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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Strategies for Developing the Potential of Women

The Cabinet, during its meeting on 17 September 2013, approved the draft strategies for developing the potential of female youths in educational institutions, from 2013 to 2016.

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Thailand’s Restoration of Chedi Honored with UNESCO Award of Excellence

The restoration of the principal chedi (reliquary stupa) in Wat Prayurawongsawas Worawihan temple in Bangkok has been honored with the Award of Excellence in the 2013 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

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Government Shows Its Intention to Ease Global Issues

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said that the Government had shown to the international community Thailand’s intention to ease various global issues, such as those concerning migrant labor, intellectual property, human rights, and human trafficking.

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Reopening of Surin Airport to Cope with Tourism Growth in Northeastern Thailand

Surin Pakdi Airport in the northeastern province of Surin has been further developed and will reopen for commercial use in November 2013 to cope tourism growth.



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