• Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:53
    Something’s fishy at Iconsiam
    Responding to the Cabinet’s approval on February 5 for the Siamese fighting fish to become Thailand’s national aquatic animal, Iconsiam is holding an event related to the fish whose official name is Betta splendens until April 23.
    event
  • 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.
    national
  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:00
    Third runway approved for main airport
    A PROPOSED third runway for Suvarnabhumi International Airport has cleared the final hurdle, with the Cabinet yesterday approving the Bt21.8 billion project.
    Economy
  • Wed, 10 Apr 2019 18:00
    Cabinet sets aside over Bt500m for last of Rasa Salai Dam victims
    AFTER FOUR decades of protesting against Rasi Sala Dam and suffering the consequences, the woes of villagers in Si Sa Ket, Surin and Roi Et are finally coming to an end after the Cabinet approved Bt599.97 million for their compensation, Royal Irrigation Department (RID) deputy chief Manas Kamnerdmanee said yesterday. 
    national
  • Tue, 09 Apr 2019 20:30
    Cabinet okays Bt148m to prevent outbreak of African swine flu
    THE CABINET on Tuesday approved a Bt148.54-million budget for implementing measures to prevent the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF), the agriculture minister said.
    national
  • Wed, 10 Apr 2019 01:00
    NOD TO DAM PROJECT FROM BANGKOK TO AYUDHAYA
    Cabinet yesterday approved a nine year budget of Bt4.4 billion, from 2019 to 2027, for infrastructure development in Klong Prem Prachakorn, said Col Atisit Chainuwat , assistant spokeperson to Prime Minister's Office after a meeting yesterday.
    Economy
  • Thu, 04 Apr 2019 01:00
    BUREAU SEEKS EXTENSION OF VISA-FEE WAIVER
    The Immigration Bureau will next week propose to the Cabinet an extension of the waiver on visa fees for 20 nations and territories by a further three months, to July 31. The extension had been due to expire on April 30.
    Economy
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:00
    Songkhla association welcomes Cabinet approval of compensation scheme for decommissioned trawlers
    Songkhla Fisheries Association head Suradech Nilubon on Tuesday thanked the Cabinet for recently approving a project to pay compensation to the owners of 305 so-called “white-red” trawlers.
    national
  • Wed, 13 Mar 2019 01:00
    Cabinet okays bid for southern dance Nora on Unesco heritage list
    Nora, a southern traditional dance, has been given the nod to seek a place on Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage representatives list.
    national
  • Wed, 13 Mar 2019 01:00
    BT12-BN FUNDING SOUGHT TO BUY 2,188 BUSES
    Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) will ask the Cabinet in April to approve a Bt12-billion budget to buy 2,188 buses this year, acting director Prayoon Choygeo said yesterday.
    Corporate
  • Tue, 12 Mar 2019 18:19
    Cabinet nod for ‘Nora’ dance drama’s nomination for UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list
    The Cabinet on Tuesday approved Nora, the southern Thai dance drama, being nominated for inclusion in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage representatives list, government assistant spokesman Colonel Athisit Chaiyanuwat announced at Government House.
    national
  • Mon, 11 Mar 2019 01:00
    FDA pushes law on cannabis ads
    THE FOOD and Drug Administration(FDA) this week will table two public health ministerial announcements and a ministerial legislation concerning advertisements on the use of marijuana before the public health minister and the Cabinet, seeking endorsement.
    national
  • Thu, 07 Mar 2019 01:00
    Questions raised over Cabinet nod for SCG use of forest reserve
    THERE IS a growing outcry over the government’s recent decision to allow corporate giant SCG to utilise parts of a forest reserve in Saraburi province, as a special case, till 2036.
    national
  • Wed, 06 Mar 2019 01:00
    GREEN LIGHT FOR  SRT PROJECT
    The Cabinet yesterday approved State Railway of Thailand’s plan to develop a rail system running from Taling Chan to Siriraj with an investment budget of Bt6.6 billion.
    Economy
  • Wed, 06 Mar 2019 01:00
    TAX CUT FOR E-CARS,  LOW-EMISSION TRUCKS 
    The Cabinet yesterday agreed to revise the excise tax for electric cars and trucks using diesel B20 to zero per cent and 0.5 to 2 per cent respectively to lessen the problem of particulate dust pollution. 
    Economy
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