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Bangkok is sinking fast

For the more or less 10 million people living in Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok, flooding is a common and recurring phenomenon. This is partly due to the city’s geographic location at the southern end of the Chao Phraya River Basin, as well as its ...

Jason Thomas

Three new border gates on the way

Cambodia and Thailand have agreed to open three new border checkpoints to facilitate trade and the movement of people across the border, according to Thailand’s ambassador to Cambodia. Keep reading ...

Rail link to Thailand a step closer

As an agreement on railway transportation materializes, Cambodia and Thailand are set to hold a ceremony early next year to celebrate the official opening of the line that will connect Phnom Penh and Bangkok, a representative of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MPWT) ...

Chea Vannak

EEC tied to China's One Belt, One Road

The government says the much-touted Eastern Economic Corridor is ready to be an important part of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, which envisions connectivity between China and Eurasia. Speaking Monday at a seminar entitled “Thailand-Hong Kong-Shanghai Strategic Partnership on One Belt, One Road,” Deputy ...

MCOT’s plea to import equipment raises doubts

MCOT recently asked the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission for permission to import equipment that it will use in cooperation with True Corp and Advanced Info Service to operate wireless services on its portion of the 2.6 gigahertz spectrum. But a telecom analyst was doubtful ...

Widespread flooding and traffic nightmares in Bangkok

The heaviest rainfall was recorded in Bang Sue district with record high 100 mm, turning 12 locations into small klongs of between 5-30 cm in depth such as areas in front of Pongpetch market, in front of th Constitutional Court and TOT Chaengwattana, Bang Khen ...

ASEAN to focus on jobs for addicts

ASEAN will deal with the narcotics problem by focusing more on healthcare and jobs for drug addicts as part of the bloc’s 10-year anti-drug action plan, says Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya. He was speaking on August 24 as he chaired the 37th meeting of ASEAN senior ...

Mekong dwellers get flood alert

People living along the Mekong River have been alerted to rising water levels as authorities monitor the situation and stay prepared for emergencies around the clock. The Mekong levels in the northeastern province of Nong Khai rose quickly on August 21, by 7 cm per ...

Thai PM tells SRT to make mass-transit rail more affordable

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on 14 December to make fares on new mass-transit rail lines affordable for the poor. Presiding over the start the test runs for the for the Purple Line between Bang Yai and Tao Poon, Gen Prayut said ...

Thailand constitution: Military's council rejects draft

A council appointed by Thailand’s military rulers has rejected a controversial new constitution drafted after last year’s coup. A new committee must now be appointed to write another draft, further setting back elections. The draft has been widely criticised, in particular a clause which enables a 23-member ...

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