BANGKOK, July 21 -- Permanent Secretary for Public Health Narong Sahametapat has warned the public of possible widespread leptospirosis during the current monsoon after seven persons died of the disease since the beginning of this year.

Monday, 21 July 2014 13:26

Bangkok prepares for monsoon floods

BANGKOK, July 21 -- Water drainage as well as garbage collection have been completed in more than 70 per cent of the total area in the Thai capital out of concern for possible flooding during the current monsoon season, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) officials said Sunday.

NARATHIWAT, July 21 -- Three bombs planted by insurgents in this violence-plagued southern province exploded Sunday, but no casualties were reported, officials said.

Monday, 21 July 2014 13:14

VAT maintained at 7% until 2015

BANGKOK, July 19 -- The value added tax (VAT) will be maintained at 7 per cent until 2015, said Prasong Poontaneat, director-general of Revenue Department. 

BANGKOK, July 21 -- Sales of German national football team jerseys carrying the ‘Adidas’ brand logo and 'Made in Thailand' are impressive now in Germany after the national team won the FIFA World Cup 2014 on July 13 in Brazil, according to Suchitra Thanomsap, director of the Thai Trade Promotion Centre in Frankfurt.

BANGKOK, July 18 -- The IP Innovation and Technology Expo 2014 (IPITEx 2014) has been held in Thailand with the collaboration of several agencies and two Thai ministries.

BANGKOK, July 18 --  The Thai Ministries of Labour and Foreign Affairs have been preparing measures to assist Thai workers in Libya, Israel, Iraq, and Kenya, though there is currently no plan for carrying out evacuations.

Both ministries, however, were keeping close watch on the situation in each country.

BANGKOK, July 18 --  The Vietnamese Air Force on Friday presented a MiG-21bis fighter aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), aimed at strengthening military relations between the two neighbouring  countries.

Saturday, 19 July 2014 13:52

THAI revises flights on European routes

BANGKOK, July 18 -- Thai Airways International (THAI) acted Friday to avoid flying over Ukrainian airspace after a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed a day earlier, THAI officials said.

BANGKOK, July 18 -- Japanese investors hoped to see Thailand returning to democracy soon, as they believed that good governance and transparency could revive investors' confidence in the country, Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) President Setsuo Iuchi said on Friday.

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