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ROI ET, July 24 -- Thai authorities attempting to suppress illegal logging found quantities of illegal logs and sawn planks at a Buddhist temple in the northeastern province of Roi Et.

BANGKOK, July 24 -- Thailand has implemented the STEM Education to improve Science and Mathematics teaching in schools across the country.

The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) to promote STEM Education, the integrated instruction of science, technology, engineer and mathematics, as a tool to improve science and mathematics teaching and learning in elementary schools and at higher levels nationwide.

Signed by executives of two parties at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), includes using STEM Education to encourage and guide students in applying science, technology, engineer and mathematics in daily life, for example to solve problems and create inventions, through activities, analysis and integration of more than one STEM subject.

Prof Dr Montri Chulavatnatol, ISPT chairman, said STEM Education has been used in more than 200 schools in Thailand so far, adding that the programme would encourage more people to work in science-related fields as well as to create and use innovations to increase the country’s productivity and competitiveness on the global stage.

Rojana Kritcharoen, basic education secretary-general, said implementing STEM Education is expected to cover every school, elementary and above levels, within five years. OBEC will work to promote STEM education, enhance cooperation among concerned parties and provide financial support for related activities.

BANGKOK, July 24 -- Thai environmentalists are calling on popular supermarkets and department stores to stop the sale of parrotfish, with three malls already complying to the request.

BANGKOK, July 24 --  The confidence of surveyed businesspeople in the second quarter of this year improved for the first time in four quarters as they now expect domestic economic recovery.

BANGKOK, July 23 -- The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) reports an improved Thai Industries Sentiment Index (TISI), even as Thai business operators worry about the possible impact of the human trafficking image of Thailand.

Thursday, 24 July 2014 17:16

Thai rice growers may receive pensions

BANGKOK, July 23 --  Thailand's Rice Department is gathering opinions on how to improve its rice and rice grower development fund bill that includes a plan to offer pensions to the farmers themselves.

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, July 23 -- Female police officers will be deployed to ensure the safety of passengers on board the newly-introduced trains for children and women.

BANGKOK, July 23 --  Singapore's supreme commander understands the Thai political situation and expressed a readiness to boost bilateral ties with Thailand after talks with the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) chief today.

Thursday, 24 July 2014 16:42

NSDTA launching 'Thai-Fungi' phone app

BANGKOK, July 23 -- Thailand's National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) next month will launch a smartphone application called "Thai-Fungi" next month, aiming to create a learning database on insect fungi and present knowledge about the diversity of Thai biology.

BANGKOK, July 23 -- Sihasak Phuangketkeow, Permanent Secretary acting for the Minister of Foreign Affairs updated Thailand's political developments to the 20th ASEAN-EU Foreign Ministerial meeting in Brussels, Belgium yesterday and today. 

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