Thailand Ready to Join Asia-Pacific Countries in Setting Regional and Global Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction

Thailand has announced its readiness to welcome high-profile governmental and ministerial-level delegations as well as representatives from intergovernmental and international organizations from 63 countries in the Asia-Pacific region to the Sixth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (6th AMCDRR).

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Stepping Up Public Relations Campaigns to Promote Reconciliation for Reform

The Government Public Relations Department (PRD) has set up special public relations centers to promote reconciliation for reform at its headquarters in Bangkok and regional offices nationwide.

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Ban Muang Ngam in the Southern Province of Songkhla

It is well-recognized that the southern situation is not a religious conflict. Although the majority of residents in the deep South have a distinctive culture different from the culture in other parts of Thailand, local Muslim and Buddhist communities have coexisted in harmony for centuries.

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Policy Rate Maintained at 2 Percent

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Thailand on 18 June 2014 decided to maintain the policy rate at 2 percent.

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Media Center for the 6th AMCDRR

A media center for the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (6th AMCDRR) will be set up on the 22nd floor of the Bangkok Convention Center at Centara Grand in Bangkok.

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From Bang Nara to Narathiwat

Narathiwat is one of Thailand’s southernmost provinces sharing border areas with Kelantan in Malaysia. Its well-known border town is Sungai Kolok, which welcomes a great number of Malaysian and Singaporean visitors coming for trade and tourism each year.

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NCPO Extends Emergency Decree Enforcement in the Three Southern Border Provinces

The enforcement of the existing Executive Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations in the deep South will be extended for another three months, from 20 June to 19 September 2014.

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Clarifying the Alleged Reports about the Crackdown on Cambodian Workers

Ambassador of Kingdom of Cambodia to Thailand Eat Sophea was told that Thailand had no policy to crackdown or arrest Cambodian workers.

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NCPO Gives Policy on Investment Promotion

Thailand’s investment promotion strategies will focus more on high-technology industries, while labor-intensive industries will continue, as the country wants to generate employment for low-income earners, as well.

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Halal Street Project: Business Drive in the Southern Border Provinces

The Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center has set a “Halal Street” project to be launched as a business drive in the three southern border provinces of Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat.



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