Naga Fireball Festival and a New Eco-Tourist Site in Nong Khai

Nong Khai province in northeastern Thailand will hold an interesting cultural event, the natural wonder of “Naga Fireballs,” locally known as Bang Fai Phaya Nak, from 16 to 22 October 2013. It is also developing Wang Bua Daeng in Mueang district as a new eco-tourist site.

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Long-Term Program on the Development of Thailand – China Relations

A Joint Press Statement on Long-Term Program on the Development of Thailand – China Relations was issued on the occasion of the official visit to Thailand of Mr. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China from 11 to 13 October 2013.

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Progress of Efforts to Push for National Reform

Some progress has been made for the Government’s efforts to push for reforming Thailand and finding the path to solutions for the country.

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China to Import More Agricultural Products from Thailand

China will import more agricultural goods from Thailand. Both countries will raise the issue of boosting agricultural trade for discussion at a meeting of the China-Thailand Joint Committee on Economic and Trade Cooperation, to be held later this year.

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Internal Security Act Enforced in Three Districts of Bangkok

The Government has announced the use of the 2008 Internal Security Act in eight subdistricts of three districts in Bangkok, effective from 9 to 18 October 2013.

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National AIDS Prevention and Control Strategies

The Cabinet, during its meeting on 8 October 2013, approved the national AIDS prevention and control strategies for 2014-2016, aimed at eliminating the HIV/AIDS problem in Thailand within the next 20 years.

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Thailand and China Move to Boost Their Comprehensive Strategic Cooperative Partnership

Mr. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, will pay an official visit to Thailand on 11-13 October 2013, as guest of the Royal Thai Government.

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Promoting Hom Mali Rice and Organizing the International Rice Congress 2014

Thailand is stepping up a campaign to promote Thai jasmine rice, or Hom Mali. It will also host the International Rice Congress 2014 in order to help publicize the quality of Thai rice and strengthen food security.

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Thailand 2020 Program to Link Nong Khai with Laos and Southern China

Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt has stated that the Government’s huge investment in infrastructure development, under the “Thailand 2020” program, would link Nong Khai province in northeastern Thailand with Laos and southern China.

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Monitoring Impacts of Global Economic Volatility on the Thai Economy

All relevant government agencies are monitoring possible impacts of global economic volatility, especially the US government shutdown, on the Thai economy.



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