Saturday, 06 February 2016 11:02

DSI seizes 11 plots of land in Kanchanaburi

KANCHANABURI – The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has seized 600 rai of land illegally held as trespassed and misused land in the national forest reserve, says a DSI official.

Bangkok – The Government Savings Bank (GSB) has prepared to offer low interest loans through its “Civil State Homes for Low Income Earners Project”, aiming to dole out 30 billion baht to low income earners for home purchases starting this March.

BANGKOK– Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra visited Bangkok’s Sam Yan Market to test a new smartphone scanning system to track the whereabouts of meat products.

Bangkok – Sri Lanka's Primary Industry Minister Daya D.K. Gamage visited Thailand and was received by Thai Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn today.

BANGKOK - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and Vice President of India Hamid Ansari have presided over an agreement-signing ceremony for coastal logistics cooperation.

Under the agreement, Thailand and India will join hands to set up a transport route between a seaport in the Andaman Sea and those in India. Thailand will study a new Indian investment law before proposing the subsequent establishment of a free trade area (FTA) agreement with India. Another deal for tourism cooperation will allow India to study Thailand’s tourism management.

Mr. Ansari is the first Indian vice president to visit Thailand in half a century. He and his wife, Salma Ansari, had the opportunity to observe the Royal Chitralada Projects. The Indian Vice President then delivered a keynote speech at Chulalongkorn University, entitled “India, Thailand and ASEAN: Contours of a Rejuvenated Relationship.” Both later traveled to Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm, also known as Wat Pho, and the Grand Palace.

Next year, Thailand and India will celebrate their 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations.

BANGKOK, 5 February 2016 - The Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) has urged Chinatown vendors to maintain reasonable prices for religious and ceremonial items ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations.

BANGKOK – The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has organized an activity to raise awareness of the dangers of unsafe diet and beauty regimens.

At the opening speech, Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn has cautioned teenagers planning to undergo plastic surgery to consider the possible side effects and to only choose certified hospitals.

Dr. Piyasakol said that teenagers are naturally endowed with youthful beauty, arguing that they can maintain their health and looks by having a balanced diet, enough rest, and regular exercise. The activity featured talks by health and beauty experts, as well as entertainment shows by volunteer artists.

The ministry has planned to launch a similar activity at several campuses to raise awareness of a healthy lifestyle among youngsters.

Bangkok – The Prime Minister has called for greater care to be taken in drafting the 2017 government spending budget with an emphasis on fiscal discipline and wider dispersion.

Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has handed down policy to a meeting discussing the Government Expenditure Budget for 2017 attended by high ranking government officials, state enterprise executives and the heads of state offices. Throughout the meeting, the attendants will be briefed on the approach to be used in drafting their budgets for next year, which have been decided with an aim to achieve the greatest benefit to the public and the nation.

The premier asked that all in attendance gain a clear understanding of the changing situation of the world so that they may draft their budgets with consideration to both domestic and international factors. He asserted that the central budget must be dispersed to all local offices with efficiency and address matters in a direct manner. He affirmed that this year, drafting of the budget would be done with stringency and fiscal discipline.

BANGKOK, - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha welcomed the Vice President of India during his official visit to Thailand to promote bilateral ties.

Indian Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari arrived in Thailand with his wife, Salma Ansari, and Indian foreign officials. Both Gen Prayut and Mr. Ansari inspected a military formation at the Government House.

They were later scheduled to discuss the possibility of further cooperation in areas of tourism, trade, culture, academia, defense and security. Gen Prayut and his wife, Naraporn Chan-o-cha also hosted a dinner party for the Vice President and his delegation.

This marks first time in 50 years that Thailand has had a visit from an Indian vice president. Next year, the two nations will celebrate their 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations.

BANGKOK - Minister Attached to the Office of Prime Minister ML Panadda Diskul has urged unity between public and private agencies to solve the country’s problems. 

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