Thailand to Co-Chair an ASEAN-China Joint Working Group Meeting

Thailand will co-chair the 10th meeting of the ASEAN-China Joint Working Group on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (JWG on DOC).

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Developing Bangkok as an ASEAN Metropolis

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is working out an action plan to develop Bangkok as an ASEAN metropolis, in preparation for the establishment of the ASEAN Community.

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Protecting the Underprivileged from Possible Impacts of AEC

The Office of Welfare Promotion, Protection and Empowerment of Vulnerable Groups, under the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, will work closely with other relevant agencies in protecting the underprivileged from possible impacts of the ASEAN Economic community (AEC).

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More Education Programs to Be Developed for Ethnic Groups from ASEAN

The Ministry of Education is preparing to develop more bilingual and multilingual schools for children from various ethnic groups in Thailand and other ASEAN countries, so that they will be educated and can live happily in Thai society.

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Upgrading the Skills of Teachers and Workers in the Construction Sector for ASEAN

The Ministry of Labor has signed a memorandum of understanding with a private company to jointly upgrade the skills of teachers in the construction sector.

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ASEAN Countries Cooperate in Vocational Education

Starting in the 2014 academic year, Thailand, Lao PDR, and Vietnam will jointly open courses for vocational and high vocational certificates.

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A University in Southern Thailand Striving to Become an Education Hub in ASEAN

Prince of Songkla University, in the southern province of Songkhla, has set a target to develop itself as an education hub in the lower ASEAN region.

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Opening of New Bus Route Linking Thailand and Laos in Preparation for AEC

With the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) on the horizon, Thailand and Lao PDR have jointly opened a new bus route, linking both countries.

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Thailand Joins the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Retreat in Myanmar

Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Sihasak Phuangketkeow represented Thailand at the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (AMM Retreat), held on 17 January 2014 in Bagan, Myanmar.

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Thai Coffee Growers to Face Greater Competition in ASEAN

With the coming of the ASEAN Community, Thai coffee growers are likely to face greater competition. The Department of Agriculture has suggested that they increase productivity and seek ways to reduce production costs.



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