Thursday, 28 January 2016 14:06

New initiative to assist homeless people

BANGKOK, 27 January 2016,  - The Department of Social Development and Welfare has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on developing a system to protect vagrants, beggars and less-fortunate individuals in 30 municipalities.

Social Development and Human Security Minister Pol General Adul Saengsingkaew signed the MOU which aims at creating participation in implementing the 2014 act on protecting homeless people, reducing the number of beggars on the street and providing rehabilitation and job training programs to homeless Thai nationals.

Under this MOU, participating local administrations would regularly organize seminars on vagrancy and beggar prevention and reduction, hold discussions to exchange ideas on the matter among themselves and develop a system to look after local vagrants and beggars.

BANGKOK - The concept of “Pracharat,” or “state of the people,” has been adopted to mobilize support for peacebuilding in the southern border provinces.

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN – Anti-human trade authorities in Prachuap Khiri Khan province have visited construction sites in the capital district as part of their crackdown on illegal labor.

The inter-agency task force inspected two housing estates and a car showroom. All foreign workers were found to have foreign worker ID cards.

However, some workers were found to be underpaid. The Department of Labor Protection and Welfare will later order their employers to comply with the labor laws and submit a report on staff remuneration.

The inspection was aimed at preventing and suppressing the use of illegal labor in Prachuap Khiri Khan province and to ensure that employers have the correct understanding of the labor laws and uphold the fair treatment of its employees.

BANGKOK, 26 January 2016  – Ministry of Industry deputy undersecretary Sakda Phankla said the ministry has promoted efficient water uses by industrial sector since 2010 under the principle of a triple R: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

A manual of the ministry for the triple-R principle can be found on the website of the Water Technology and Industrial Pollution Management Bureau.

Mr. Sakda assigned the Department of Primary Industries and Mines to inspect water uses in nine mining areas in the North, Northeast and Central Plains regions in effort to save as much water as possible for public consumption.

BANGKOK - Three education agencies have signed an agreement with the Department of Skill Development (DSD) in an attempt to raise the standards of education and meet job market demand. 

BANGKOK - Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai has paid an official visit to Iran to strengthen relations between the two countries.

The Thai Foreign Minister was invited by Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh to visit the Middle Eastern nation on the occasion of the Ninth Meeting of the Joint Commission on Economic, Commercial, Industrial, Technical, Agricultural and Scientific Cooperation between Thailand and Iran.

Mr. Don was asked to chair the opening ceremony of the joint meeting. He was later scheduled to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and discuss bilateral cooperation with Mr. Nematzadeh as well as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Both countries have agreed to help one another to fulfill their needs. Iran could export fuel to Thailand, providing energy security, while Thailand could export rice and rubber, providing food security and supporting industrial productivity. Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak is scheduled conduct an official visit to Iran from February 1 – 3 to observe the agreement signing ceremony after the joint meeting concludes.

Bangkok, 26 January, 2016 – Manila The Thai tourism industry has reaffirmed its commitment to the ASEAN goal of building an integrated community based on the slogan: “One Vision, One Identity, One Community.”

BANGKOK – The Department of Mental Health has assured that there is no reason for panic if people follow the government’s recommendations for public health. 

BANGKOK- The Prime Minister has told farmers and the general public to conserve water ahead of the dry season this year.

The Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said that even though there are contingency plans, no one should remain complacent. Many farmers have continued to grow rice against the government's recommendations. However, the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority has insisted there will be enough water for household consumption.

In Roi-Et province, Governor Anusorn Keawkangwan has instructed local officials to prevent farmers from growing off-season rice. Yasothon Dam, which supplies water to the province, reportedly has 53% of capacity remaining, which is only enough for household consumption and alternative, drought-tolerant crops.

In Lampang province, the Water Resources Region 1 Office has set up a water treatment center at a General Buddhist Scripture School in Mueang district to provide drinking water to monks, novices and local residents.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 14:23

New electricity dam to be built in Kanchanaburi

BANGKOK – The Cabinet has approved the construction of a new hydro-electric powered dam in Kanchanaburi by the Ministry of Energy, expected an annual electrical production capacity of 90 million units. 

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