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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 ...

Pickups allowed to carry passengers until new rules done: police

Senior police are pressing the Land Transport Department for new regulations that would allow pickups to carry passengers, not just cargo, in cabs or beds – as long as they have safety belts installed. Until the new regulations are issued, police have no plan to ...

Low-income people around country register for new round of state welfare

A large number of low-income people queued up to apply for state welfare as the second round of registrations opened nationwide on April 3. Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said at least 10 million people were expected to register in this round, which ends on May ...

Sahapat boosts logistics facilities

Consumer – goods distributor Sahapat will invest around Bt650 million to set up a new central warehouse and data centre as it targets revenue of Bt33 billion this year. The company says it will also come out with new products. Boonchai Chokwatana, chairman of Saha ...

Heavy downpours causes flooding in Nakhon Ratchasima

Following two hours of heavy downpours in the afternoon of March 16, a section of Rajadamnoen Road in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Muang district from in front of the provincial governor’s residence to the entrance to Suranaree Military Camp was under up to 40cm-deep floodwater.Keep reading  ...

No fear of drought this summer

Many parts of the country are experiencing water shortages, as summer has officially begun, but authorities have said that there is adequate water supply for the current dry season. The Meteorological Department announced recently that summer had begun on March 3. Some areas of the country ...

Ratch cuts reliance on power role

Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding has reduced the contribution from power generation to its future growth target as the company broadens its focus beyond the power business amid intensified competition in Asian power markets. Rum Herabat, chief executive of Ratch, said the company kept its growth ...

Thap Lan: Thailand's unsung forest gemk under threat, but still abrim with life

On the trail of a conservation group conducting a wildlife monitoring survey, we stop the 4×4 on the road and walk along the red earth to check on camera traps. Wildlife rangers from Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation and international conservationists ...

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