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3 more makes 5 for Centara in Krabi

Centara Hotels & Resorts recently signed a contract with Perry & Son Co to manage three properties in Krabi - the Centara Pelican Bay Resort & Spa Krabi, Centara Pelican Bay Residence & Suites Krabi and Centara Pelican Bay Villas Krabi.

"Krabi has emerged as a prime tourist destination in recent years and has enormous potential for the future," CEO Thirayuth Chirathivat said last week.

First to open will be the Centara Pelican Bay Residence & Suites, which is in its pre-opening period and is due to have its soft opening before the middle of the year.

The chain will have five properties in the province, following the opening of the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas in 2006 and Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa in 2012.

Design and planning for the 210-room Centara Pelican Bay Resort & Spa will start in the middle of this year, with the soft opening due in the first quarter of 2017.

Centara Pelican Bay Villas will be an all-villa resort. A model villa has been completed and master planning and construction will take place alongside the Centara Pelican Bay Resort & Spa. The opening is expected to be at the same time.

Myanmar-Malaysia cooperation deal

The Myanmar and Malaysian governments will establish a joint commission for economic, scientific and technical cooperation later this year, according to Myanmar's Foreign Ministry.

A memorandum of understanding was signed by the two governments at Aureum Palace Hotel in Bagan on Friday during the Asean Foreign Ministers' Meeting and retreat.

The agreement was signed by Myanmar's Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin and Malaysia's Foreign Secretary Anifah Aman.

Also present at the ceremony were Tin Oo Lwin, |deputy foreign minister, and senior officials from both |ministries.

The commission will facilitate consultation and cooperation in the economic, scientific and technical spheres.

The agreement aims to expand and enhance bilateral relations and cooperation on a lasting basis. - Eleven Media

CPF bags chicken orders from Japan

Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc has received export orders from Japan, which had announced that imports from Thailand would be restored by late this month as Japanese importers shift their supply source from Brazil to Bangkok.

Late last year, the Japanese government certified Thailand's food safety standard for local fresh chicken.

Thai fresh chicken will take market share away from Brazil, as Japanese buyers can enjoy shorter transportation periods. The most important factor is Thailand has guaranteed it is 100-per-cent free of bird flu.

Japan stopped importing fresh chicken meat from Thailand when the country was reported as having a bird-flu outbreak in 2004. However, the Kingdom strove to eliminate the disease and overcame the problem in 2006.

Thailand has been named as one of the countries without bird flu for years.


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