Establishment of Five Special Economic Zones

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed all government agencies to give support for five border areas planning to establish special economic zones by December 2014.

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Amazing Thailand: 2015 Discover Thainess

The Cabinet has approved the campaign “Amazing Thailand: 2015 Discover Thainess,” with the objective of increasing Thailand’s tourism income to 2.2 trillion baht by 2015.

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Call for the Fight to End Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Heritage

Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat stated that Southeast Asia is the point of origin of some of the world’s most priceless cultural treasures. Unfortunately, it is also one of the crossroads for the illicit trade in art and antique objects.

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Thai Government to Hold Remembrance Ceremony of the Indian Ocean Tsunami

The Thai government will organize a remembrance event entitled “Ten Years on: Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami” on 26-27 December 2014.

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Thai Economy in 2014 and 2015

The Thai economy in 2014 is likely to expand by 1 percent, a drop from 1.5 to 2 percent that was forecast previously by the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB). In 2015, however, it is projected to expand by between 3.5 and 4.5 percent.

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Stimulating the Economy in the Southern Border Provinces

The Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center has worked out three major projects to help stimulate the local economy in the deep South of Thailand and provide more marketing channels for local residents.

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Foreign Investors Interested in Investing More in Thailand

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that the overall Thai economy is starting to improve and foreign investors are interested in investing more in Thailand.

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Community Leaders Satisfied with the Government’s Policy on Sufficiency Economy

A survey shows that community leaders are satisfied most with the Government’s policy on the application of the Sufficiency Economy philosophy.

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2015 Designated “Thainess” Tourism Year

The Cabinet, during its meeting on 12 November 2014, approved the designation of 2015 “Thainess” tourism year, which will be included in the national agenda.

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Thailand Rated the Best Destination for Cost-Effective Quality Living

Thailand has been rated the best destination for expatriates looking for an improved lifestyle at a low cost, according to the HSBC 2014 Expat Explorer survey.



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