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Four factors blamed for flooding problem in Bangkok

Four factors are blamed for the seemingly insoluble flooding in Bangkok every time the capital city is lashed with widespread torrential rains. The heavy rains...

Provincial bodies given urgent orders to deal with flooding

The Ministry of Interior has issued an urgent order to provincial governors and relevant agencies to set water management plans with an emphasis on...

Man drowns after truck swept into a stream

A man drowned behind the wheel of his pick-up truck which was swept by strong currents into a raging stream in Muang district of...

Embankment collapse causes Sukhothai flood

Collapse of the left side of the embankment of the Yom river has been blamed for causing flooding in downtown Sukhothai, Suthep Noipairote, director-general...

North Korea mobilizes after floods kill at least 133

Tokyo (AP) — North Korea is mobilizing to deal with a disastrous flood that killed more than 130 people, destroyed tens of thousands of...

Mekong River level cause for concern in Nong Khai

Nong Khai province has reported a sudden rise in the level of the Mekong River with concerns it will continue to escalate. The Nong Khai...

Ganges overflows its banks in Indian holy town

Varanasi, India (AP) — As the mighty Ganges River overflowed its banks this past week following heavy monsoon rains, large parts of the Hindu...

Pattaya declared flood disaster zone, help underway

CHON BURI, 17 September 2015  – The Ministry of the Interior has imposed flood emergency regulations in the beach resort town of Pattaya in...

PM instructs urgent help for flood victims

BANGKOK, Oct 6 - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today expressed concern over the flood situation in Prachin Buri and Chai Nat provinces and...

Pattaya mapping master plan for flood control

Deluged by chronic flooding and the public complaints that stem from it, Pattaya officials have begun drafting a master plan to deal with water-drainage...

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Researchers test trolley buses on Pattaya routes

PATTAYA - Thammasat University researchers tested electric trolley buses in Pattaya as part of the city’s flirtation with a new mass-transit system. Faculty of Architecture...

Thai Airways, Airbus sign joint venture U-Tapao agreement

Bangkok - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Cha-o-cha on Friday witnessed the signing of an agreement between Thai Airways International (THAI) and Airbus during his...

Thailand welcomes 16.4 million foreigners so far this year

Bangkok - During the first five months of 2018, Thailand received a total of 16.4 million visitors from overseas. Pongpanu Svetarundra, Permanent Secretary of the...

Agriculture Min reaching out to drought-stricken zones

Bangkok - The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is planning to launch cloud-seeding operations in agricultural zones due to this year’s low precipitation in...

Excise Dept to take tax measures to encourage use of B20 biodiesel

Bangkok - The Excise Department is taking a tax measure to encourage the use of B20 biodiesel. The Oil Fund, which will subsidize 2.18 baht...

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