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), following the appointment and the swearing-in ceremony of the new cabinet. 

Thursday, 11 September 2014 16:21

Lanna Expo 2014 to be held during Sep 19-23

CHIANGMAI, 10 September 2014 – The Chiang Mai Tourism and Sports Office is set to host the Lanna Expo 2014 at the Chiang Mai International Convention and Exhibition Center from September 19-23.

Aiming to support knowledge exchange about community based tourism, the event will showcase local arts and traditions of 20 hill tribes and products from communities in the province. In addition, people can learn about community based tourism from exhibitions organized by public and private sectors.

BANGKOK, 10 September 2014 – The permanent-secretary for Ministry of Energy (MOE) Areepong Phuchaum has affirmed that natural gas vehicle (NGV) users in the northeast of Thailand will not be affected by the maintenance occurring at the Sin Phu Hom natural gas field.

The Sinphuhorm natural gas field, located on the Khorat plateau in Udon Thani province, is slated to be closed for maintenance for five days from September 8-12. Such maintenance will disrupts natural gas distribution to 37 NGV gas stations in 12 northeastern provinces. However, Mr Areepong has confirmed that natural gas has already been transported from the central part to keep in reserve for users in the area.

Thursday, 11 September 2014 16:19

Thai stock index eases 1.05 points or 0.07%

BANGKOK, 10 September 2014 – The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index on Wednesday closed just negative at 1,582.13.

Thailand’s SET Index eased by 1.05 points, or 0.07%, on turnover of 59.071 billion baht. The Insurance sector led the decline, easing 163.52 points or 0.92% to 17,659.44. On a day mixed day, the Construction Materials sector led among gainers to 12,012.90, up 98.45 points or 0.83%. True Corporation PLC (TRUE), PTT Plc (PTT) and Advanced Info Service (ADVANC) were among the most active.

The Bluechip SET 50 Index also closed just negative at 1,057.77, down 0.70 points or 0.07%, while accounting for 30.677 billion baht.

Meanwhile, the MAI Index closed positive at 682.64, up 6.72 points, or 0.99%, while accounting for 9.116 billion baht.

Retail investors were the sole net buyers at 1.53 billion baht, while brokers were the clear net sellers at 687.02 million baht

BANGKOK, 10 September 2014 –As the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is looming, the Director General of the Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP) considers that implementing innovations for product development, as well as applying cultural capital by focusing on uniqueness, are central to preparing skilled entrepreneurs.

The Director-General Atchaka Siboonrueng has disclosed that the DiP is implementing several measures to assist both start-ups and existing entrepreneurs. The Department has provided training and guidance to at least 20,000 entrepreneurs a year to help them display their products in foreign countries.

She also added that the food valley project in the northern region was planned to promote the Thai kitchen to a global kitchen, since the north of Thailand is a suitable place in various respects including topography and climate, for such a venture. It concentrates on food safety and the production of organic products of global quality.

Thursday, 11 September 2014 16:15

DBD introduces DBD e-service application

BANGKOK, 10 September 2014 - The Department of Business Development has designed a new application ‘DBD e-service’ to operate on Android and IOS systems for speedy access to business registration information. 

BANGKOK, 10 September 2014 - The records of 600,000 debtors who have defaulted on their debt payments for more than 90 days would be removed from the National Credit Bureau (NCB)’s database as part of the Credit Information Protection Committee’s agenda to alleviate the financial difficulty of debtors.