BANGKOK, Aug 24 - Finland today committed $14 million for the second phase of a program to help the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) achieve environmentally-friendly economic growth.
NEW YORK, Sept 25 – Belgium was invited to collaborate with Thailand in the development of the massive Dawei deep seaport in Myanmar, according to Thai Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul.
PHITSANULOK, Sept 25 – Phitsanulok’s Bang Rakam district is likely to be under water for another month before receding in late October as it is a low-lying area and holds the floodwaters from upstream districts, the Phitsanulok irrigation chief said today.
BANGKOK, Sept 25 – King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang has introduced a new invention using microwave drying out of waterlogged soil to help flood-hit farmers who normally lose several weeks waiting for the soil to drain and dry before resuming cultivation.
BANGKOK, Sept 24 - Thai Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha today called on the public to refrain from criticising state officials charged by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) for involvement in the deaths of 11 of 98 persons killed in the 2010 political unrest, saying a final court verdict should be the only judgment.
BANGKOK, Sept 24 – Activists from Thailand’s pro- and anti-government movements clashed today as some Yellow Shirts gathered at the headquarters of Police Crime Suppression Division to give moral support to a teacher accused of defaming prominent Red Shirt supporter Darunee Kritboonyalai.
AYUTTHAYA, Sept 25 - The provincial irrigation bureau in this former capital of Thailand, 70km north of Bangkok, has allayed fears of floods thanks to receding water in the Chao Phraya River.
BANGKOK, Sept 24 - Army chief Gen Prayutha Chan-ocha said on Monday that he ordered more checkpoints and beefed up security in Thailand's restive southern border provinces following last week’s car bomb which claimed six lives and wounded dozens in Pattani.
BANGKOK, Sept 23 - About 10,000 Thais, foreigners join Bangkok’s car-free day campaign, riding bicycles in the capital on Sunday.
Saman Lertwongrat, representative of the Transport Minister joined the state and private sector in a parade of 12,000 bicycles from the Royal Plaza on the car-free day.
BANGKOK, Sept 23 – The Royal Irrigation Department has coordinated with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to drain water from Bangkok’s eastern canals into the Bangpakong River and the Gulf of Thailand in preparation for heavy rain in the next few days as forecast by the meteorological department.