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Thailand will follow the ASEAN joint agreement establishing a joint working committee after implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2016, said Commerce Minister Gen Chatchai Sarikulya on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:28

Police question Briton in murder of British couple

BANGKOK, Sept 17 -- Police today questioned a Briton suspected of involvement in the murder of two British tourists whose bodies were found Monday on a beach on Ko Tao, a Gulf Thailand island off the coast of the southern province of Surat Thani.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:25

Government continues martial law

BANGKOK, Sept 16 -- Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-o-cha said his government would maintain martial law for as long as it helped Thai people feel safe.

BANGKOK, Sept 16 -- Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-o-cha has ordered the Thai authorities to speed up their investigation into the murder of two British tourists on Ko Tao Island in the southern province of Surat Thani.

KHON KAEN, Sept 16 -- Several provinces in Thailand are still underwater while more rainfall is forecast across the country through Thursday.

Flooding continues in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen. 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:32

Thai firm invests in solar cell project in Japan

Ratchaburi Holding has joined with the Chow Group to invest in two solar cell projects in Japan, with a total capacity to generate 33 megawatts of electricity.  They plan to sell this solar cell produced electricity commercially by 2016.

The Commerce Ministry has planned to boost Thai exports to New Zealand by eight percent in 2014 from last year, said Nantawan Sakuntanak, director-general of the International Trade Promotion Department.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:26

New natural gas field found in Udon Thani

A new natural gas field that could be used for the production of electricity and natural gas for vehicles has been found in the northeastern province of Udon Thani, said Kurujit Nakornthap, director-general of the Mineral Fuels Department.

Kurujit said a petroleum explorer near the Sin Phu Hom natural gas field in Udon Thani had informed him that it they had discovered the new natural gas field nearby and that they had told the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) so that the latter could amend its plans for electricity production.

He said PTT Exploration and Production has already announced that gas reserves at the Sin Phu Hom field could produce natural gas for at least 15 years and EGAT has asked for an extension to buy natural gas from PTT for another three years, ending in 2024.

To date, two commercial scale natural gas fields have been found in the northeastern region.

The first, in Nam Phong district of Khon Kaen province is now producing 10-15 million cubic feet per day, compared to the 100 million cubic feet per day previously.

Kurujit said EGAT plans to construct a new electricity plant to take the place of the Nam Phong electricity plant, which would be used until 2024, as the demand for electricity in the northeast ha been rising more than 4.5 percent annually.

BANGKOK, Sept 15 -- Thailand is awaiting a decision by the Vietnamese government on developing petrochemical and oil refineries there, according to Pailin Chuchottaworn, chief executive officer of PTT Plc.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 14:32

Finance ministry to restructure taxes

BANGKOK, Sept 15 --  Finance Minister Sommai Phasi on Monday asked ministry officials to amend several fiscal policies, aimed at enabling Thailand’s economy to sustain growth.

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