BANGKOK, 16 August 2012  – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is preparing to renovate the areas around the Victory Monument to make it more attractive and ensure safety of commuters and tourists. 
BANGKOK, Aug 17 - More rain has been forecast for the north and northeastern regions of Thailand due to the impact of typhoon Kai-Tak which approached China's Hainan on Friday morning, according to the Meteorological Department.
BANGKOK, 17 August 2012 - A survey by the University of Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has indicated that Thai farmers on average are in 103,000 baht debt, the highest since it has conducted the survey. 
BANGKOK, Aug 15 - Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is not satisfied with current plans by 17 ministries for resolving the continuing violence in Thailand’s Malays
BANGKOK, 16 August 2012  – The Bank of Thailand (BoT) is prepared to hold an annual seminar in September to discuss its roles and responsibilities in coping with new global economic circumstances. 
BANGKOK, 17 August 2012  - The Finance Ministry has introduced the scripless bonds to the public to facilitate the purchase of bonds. The new bonds will be on offered at four commercial banks from September 3-14. 
BANGKOK, Aug 15 - Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Wednesday reaffirmed the transparency of her government’s 2013 budget bill and vowed that the government would strictly observe fiscal discipline to prevent any possible future economic crisis.
BANGKOK, 16 August 2012 – The Culture Ministry’s inspection of the damage at Wat Arun in Bangkok, induced by continued heavy rain, found that the restoration cost could be in the tens of millions of baht. 
  Pufferfish are caught from the seas of Thailand every day. Most fishermen find the poisonous vertebrates worthless and usually throw them back into the sea.
BANGKOK, 17 August 2012  – The Commerce Ministry has urged the entrepreneurs of warehouses, silos, and cold storages to urgently prepare themselves for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). 
BANGKOK, 16 August 2012  – The Thai Tourism Council has revealed that business sentiment in the third quarter of this year has fallen slightly below average. 
BANGKOK, Aug 16  - The trial of eight Thais, arrested in Myanmar on charge of possessing war weapons, was scheduled to end today, but it could take two weeks before the court delivers its verdict, according to Foreign Ministry deputy spokesperson Sek Wannamethee.
BANGKOK, 16 August 2012  – Thailand has entered into an agreement with Chile to collaborate on Sanitary and Phytosanitary, in hopes of more opportunities to promote Thai farm products in South America. 
BANGKOK, 16 August 2012  – The Transport Ministry is set to push for the start of one of the much-anticipated electric train systems by the end of this year. 

Temple of Dawn needs restoration

Thursday, 16 August 2012 16:18
BANGKOK, Aug 16 - There is concern over deterioration of Khmer- styled stupas at Wat Arun or Temple of the Dawn, one of Bangkok’s most famous  attractions, drawing several hundred thousands of tourists each year.   
BANGKOK, 15 August 2012  – Thailand and South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understand (MOU) on water management. 

10,000 inmates released under royal pardon

Thursday, 16 August 2012 16:15
BANGKOK, Aug 16  - A first batch of 10,000 inmates have been  released from prisons nationwide as part of a royal pardon to celebrate this year’s birthdays of HM Queen Sirikit and HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn.
BANGKOK, 16 August 2012 – Traditional Lanna products from the North have been promoted in the Made in Thailand 2012, where a seminar and a business matching were held to give local entrepreneurs the chance to promote their products. 
BANGKOK, Aug 16 - The 2013 budget bill debate in the House of Representatives enters its second day today after Thailand’s opposition Democrat Party strongly criticised the government for the failure of its rice price pledging scheme and said the policy was plagued with corruption.

Made in Thailand Fair held at IMPACT

Thursday, 16 August 2012 16:39
BANGKOK, 16 August 2012  – The Commerce Ministry is now holding 'Made in Thailand 2012' to showcase traditional Thai arts and crafts at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. 
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