Tue, 23 Apr 2019 01:00
Thailand to sign rail pact with Laos, China
THAILAND will sign a memorandum of cooperation with China and Laos for a rail link aimed at fulfilling a regional connectivity ambition, when Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha visits Beijing this week for the second Belt and Road Forum, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:00
Thailand to junk three kinds of plastic by end of this year
End of this year, Thailand will be free from three types of plastic – microbeads, cap seals and oxo-degradable plastics – and from four other types of single-use plastics by 2022, according to a road map that got the Cabinet’s initial nod on Tuesday.
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:00
Thai school-meals programme served up as global malnutrition-beater
Thailand will propose its school meals programme to the World Food Programme (WFP) as an example of success in combating child malnourishment that can be shared internationally.
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 01:00
Asean finance ministers shrug off pollution to focus on regional agenda
Thailand will not cancel the 23rd Asean Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Chiang Rai this week despite that province and others in the North being in the grip of severe air pollution for several consecutive days, an official at the
Finance Ministry said.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:50
Closing the gap in early childhood care for every child in Thailand
A frightening prospect for children born in Thailand today is that by the time they reach adulthood, Thailand will be an aged society with a dependency ratio of 1.7 workers for every old person. In 2010 that figure was 5 workers for every old person.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:00
Experts make dire predictions as lower than average rain forecast
MOST OF THAILAND will face drought and water shortages this year based on both current water supplies and weather forecasts, but the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) insists that, with good management of resources, we won’t go thirsty.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 01:00
You would be right to feel pessimistic about it
By the time we meet next week, Thailand will have changed. Or so it will seem. An election will have been held and the nation will have taken a big stride back towards civilian rule.
Mon, 04 Mar 2019 01:00
Suntory PepsiCo aims to ride new wave with Water Plus
Suntory PepsiCo Thailand will invest around Bt270 million in its beverage brand “goodmood” to launch two new beverage products – Blackcurrant and Yogurt – to cater to the demands of the young generation and the rising trend of drinking water.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:00
Courts to get bailiffs once law put in place
THAILAND will soon have court marshals or bailiffs who will handle the task of arresting fugitives, bail-jumpers or defendants who violate bail conditions.
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:54
Asean digital bank launched
Thailand will have the first consumers in Asean to experience TMRW, a digital bank powered by United Overseas Bank (UOB).
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:00
Smog set to ease, but summer brings water shortage fears
WINTER in Thailand will be over next week, the Meteorological Department announced yesterday. Even though the smog problem is expected to improve nationwide once winter ends, the arrival of summer brings along a new problem – water shortage.
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 21:00
Thailand slump to historic Fed Cup group II
Thailand will be relegated to Fed Cup Zone Asia/Oceania Qualifying Group II for the first time in the history after they lost the group I play-off to Indonesia 1-2 in Astana on Saturday.
Fri, 25 Jan 2019 01:00
THAILAND INVITED TO GROUP OF 20 SUMMIT
REpresentatives from Thailand will join in discussions at the Group of 20 Summit on quality infrastructure, international public health, weather changes, digital economy, expansion of ageing society and Society 5.0 in Osaka, Japan on June 28-29 this year.
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 18:09
Korn Ferry wage forecasts 5.5% boost in Thailand
A forecast issued by Korn Ferry predicts that employees in Thailand will enjoy a salary increase of 5.5 per cent in 2019, similar to the previous year.
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 19:32
Thailand will not forcibly deport Saudi woman: immigration chief
The Saudi woman who made a desperate plea for asylum after landing at Bangkok airport will not be forcibly deported from Thailand, an official said Monday.