Friday, 25 September 2015 10:23

Ministry of Energy urges energy conservation

BANGKOK, 24 September 2015 – The Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) has called on the public to conserve energy in the face of increasing fuel imports.

BANGKOK, 24 September 2015 - Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Gen Chatchai Sarikulya said that the cabinet meeting yesterday approved eight assistance measures for rice farmers in the basins of the Chaophraya and Mae Klong Rivers who could be affected by the coming water crisis due to droughts.

BANGKOK, 24 September 2015  – The Government has urged parents of newborn babies to take their children for health checks at a nearby public health center so that they could get health check verifications for use in the registration for a new 400-baht financial aid scheme.

Thursday, 24 September 2015 13:02

New fund for SMEs to be injected in October

BANGKOK, 24 September 2015 -The Ministry of Industry is expected to spend 2.5 billion baht helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to get back on their feet.

Industry Minister Atchaka Sriboonrueng said the new spending would aim to help SMEs lower their production costs and strengthen their businesses. 

BANGKOK, 24 September 2015 -The Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) has been instructed to develop a curriculum that is up to date, under Thailand’s education reform program. 

BANGKOK, 24 September 2015 -The Ministry of Finance has reported that the Thai economy would recover, if more people were spending and money was being injected into the economy via private investments. 

BANGKOK, 23 September 2015 - The Commander of the Tourist Police Division, Police Major General Suprapone Arunsit has issued advice that tourist police, security officials and local police are being deployed to various tourist sites following the bomb blasts at Ratchaprasong and Sathorn, in a determined bid to ensure safety for residents and tourists.

Some of the sites with tightened security include the Erawan Shrine, Siam Paragon Department Store, and Central World Department Store, as well many other major tourist destinations. The police commander revealed that the tourist situation has started to return to normal, with many reassured about the security situation.

Tourist police have created and issued the “Thailand Tourist Trips and Tips AR Book” application, which provides tourists with information about Thailand’s tourist destinations, and cultural traditions, as well as tourist police contacts. The application is available in Thai, English and Chinese.

BANGKOK, 23 September 2015  – The Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation has stepped up its rain-enhancement operations as the low rainfalls in this rainy season have sparked fears of severe drought. 

BANGKOK 23rd Sept. 2015  - Lieutenant General Prawut Thavornsiri, Deputy Police Commissioner-General and Spokesperson of the Royal Thai Police, and Mr. Sek Wannamethee, Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today conducted a briefing session on developments following the Ratchaprasong intersection explosion in August, for members of the diplomatic corps from 56 countries, and 7 international organizations, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to explain the actions of the government after a month of investigations into the crime, and to boost the confidence of foreign visitors.

BANGKOK, 23 September 2015 - The National Board of Film and Video has approved a draft of strategies to promote the Thai movie industry and motivate foreigners to use Thailand as a film location. 

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