Thai Economy Likely to Pick Up in the Second Half of 2013

The Thai economy in the second half of 2013 is likely to pick up, as the employment rate remains high and the export situation is expected to improve.

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Khao Phansa: An Important Period for Buddhists in Thailand

The Buddhist Lent 2013 has begun, starting from 23 July. Referred to as khao phansa in Thai, the Buddhist Lent, or Buddhist Rains Retreat, lasts three months.

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A Number of Varieties of Rice Seed from Thailand Deposited in Norway

A total of 81 varieties of Thai rice seed have been deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway. This secure seed bank is located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen.

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112th Anniversary of the Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival

The candle festival is held in several provinces in Thailand in observance of the annual three-month Buddhist Lent, or Buddhist Rains Retreat. But this festival in the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani is unique, as it is held on a grand scale and attracts a great many Thai and international tourists.

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Government’s Explanation on International Standard of Thai Rice

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has reaffirmed the international standard of Thai rice, saying that packed rice is safe for consumption.

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National Campaign for Alcohol Break during the Period of Buddhist Lent

A nationwide campaign will be heightened for a break in alcohol consumption during observance of the three-month Buddhist Lent, or Buddhist Rains Retreat, which usually begins in July.

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Proposal to Develop Tourism Sites on Ko Kret Submitted to Mobile Cabinet Meeting

Tourism sites on Ko Kret, a small island located in Chao Phraya River, off Pak Kret district in Nonthaburi province, are receiving a major boost.They will be developed further to attract more visitors.

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Thailand’s Tourism Remains Strong and Contributes to Economic Growth

Thailand’s tourism sector remains strong and plays an important role in contributing to economic growth. The Government has seen much progress on efforts to increase the country’s tourism revenue to two trillion baht by 2015.

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Thailand’s Provincial Development Strategies and Connections with ASEAN

The Government is focusing on four major areas in provincial development, which will be adjusted to be in line with the “Country Strategy,” aimed at moving Thailand forward. At the same time, all provinces have been urged to be aware of the arrival of the ASEAN Community.

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Representatives of ACD Member Countries Discuss Regional Connectivity in Thailand

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand is hosting the Working Group Meeting on Enhanced ACD Regional Connectivity on 17 July 2013 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok.



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