BANGKOK, 18 August 2012  – The government has pledged to speed up the investigation into ongoing wildfires at the Phru Kuan Kreng Wetland. 
BANGKOK, 18 August 2012  – The government has ordered security forces in violence-plagued southern border area to step up surveillance measures around all state offices. 
BANGKOK, 18 August 2012  – The government has declared its success in the rice-pledging program, which is said to have helped raise the standard of living for more than 2 million households. 
BANGKOK, 17 August 2012  - The Commerce Ministry is set to enter negotiations on a free trade agreement with the European Union in an attempt to maintain the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) privileges for Thai goods sent the European market. 
BANGKOK, Aug 17 - Myanmar President Thein Sein pledged to take care of all 92 Thais being held for alleged land encroachment and possession of illegal arms and drugs and will delist the names of 13 Thai journalist and columnists from its blacklist imposed 11...
BANGKOK, 18 August 2012 – The Transport Ministry has affirmed that the Don Mueang Airport will be ready for full commercial operation again at the beginning of October, as planned. 
BANGKOK, 17 August 2012  - Foreign Affairs Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul is scheduled to visit Brazil and Chile during August 17-20, at the invitation of his counterparts in both countries. 

More Thai farmers in debt: UTCC survey

Friday, 17 August 2012 15:04
BANGKOK, Aug 16 - A survey by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce finds that the number of farmers having informal debts has increased.
BANGKOK, Aug 18 - The House of Representatives early Saturday morning voted 279-8 to approved on the third reading the proposed Bt2.44 trillion budget bill for the fiscal year 2013.

Thailand's auto production hits record high

Saturday, 18 August 2012 14:04
BANGKOK, Aug 17 - Thailand's auto production in July hit a record high of  212,727 units, an increase of 44.48 per cent year-on-year, according to Surapong Paisitpattanapong, Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) Automotive Industry Club spokesman.
BANGKOK, Aug 17 - Thai Deputy Agriculture Minister Natthawut Saikua said Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia agreed to slash their rubber export volume and reduce rubber plantations in an attempt to shore up sagging prices.
BANGKOK, 17 August 2012  – The Culture Ministry has been working on a special publication project, featuring various royal projects and initiatives to promote Buddhism in Thailand. 

PM still concerned by water situation

Saturday, 18 August 2012 13:38
BANGKOK, Aug 18 -- Prime Minister Yingluck Shinwatra thanked the public and private sectors for assistance in dredging canals while expressed worry over the water situation, as deforestation persisted.
BANGKOK, 17 August 2012  – The operator of Thailand’s expressway system is stepping up its effort to prevent serious accidents that may happen in the future. 
BANGKOK, Aug 17 – The Thai Industries Sentiment Index in July dropped to 98.7 from 102.7 in the previous month, sinking beneath 100 for the first time in six months, said Payungsak Chartsutipol, chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).
BANGKOK, 17 August 2012  – The Interior Ministry is set to organize a special sale event to boost domestic spending and economy. 
BANGKOK, Aug 16 - Thai Defence Minister Gen Yuthasak Sasiprapa said on Thursday that security officials have been instructed to be on high alert and monitor the situation in southern border provinces during a ten-day period after the the end of the Muslim fasting month...
BANGKOK, 16 August 2012  – Celebrating its 10th year anniversary on Wednesday, Thailand Post announced the launch of an EMS Center to provide a faster and more effective express mail service. 
BANGKOK, 17 August 2012  – The Tourism Ministry is content with the tourist arrivals in Thailand during the first 7 months of this year. 
BANGKOK, 17 August 2012  – The government is prepared to reveal to the public its 1-year performance report. It insists that the water management projects have been transparent. 
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