Visit of the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam to Thailand

The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam, Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong, will pay an official visit to Thailand as guest of the Royal Thai Government from 25 to 27 June 2013.

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Government’s Policy on Urban Development

Urban development has been cited as a major policy of the Yingluck Shinawatra administration. Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan stated that the Prime Minister wanted urban communities in Bangkok and the provinces to be developed in response to the needs of local residents.

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Thailand to Burn Almost 3.4 Tons of Illicit Drugs

A total of 3,363 kilograms of illicit drugs will be burned at a drug bonfire on 26 June 2013, which marks the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

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Rice Pledging Price to Be Cut by 20 Percent

Starting from 30 June 2013 onwards, the rice pledging price under the Government’s rice-pledging scheme will be cut by 20 percent, from 15,000 baht to 12,000 baht per metric tonne during the 2012/2013 production year.

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Addressing the Threats to Cyber Security

Thailand has recently established the National Cyber Security Committee, chaired by the Prime Minister, to address the threats to cyber security.

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Cabinet Approves the Selection of Four Bidders for the Water Management Project

The Cabinet, during its meeting on 18 June 2013, approved results of the selection of four bidders for the design and construction of sustainable water resource management and flood prevention systems in Thailand. .

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Thailand Promotes and Protects Foreign Investments

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has stated that the Government recognizes the important role of the private sector in supporting economic growth. That is why it has implemented policies to further promote and protect foreign investments.

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Thai Capital Market Ready for the US Withdrawal of its Monetary Stimulus

Governor of the Bank of Thailand Prasarn Trairatvorakul stated that the Thai capital market is prepared to cope with the US withdrawal of its monetary stimulus through quantitative easing.

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Thailand and the Philippines to Sign Three Important Documents

Thailand and the Philippines will sign three important documents during the visit of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul to the Philippines on 20-21 June 2013.

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Thailand Commended for Human Rights Promotion in ASEAN

Amnesty International has shown an interest in opening its Southeast Asian regional office in Bangkok, particularly because of Thailand’s openness concerning human rights issues.



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