EU to Certify GI Protection for Thai Jasmine Rice, “Khao Hom Mali Thung Kula Ronghai”

Thai jasmine rice, also known as “Khao Hom Mali Thung Kula Ronghai,” will become the first product in Southeast Asia to be registered under the European Union's Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) scheme.

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Thailand and France Sign Five Agreements to Boost Bilateral Cooperation

Thailand and France signed five accords and memorandums of understanding during the official visit of French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to Thailand on 4-5 February 2013.

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Assistance for SMEs Affected by the Minimum Wage Hike and Stronger Baht

The Government has prepared measures to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that might be affected by the 300-baht minimum wage hike and the stronger baht.

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Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to Preside over the Bangkok Chinatown Festival 2013

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will preside over the Bangkok Chinatown Festival 2013 in celebration of Chinese New Year.

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Visit of the French Prime Minister to Thailand

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, accompanied by his spouse Madam Brigitte Ayrault, will pay an official visit to Thailand on 4-5 February 2013 at the invitation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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Diplomats from OIC Member Countries Observe Thailand’s Southern Situation and Assistance for Rohingya Migrants

A group of 17 diplomats from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries has observed the situation in the southern border provinces and Thailand’s assistance for Rohingya illegal migrants. They expressed their satisfaction with the country’s good care for the Rohingyas.

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Government Accelerating Efforts to Cope with Appreciation of the Baht

All relevant agencies have been instructed to seek measures to cope with the ongoing appreciation of the baht, which has affected small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Measures to Combat Forest Fires and Haze Pollution

The Government is stepping up efforts to fight forest fires and haze pollution by applying stricter law enforcement, especially during the critical period from January to April.

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Three Issues that Need to Be Addressed for Sustainable and Equitable Growth

Governor of the Bank of Thailand Prasarn Trairatvorakul has cited social inclusion, ecology, and financial stability as three major issues that should be addressed properly for sustainable and equitable growth.

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Production of Skilled Workers and Engineers for Thailand’s Investment in Infrastructure Development

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has stressed the need to accelerate the production of skilled workers and engineers to accommodate Thailand’s huge investment in infrastructure development.



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