PHUKET, April 10 – Thailand will set up a rubber-processing industrial estate in the southern province of Songkhla to be fully engaged in producing and marketing in parallel to a similar rubber park in Malaysia, the deputy agriculture minister said today.

BANGKOK, April 11 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has instructed the Bank of Thailand (BoT) and Finance Ministry to closely monitor the surging baht and find measures to help smaller enterprises.

BANGKOK, April 10 -- The agencies under the Royal Thai Police have joined forces to cut the number of road accidents during Songkran holiday April 12-19. 

BANGKOK, April 10 - Almost 70 per cent of foreign tourists intend to celebrate the Thai New Year Songkran festival, and the northern province of Chiang Mai is the destination of most of them, according to a recent opinion poll by Bangkok University Research Center (Bangkok Poll).

BANGKOK, April 10 – Maintenance of Myanmar's Yanada platform which supplies natural gas for power production to Thailand will be finished earlier than scheduled, according to a deputy governor of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).

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PM orders southern security stepped up

BANGKOK, April 10 – Security in the violence-aggravated border provinces in Thailand’s far South will be reinforced, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has reassured.

BANGKOK, April 10 – Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha made a field trip to Thailand’s restive South today for a first-hand update on the troubled situation and a meeting with Muslim religious and community leaders.

BANGKOK, April 10 – The Thai embassy in Seoul has reported all is normal in South Korea, Foreign Ministry spokesman Manasvi Srisodapol said today.

BANGKOK, April 9 – The Foreign Ministry will set up a special news centre from April 14-19 to keep the Thai public updated on the status of the world court’s hearing on the Phra Viharn (Preah Vihear) temple dispute, a deputy permanent secretary said today.

BANGKOK, April 10 -- Suvarnabhumi Airport is expected to be crowded during the long Songkran holiday weekend and passengers are advised to arrive 2-3 hours earlier for check-in.

Suvarnabhumi Airport Director Vilaiwan Nadvilai said 1.6 million passengers are expected to use the facility between April 9-18 or 164,000 passengers daily on average.

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