President of Chile and President of Peru to Visit Thailand

President of the Republic of Chile, Mr. Sebastián Piñera, and President of the Republic of Peru, Mr. Ollanta Humala Tasso, will pay an official visit to Thailand on 4-5 October 2013, before attending the 21st APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Bali, Indonesia.

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Efforts Stepped Up to Handle the Flooding Situation

The Government has stepped up efforts to handle the flooding situation, which has affected 30 provinces, causing hardships to 2.4 million people.

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Launching of Thailand 2020 Program and Road Shows

The Government has launched the “Thailand 2020” road show to provide the people with better knowledge and understanding about the country’s major investment in transport infrastructure development, worth two trillion baht, or 66 billion US dollars.

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Education Reform to Improve Thailand’s Education Standards

The Ministry of Education is taking steps to introduce education reform in order to improve Thailand’s education standards.

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Thailand Remains the World’s Largest Rice Exporter in Terms of Value

Thai rice exports from January to August 2013 totaled 4.2 million metric tonnes, valued at 2.9 billion US dollars, or 87.2 billion baht. In terms of export value, Thailand remains the world’s largest rice exporter.

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Government’s One-Year Performance

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra stated that the Government was striving to strengthen the domestic economy, reduce social disparity, and develop infrastructure in the long run.

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Developing Health Food to Accommodate an Aging Society

Like countries elsewhere in the world, Thailand is becoming an aging society. Thai entrepreneurs are ready to develop health food and products to accommodate the aging population.

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Government to Seek Most of the Two-Trillion-Baht Loans for Infrastructure Projects from Domestic Sources

The Government plans to seek at least 60 percent of the two-trillion-baht loans for infrastructure projects from domestic sources, while up to 40 percent of the loans will come from foreign sources.

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Government’s Explanation on the Necessity of the Two-Trillion-Baht Loan Bill

The Government has explained the necessity of enacting the two-trillion-baht loan bill, instead of acquiring funding through the national budget, to support mega-projects on transport infrastructure, under the “Thailand 2020” program.

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Plan to Reduce the Areas Covered by the Emergency Decree in the Deep South

The Cabinet has decided to extend the enforcement of the Executive Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations in the three southern border provinces for another three months, from 20 September to 19 December 2013.



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