SAMUT PRAKAN, July 17 -- Thailand's Science and Technology Ministry unveiled an innovation in rice weevil eradication using nitrogen, a new chemical-free and environmentally-friendly method.

BANGKOK, 17 July 2013 The Thai Chamber of Commerce has voiced its support for the government’s 2 trillion baht infrastructure project, saying it will help Thai entrepreneurs cut their operating costs. 

BANGKOK, July 17 – The Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) will propose including private rice mills in the government’s rice pledging scheme.

BANGKOK, July 17 - Despite the forecast of a slower economy in the second half of this year, the Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand believe that the government does not need to issue stimulus measures to boost the economy.

Deputy Prime Minister/Agriculture Minister Yukol Lim-laemthong urged all parties to systematically deal with Thailand’s declining rubber price problems, focusing on reducing production costs as the priority.

Seventy-seven blacklisted rice mills were permitted to participate in the government’s rice pledging scheme, it was disclosed by a House special committee considering the 2014 budget bill.

The Thai government approved measures to control commodity prices to help ease public burden, a government spokesman said.

Teerat Ratanasevi announced the measures following a July 12 meeting between economic ministers and concerned agencies to monitor the economic situation.

The Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously last week to maintain the policy interest rate unchanged at 2.5 percent with immediate effect, reasoning it was a necessary response to slowdowns in domestic demand and exports.

BANGKOK, July 15 -  Budget carrier AirAsia will start operating its Bangkok-Siem Reap daily direct flight from October onward, its sixth destination in Indochina, said Thai AirAsia CEO Tassapon Bijleveld.

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46kg marijuana seized in Nakhon Phanom

NAKHON PHANOM, July 16 Forty-six kilogrammes of marijuana were intercepted on the Mekong River last night in Thai waters in the northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom.

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