Educational Development in the Southern Border Provinces

Education has been advocated as one of the best ways to improve the situation in the southern border provinces, according to several reports in which various groups of people had come up with the conclusion that problems in the southern border provinces could ease with better education.

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Ban Hua Thang Community: Satun Model to Tackle Southern Violence

Ban Hua Thang community, located in Phiman subdistrict, Mueang district of Satun province, is a flat area of 0.56 square kilometers, surrounded by mangroves. It consists of 100 families, with about 1,000 people, who are mostly Muslims and are engaged mainly in fishing and trade.

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Ban Muang Ngam: An Empowered Community with Healthy Interaction between Buddhist and Muslim Residents

A community in Singhanakhon district, Songkhla province, Ban Muang Ngam is under the Muang Ngam Subdistrict (Tambon) Administrative Organization. This village consists of 813 families, with a population of 3,391 (as of February 2013). Out of the population, 1,713 are male and 1,678 are female.

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Satun Province to Be Developed as a Leading Eco-Tourism City in ASEAN

The southernmost province of Thailand on the Andaman Sea, Satun is located 973 kilometers from Bangkok bordering Perlis and Kedah in Malaysia. With its unique location, this southern province is an attractive destination for tourists, adventurers, and businesspeople, as well as nature lovers.

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Songkhla Province in Southern Thailand

Lying some 950 kilometers south of Bangkok, Songkhla, with a population of about 1.36 million, is a major seaside city, connecting with Kedah State of Malaysia. It has emerged as the economic center of the lower southern region and it is worth a visit in all seasons.

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Thai Government’s Policy and Strategies for Dealing with the Southern Situation

Over nine years ago, violent incidents erupted in the deep South of Thailand on 4 January 2004, when a group of armed perpetrators launched raids on a military camp in Cho-airong district, Narathiwat province, attempting to attack authorities, seize government firearms, and instigate instability. Following the arms theft, the three southern border provinces of Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat, and some districts of Songkhla became the scenes of violence, and the conflicts have dragged on to this day.

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Five Southern Border Provinces Special Zone

Realizing that the five southern border provinces have a distinctive culture different from the culture in other parts of Thailand, the Thai government came up with a strategy to establish the Five Southern Border Provinces Special Zone in order to specially handle development work in this area, in response to the real needs of local residents and in an effort to resolve the southern situation.

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Potential of Thailand’s Southern Economy and Its Connection with ASEAN

Rich in natural resources, southern Thailand is situated between two oceans – the Indian and the Pacific oceans. Maritime transport plays a very important role in the southern economy, and efforts have been made to link the two oceans together through the southern region of Thailand.

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Japan Urged to Invest More in Thailand and Invited to Invest in the Dawei Deep-Sea Port

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has urged Japan to invest more in Thailand, especially in the 350-billion-baht water resource management and 2.2-trillion-baht infrastructure mega-projects.

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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Calls on Asia to Direct Its Investments to Build Connectivity

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has proposed that Asia should direct its investments to build connectivity, both on land and sea, since Asia is mostly a large land continent covering two oceans, the Indian, and the Pacific.



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