Peace-Building the Focus in the Yala Provincial Development Plan

There is a new emphasis on developing Yala, one of the southern border provinces, into a highly livable city, together with a focus on peace-building, so that local people live together in harmony amidst cultural diversity.

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Phang-nga Province Introduces a New Tourist Attraction

Phang-nga province in southern Thailand has developed Khao Nang Hong, a 400-meter-high mountain, as a new eco-tourist site that will be known as the province’s symbol of land tourism.

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Strategies for Developing Pattani Province in the Deep South

Pattani province has set strategies for provincial development from 2014 to 2017, with an emphasis on expanding its markets for halal products and services to Muslim communities at national and regional levels and to the niche market in various parts of the world.

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Learning More about Narathiwat at Narathiwat Museum

Visitors to Narathiwat will be able to learn more about the province and its local wisdom at the Narathiwat Museum, which is expected to be officially opened in late 2014.

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Policy Rate Has Been Lowered to 2 Percent

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Thailand has voted to reduce the policy rate by 0.25 percent, from 2.25 to 2.00 percent per annum.

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Increasing Number of Passengers at Don Mueang Airport

The number of passengers at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok is on the increase. The airport is being developed in phases to accommodate more passengers.

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Underlining the Importance of Thai Elephants

Thai people have great affection for elephants. Every year on 13 March, Thailand celebrates Thai Elephant Day to underline the importance of elephants and heighten public awareness of the need for preservation of elephants.

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Women Affected by Southern Unrest Get Empowerment at Rotan Batu Village

Many women have been made widows because of unrest in the southern border provinces. They have also faced difficulties in making a living for themselves and their families.

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Upcoming Election of Senators in Thailand

Since the term of elected senators in the Senate ended on 1 March 2014, the next election of senators has been scheduled for Sunday, 30 March 2014.

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Movement of Civil Society for Peace in the Deep South

Members of civil society have joined discussions on efforts for peace-building in the deep South of Thailand and have looked into the peace process over the past year.



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