Tuesday, 13 January 2015 14:14

Growers oppose plan to control rubberwood

BANGKOK, Jan 12 -- Thailand's rubber growers have asked Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in his capacity as the chief of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to stop the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) from amending a forest plantation law to control rubberwood, also known as parawood.

BANGKOK, Jan 12 --  The Thai government has tackled human trafficking well in the past six months and did it better than other countries in the same Tier 3 watch list of the United States, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai.

BANGKOK, Jan 9 --  A Thai vocational student won first prize at the the Harbin Ice and Sculpture competition held in Harbin, China, the sixth consecutive year that Thailand has won first prize.

Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:57

Vietnamese worker registration starts in March

BANGKOK, Jan 9 --  As the deadline for migrant workers to undertake nationality verification identification draws near, Labour Minister Gen Surasak Karnjanarat said employers are expected to register Vietnamese employees in March.

BANGKOK, Jan 9 --  Transport Minister Prajin Juntong said Friday he is confident that the first phase of the double-track railway project will be complete within two years, four years earlier than originally scheduled.

Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:48

Thailand's big bike sales to grow this year

BANGKOK, Jan 9 -- Sales of big motorcycles and motorbikes in Thailand in 2015 are expected to grow some 20 per cent, almost the same as last year, according to Suchart  Arunsaengroj, director of AP Honda, distributor of Honda motorcycles in Thailand. 

Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:46

Yingluck says impeachment process against law

BANGKOK, Jan 9 -- Ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday criticised the impeachment process brought against her by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) over her role in the massively corrupt rice-pledging scheme that it would be unlawful to impeach her because she is no longer prime minister of Thailand.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today called on all universities to carry out in-depth study to find best solutions to massive floods which recently hit several states in the country.

SEOUL, Jan 9 - Global sales of quantum dot TVs, one of the most-watched sectors at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), are expected to exceed 18 million units in 2018, a report showed Friday, emerging as the key area in the world's display industry.

Friday, 09 January 2015 15:36

China kicks off Silk Road Tourism Year

XI'AN, Jan 9 - China on Thursday kicked off the Silk Road tourism year in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, to attract more visitors on the ancient Silk Road which linked China with central Asian nations.

Every year China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) sets a theme for tourism promotion. Inspired by the Silk Road, China will promote western provinces for their rich culture and tourist appeal.

The Silk Road tourism year will facilitate regional cooperation, deepen mutual understanding and establish mutually beneficiary ties for all related nations, said Du Jiang, deputy director of the CNTA.

Shaanxi Province is investing more in tourism and cementing its position as the starting point of the Silk Road, said Bai Aying, deputy governor of Shaanxi Province.

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