• Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:44
    Surachate not to be investigated over mysterious transfer: General Prawit
    Former Immigration Bureau chief Police Lt-General Surachate Hakparn will not be investigated regarding his transfer from the Royal Thai Police to the Prime Minister’s Office, Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan said on Friday.
    national
  • Thu, 11 Apr 2019 10:03
    Vietnam rolls out red carpet for Thai investment: Deputy PM
    The Vietnamese Government, ministries and sectors have always created favourable conditions for foreign investors, including those from Thailand, to expand production and business in Vietnam, Deputy Prime Minister Tinh Dinh Dung said.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 05 Apr 2019 01:00
    Services can make up for trade slump, Somkid says
    THAILAND must focus on strengthening its services sector to reap the full benefits of the tourist industry amid weakening global trade, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak. 
    Economy
  • Wed, 03 Apr 2019 01:00
    Decision near on duty-free auction
    A DECISION will be made in two weeks on whether the auction of the Airports of Thailand (AOT)’s duty-free concession will come under the Private-Public Partnership (PPP) Act, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said.
    Corporate
  • Wed, 27 Mar 2019 11:51
    Urgent : Pheu Thai coalition? Don’t count on it, says Wissanu
    Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has called Wednesday’s announcement of a Pheu Thai-led coalition preparing to form a government merely psychological strategy that will not bear fruit.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:42
    Prawit votes at Bangkok polling station
    Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan cast his vote at a polling station on Soi Lat Phrao 71 in Bangkok’s Wang Thong Lang district on Sunday morning.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:00
    ESSO SEEKS SITE FOR  PROJECT AT EEC 
    Esso (Thailand) has proposed to the government a Bt300-billion project to develop oil refineries and a cracker plant for pertochemical products at the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), said deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak after a meeting yesterday with Jeramy Robert Osterstock, the company's chairman and managing director. 
    Corporate
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 01:00
    Somkid pushes Laem Chabang Port 3rd phase
    DEPUTY Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has urged Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) to speed up the third phase of the Laem Chabang Port project, bids for which will open on March 29.
    Economy
  • Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:39
    Prawit orders review of speeds on intercity and rural roads
    DEPUTY PRIME Minister and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan has instructed police and related agencies to review and set appropriate speed limits for various vehicle types on intercity motorways and rural roads in order to boost road safety and reduce accidents.
    national
  • Wed, 13 Mar 2019 01:00
    MORTGAGES FOR POOR SCHEME GETS BUDGET BOOST
    Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has ordered Government Housing Bank to launch a second phase of mortgage loans for lower-income people after the first phase succeeded in getting more applications than expected. 
    Real Estate
  • Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:00
    Adding value is key to moving Thailand to next 
    ADDING value to Thai products by increasing the connectivity between the agriculture, manufacturing and tourism industries is key to achieving economic growth in 2019 and beyond, said deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak during a meeting yesterday with the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC).
    Economy
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:38
    REPORT: Pursuing holistic water management solutions
    Deputy Prime Minister General Chatchai Salikulya would not say directly if the plan to build the controversial Mae Wong dam in order to prevent floods and save the drought-plagued Lower Sakae Krang basin would be scrapped, but he affirmed that concerned parties had at least reached a “resolution” – for now.
    national
  • Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:00
    Somkid hastens mega-projects
    DEPUTY PRIME Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has urged the Transport Ministry to speed up disbursement of its infrastructure investment as planned, while bids will open for six projects in February-March with contracts signed by the middle of the year.
    Economy
  • Fri, 01 Feb 2019 01:00
    Somkid reassures investors of continuity on policies despite major events
    IT WILL be business as usual for entrepreneurs and investors in Thailand despite the staging of what the government is calling three transition periods this year, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, who is promising continuity in government policies.
    Economy
  • Fri, 01 Feb 2019 01:00
    E-commerce parks touted as spur for growth
    THE development of e-commerce parks, mainly at universities and other educational institutions, will be one of the key facilitators in advancing the country’s economy in an era of disruptive technologies, said Deputy Prime Minister Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong.
    Tech
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