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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Thailand’s Seven-Month Investment Value

The Office of the Board of Investment (BOI) has issued a report showing that a total of 1,192 investment applications, worth 664 billion baht, were accepted from January to July 2013.

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The Solving of the Rubber Problems throughout the System

The Cabinet, during its meeting on 10 September 2013, approved a project to solve the rubber problems occurring through the whole system in 2014.

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Thai School to Receive a Grant from Germany

The Federal Republic of Germany will provide a grant of 3.6 million baht to the Vocational Section of Chitralada School in Bangkok to establish a Power Electricity Training Unit.

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Progress Made on Human Rights for All in Thailand

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has stated that, like other countries, Thailand has made a lot of progress toward human rights for all, but it is aware that the voiceless and the vulnerable remain around it.

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Thai Airways International Provides Clarification on Flight TG679

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) has issued a news release providing clarification on flight TG679 from Guangzhou to Bangkok on 8 September 2013, in which the aircraft skidded off the runway upon landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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Thailand’s Economic Situation in the Second Half of 2013

Prime Minister Yinluck Shinawatra believed that the Thai economy in the second half of 2013 would improve in the face of global economic volatility.

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New Committee Formed to Hold Talks with Rubber Farmers

The Government has established a committee to hold talks with rubber planters in order to seek the best solution to the rubber price problem.



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