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  • January 27, 2015

    Big changes backed for state enterprises

    Kulit Sombatsiri, director general of the State Enterprise Policy Office (Sepo), said after a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha that the board approved an outline for reform of state enterprises, accepting the single ownership concept via a "holding unit". The 'Superboard' was set up in June...

  • January 14, 2015


    The Commerce Ministry aims to sell 17.8 million tonnes of rice from the government's inventory over the next two years, permanent secretary Chutima Bunyaprapha-sara said yesterday after a meeting of the rice release subcommittee. Of that total, 10 million tonnes will be sold this year. A couple of rice...

  • January 14, 2015

    On your bikes

    AYUTTHAYA On your bikes Grasshopper Adventure invites cyclists to take part in a day of biking around Ayutthaya this Saturday. The cyclists and bikes will leave Bangkok on Saturday morning in the cycling compartment of State Railway of Thailand. The 39-kilometre ride will start at Bang Pa-In Palace before criss-crossing...

  • January 13, 2015

    Escap eyes 3.9 rowth for Thailand

    Thailand is cited as one of the growth drivers in the region. The report titled "Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2014: Year-end Update" said growth in Asia-Pacific developing economies will pick up moderately in 2015. Yet, it also highlights that growth in the region remains below pre-crisis...

  • January 9, 2015

    UK shows interest in Thai mega-projects

    That interest came out of a meeting of Transport Minister Prajin Juntong and UK Ambassador Mark Kent. Prajin will propose to the Cabinet the development of Pak Bara Port, which could be promoted as Asean's logistics hub. Ports slated for improvement are Map Ta Phut in Rayong, Laem Chabang in Chon Buri...

  • January 7, 2015

    Revamped rail regulations to have big effect on SRT

    The rail transport system, however, will probably be reformed, and that should be good for the economy, since the separation of regulation from operations will create a clear picture of the state's policies for development of the railway network. Many experts and academics wish to see the rail department set up in...

  • December 30, 2014

    A look into the past year

    ... that staging a military coup "won't end things". The officer was Army chief General Prayut Chan-o-cha who staged the May 22 coup as leader of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and later became prime minister. It seemed since then as if the new Prayut was trying to prove the old...

  • December 28, 2014

    Berdych arrives, set to kick off new season with Thai event

    The Czech was last seen in the Kingdom 14 months ago when he played and lost the final of the farewell edition of the Thailand Open against Canadian Milos Raonic . He touched down on Saturday morning with Czech super model girlfriend Ester Satorova. "It's really nice to be back. [The exhibition] It's going to...

  • December 27, 2014

    News feed

    The Commerce Ministry's Internal Trade Department has ordered all its offices throughout the Kingdom to monitor the sale of goods at railway stations and airports during the coming New Year holidays to prevent unjustified price increases, said Boonyarit Kalayanamit, director-general of the department. Merchants who...

  • December 23, 2014

    Thais on right track with rail expansion

    The length of the road network has grown by more than 37 per cent since 2005, but the length of rail by just 10 per cent since 2001. Now, China is going to finance two separate lines in Thailand, starting in 2016. And Thailand is turning to Japan to help with three new lines connecting Bangkok with the rest of the...