Wednesday, 13 August 2014 15:30

PTT to invest in Vietnam petrochemical complex

BANGKOK, Aug 12 -- Thailand's PTT energy conglomerate will invest US$20 billion in a Vietnamese petrochemical complex that will start to meet local and overseas demand in seven years.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:51

Thai authorities try to solve surrogacy cases

BANGKOK, Aug 12 -- The Royal Thai Police Office convened the first meeting of all officers responsible for surrogacy cases to speed up legal action, including those to be taken tomorrow against the owner of a surrogacy clinic on Witthayu Road.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:49

Thais celebrate Mother’s Day nationwide

BANGKOK, Aug 12 - Government agencies, organizations and the Thai people nationwide organized activities and ceremonies to mark National Mother’s Day, also the 82nd birthday of Her Majesty the Queen today.

BANGKOK, Aug 11 --  The Office of the Board of Investment (BoI) reported a new high of this year as a sign of economic recovery, but investment projects seeking promotional privileges in the first seven months so far this year was 30 per cent lower year-on-year.

BANGKOK, Aug 11  - The Thai Rice Exporters Association expects Thailand’s rice exports this year to exceed the target of nine million tonnes, thanks to high demand from overseas.

BANGKOK, Aug 9 -- Thais of Chinese origin went shopping, mostly for consumer products, as they prepared to pay respects to deceased ancestors in the annual Hungry Ghost Festival which falls on Sunday.

BANGKOK, Aug 11 - Bilateral trade between Thailand and neighboring Cambodia improved in the first six months of this year, according to a Thai commercial officer.

Monday, 11 August 2014 16:16

More Thai workers evacuate Libya

BANGKOK, Aug 11 -- Another 34 Thai workers are due to leave Libya today as the situation there is uncertain.

Thai workers have gradually evacuated.

The rescue centre in Tunis is helping to evacuate Thai workers from Libya.

Twenty-five Thais arrived around noon today while 34 others are due to leave for Bangkok later today.

Suwat Kaewsook, centre director, said he talked with Norreddin Ayed, honorary Malaysian consul in Tunisia, who helped coordinate the evacuation of Thai workers from Libya to Tunisia with the Tunisian government.

Mr Suwat directs the Department of Consular Affairs' Protection of Thai Nationals Abroad Division.

The situation in Libya is highly uncertain.

This week, more Thais will be evacuated. Those wanting to stay voluntarily will be counseled to better understand the situation, Mr Suwat said.

BANGKOK, Aug 11 - Three more groups of Thai workers arrived in Thailand from strife-torn Libya Sunday, bringing the total number of Thai evacuees from the North African nation to 399, according to the Thai Labour Ministry.

BANGKOK, Aug 9 -- The Public Health Ministry plans to declare Ebola as the sixth most ‘dangerous communicable disease’ in Thailand in a precautionary effort to control the virus from spreading in both human and animal, said Permanent Secretary for Public Health Dr Narong Sahametapat.

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