Wannarat Channukul

The Chart Pattana Party is gearing up for the upcoming Sunday’s general election despite the fact that some of their candidates failed to register for the race due to a series of blockades by anti-government protesters. 

Cabinet reshuffle royally endorsed

Thursday, 19 January 2012 16:52
BANGKOK, Jan 18 - His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday endorsed the cabinet reshuffle proposed by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra involving 16 ministerial posts--10 newcomers and six swapped positions.
BANGKOK, Jan 5 – Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) today officially opened the BOI Fair 2011, scheduled through Jan 20 at the Impact Muang Thong Thani exhibition centre, marking the end of the massive flood crisis, and the drive to full recovery.
BANGKOK, Dec 12 -- The cabinet on Monday approved a Bt20 billion budget for post flood rehabilitation of Thailand’s infrastructure and flood victims' quality of life as Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra emphasized that the agencies concerned to carefully prioritise budget spending.
BANGKOK, Dec 7 – Some 1,630 investment projects sought privileges from Thailand’s Board of Investment (BoI) with a total investment value of Bt615.4 billion in the first 11 months of 2011, higher than the targeted Bt500 billion, indicating international investor confidence in the country, Industry...
BANGKOK, Nov 26 - Industry Minister Wannarat Channukul said the recovery of flooded small and medium-sized entreprises (SMEs) was expected by the middle of next year.
NONTHABURI, Nov 24 - In an attempt to restore confidence among Japanese investors in post-flood Thailand, Deputy Prime Minister/Commerce Minister Kittirat Na Ranong on Thursday said he will visit Tokyo Monday to provide better understanding among Thailand-concerned Japanese investors regarding the Thai government’s post-flood rehabilitation...
BANGKOK, Nov 14 – Some flood-hit industrial estates are set to start draining water and cleaning up their sites after the flood has receded, Industry Minister Wannarat Channukul said.
BANGKOK, Nov 7 – A specially empanelled committee working on flood relief and rehabilitation recommended allocating an estimated Bt10 billion (about US$30.3 million) for distribution to affected residents and the industrial sector, according to Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) Chairman Payungsak Chartsutipol.
Minister of Industry Wannarat Channukul on Friday inspected the city’s Lat Krabang Industrial Estate to review the manufacturing zone’s flood protection preparedness, while vowing to protect the zone from flooding.
BANGKOK, 15 October 2011  – Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Kittirat Na Ranong will convene a meeting with trade and financial related organizations early next week to talk about post-flood business plans.
BANGKOK, Oct 12 - Toyota, Japan's biggest automaker, announced on Wednesday that production at its three plants in Thailand has temporarily halted until Oct 15 due to severe flooding which has disrupted parts supply.
AYUTTHAYA, Oct 6 -- Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra ordered raising the elevation of Ayutthaya flood prevention dyke to two metres out of concern that in the absence of decisive action more floodwaters will enter the provincial industrial estates.

BoI investment promotions surge in January-August

Saturday, 24 September 2011 09:58
BANGKOK, Sept 22 - The number of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects applying for investment promotions reached 679 with a total investment value of Bt215.4 billion in the first eight months of 2011 (January-August), according to Industry Minister Wannarat Channukul.
BANGKOK, 13 September 2011  – The tax reduction measure for first-car buyers has been approved by the Cabinet and is set to commence on 1 October while the budget required for the tax rebate is expected at 30 billion THB.

Sugar producers call for price rise

Monday, 15 August 2011 10:12
BANGKOK, 14 August 2011 - Sugar cane farmers are demanding a rise in retail prices as sugar prices in the global market are likely to remain high. 
BANGKOK, 25 May 2011  – The Committee on Energy Policy Administration (CEPA) has resolved to collect another 40 satang from each liter of diesel to be contributed toward the State Oil Fund as a consequence of the lower global crude oil price for the time...
BANGKOK, 6 May 2011  – The Energy Policy Administration Committee (EPAC) has cancelled the diesel subsidy and will instead collect 33.55 satang per liter towards the State Oil Fund after the global oil price decreased. 
UBON RATCHATHANI, 21 March 2011 (NNT) – The Energy Ministry has stressed to a group of activists that the Government has not decided on building nuclear power plants in the country while agreeing that public safety must be prioritized.