BANGKOK, 20 August 2014 - The Thai Embassy in Japan has officially expressed condolences to the family of the Japanese cyclist who was killed by a car driven by a Thai driver last week. 

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha studied at the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School (AFAPS) Class 12, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Class 63, and National Defense College of Thailand (NDC) 5020. Later, he attended the Infantry Officer Basic Course Class 51 and Infantry Officer Advanced Course Class 38. 

BANGKOK, 22 August 2014  - Mrs. Kristie Kenney, the United States Ambassador to Thailand, has met with Pol. Gen. Watcharaphon Prasarnratchakit, the Acting Commissioner-General. The discussion took about 15 minutes. 

BANGKOK, 22 August 2014  –The Regional Blood Centre XII Thai Red Cross Society of Songkhla province along with the Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is inviting the public to participate in a blood donation activity, at Plaza Square of Hat Yai Municipality, tomorrow.( Saturday) 

BANGKOK, 21 August 2014  - Thailand’s Industrial Confidence Index (ICI) reached its highest point last month, thanks to the political clarity that has surfaced since May.

According to Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) chairman Mr. Suphat Mongkolsuthee, the nation’s ICI peaked at 89.7 points in July, an increase of 1.47 percent compared to June’s rate at 88.4 points. The index has risen for the third consecutive month and has reached its highest in the past eight months for this year.

SMEs are also showing signs of improvement, thanks to the higher number of sales and purchases made by customers. In addition, the new government would also be able to issue budget disbursements for Thailand’s long-awaited mega infrastructure projects.

The index is expected to top at least 103.1 points within the next three months of this year, which is higher than the FTI’s earlier projection of 101.9 points.

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 21 August 2014 - The Office of Commercial Affairs Nakhon Si Thammarat has held a forum for farmers, processors, intermediaries, sellers and consumers to promote and develop the Longan market.

The forum was held this week at the Office of Commercial Affairs Nakhon Si Thammarat, with the purpose of promoting quality Longan for consumption and developing a direct delivery service to consumers of the popular Thai fruit.

The forum was attended by representatives of the Provincial Chamber of Commerce, Provincial Internal Trade organization, Provincial Agricultural Extension Office, Provincial Office of Commercial Affairs and entrepreneurs involved in producing and retailing both fresh and dried Longan.

CHIANG MAI, 21 August 2014  - Chiang Mai province is cooperating with representatives of both the government and private sectors to prepare Thai entrepreneurs to seek investments and trading opportunities in neighboring countries. Laos is the first such country to receive the attention of the newly trained business representatives from northern Thailand.

BANGKOK, 19 August 2014 - The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) has made known that it is likely to postpone the country’s production target of 3 million cars by 2017, by around 2 years. 

BANGKOK, 20 August 2014  – The Forum for East Asia- Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) is being held at the Bangkok Convention Center in an effort to build a friendly cooperation between the two regions. 

BANGKOK, 19 August 2014  – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has instructed the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to lay down a concrete plan against ivory trade in line with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). 

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