Family opens doors to tourists to help boys learn English

A family in Phitsanulok’s Muang district has opened its doors – with free accommodation for foreign backpackers to expose their two young sons to everyday use of English. The aim is to equip their children with English-language proficiency to benefit their futures. And the move ...

SMEs in 8 provinces to get Pracha Rath loans

The Department of Industrial Promotion will extend loans initially totalling Bt20 billion from a Pracha Rath fund for SME development in eight provinces, starting with Songkhla on May 24. Eight provinces have been initially targeted for the programme. Besides Songkhla, they are Krabi, Chon Buri, ...

Donors embrace hospital's 'green' bag campaign

More than 100,000 cloth bags have been donated to Wat Bot district Hospital in response its request for environmentally friendly bags to replace plastic ones previously used for prescribed medication. The management of the public hospital stopped distributing medication in plastic bags this year as ...

Farmers flout crop warnings

Farmers in the Central Plains provinces are planting more off-season rice crops than allowed at their own peril, a senior irrigation officer warned. Bowdaeng Takaew, head of the Ayutthaya Irrigation Project, said many farmers in the Central region have refused to cooperate with authorities and ...

Experts warn of water scarcity

Low levels at dams could lead to problems if resources not carefully managed. While there is enough water available, resources have to be managed very carefully, as water experts have warned that mismanagement could result in serious problems. Sucharit Koontanakulvong, head of water resources engineering at ...

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