Three Thai farmers associations have jointly proposed to the government that it purchase white rice at Bt13,500/tonne and jasmine rice at Bt20,000/tonne during the next harvest season, according to a senior Commerce Ministry official.
Toyota Motor Thailand reduced this year’s sales volume to 450,000 units, down from the company’s original target at 500,000 units.
Kyoichi Tanada, president of Toyota Motor Thailand, said the adjustment was because the company sold about 230,000 units in the first half of this year, down 1.6 percent from the same period last year. However, the firm could still have the biggest market share at 32 percent, he said.
CHANTHABURI, July 24 -- The flood situation in Thailand's eastern province of Chanthaburi is still critical as the water level in some areas has reached more than one metre high as high tides slow the runoff of water to the sea, with 14 schools forced to close.
CHANTHABURI, July 24 – Heavy rains and run-off water have wreaked havoc in this eastern seaboard province where patients were moved out of the provincial hospital and more than 10 schools were barely accessible.
NARATHIWAT, July 24 -Two teachers were killed, and another teacher as well as two police officers were wounded in a bombing ambush in this restive southern province as the army chief visited a nearby violence-plagued area today.
BANGKOK, July 23 - The government should be proactive in communicating to the world on the situation in the southern border provinces instead of making sporadic comments and interviews on attacks by the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) militant group, former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said today.
BANGKOK, July 24 – Investment promotional privileges for foreign investors in Thailand should surge to Bt1 trillion this year as targetted, Industry Minister Prasert Boonchaisuk said today.
BANGKOK, July 24 – Construction of a 5km long anti-flood dyke, to protect one of Thailand’s major industrial estates in the old capital of Ayutthaya, costing Bt40 million, will be completed this month, according to a senior official of the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT).
BANGKOK, July 23 – The reduction of Thailand’s 2013 gross domestic product (GDP) goal by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) from 5.1 per cent to 4.2 per cent is realistic and in accord with the regional economy and export slowdown, central bank governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul said today.
BANGKOK, July 23 -- Thailand Ministry of Transport and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will jointly improve 6,000 bus stops citywide in an attempt to woo commuters onto the mass transit system.