National News Bureau of Thailand

New measures to tackle oil palm downward pricing trend

The Ministry of Commerce has stressed the government’s efforts to solve low pricing of oil palm kernels, bringing forward measures over the next two months to bring down the stock volume to a normal level. The Department of Internal Trade Director General, Wichai Phochanakij revealed today ...

Thailand first in ASEAN to ban production, imports, sales of products containing trans fats

The Public Health Minister, Clin. Prof. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, said Thailand’s ban on artificial trans fats came into effect last week, making the country the first in the ASEAN to ban the production, imports, and sales of partially hydrogenated oils as well as any food items that contain them. Keep reading ...

Commerce minister inspects Chiang Rai's special economic zone

Commerce Minister Sonthirat Sonthijirawong visited Chiang Rai province to inspect the development of Chiang Khong Border Area Special Economic Zone.  []The area is planned to be developed into a joint Special Economic Zone between Thailand, China, Laos, and Myanmar, as it is home to the 4th ...

GMS 6 discusses reducing trade barriers

A meeting on trade value within Greater Mekong Sub region (GMS) 6, has acknowledged the need to reduce barriers to cross-border trade to pave the way for regional connections. Keep reading   ...

Number of smokers in Thailand down to 10.7 million

A recent tobacco consumption study by the Ministry of Public Health, shows that the number of smokers in Thailand has decreased to 10.7 million, while around 100,000 deaths per year are attributed to coronary heart disease and stroke.  Keep reading ...

Thailand reports progress in tackling human-trafficking and illegal fishing

Thailand has reported progress in its efforts to tackle human-trafficking and illegal fishing activities. On Wednesday, a government-appointed committee, tasked with steering the reform of public administration and chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwon, was presented with a report on progress ...

8th ACMECS Summit pledges to forge regional ties

The leaders of the CLMVT bloc pledged to forge deeper economic ties in the eighth Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation (ACMECS) Summit held on June 15th – 16th. In the keynote address, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said at the summit that ACMECS has been working towards ...

Thai, foreign cyclists join in Great Mekong Bike Ride 2018

Assistant to the Tourism and Sports Minister Aphichat Jeeraphan presided over the opening ceremony for the Great Mekong Bike Ride 2018 in Nakhon Panom to promote a new kind of tourism. The cycling route covers three provinces, including Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Panom and Mukdaharn.  Keep reading ...

Creation of database system for calculation of greenhouse gas account

The National Committee on Climate Change has approved the creation of a database system for the calculation of the greenhouse gas output, to be known as Thailand’s big data system.  Keep reading ...

NNT Reporter

Commerce Min signs MoU on Mekong-Lancang Cooperation

The Ministry of Commerce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Projects of the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Fund with the Government of China, and another Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of development projects with Mekong Institute.  Keep reading ...

NNT Reporter

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