Enforcement of the Internal Security Act in Three Districts of Bangkok

The Cabinet has announced the use of the 2008 Internal Security Act in three districts of Bangkok, effective from 1 to 10 August 2013. The three districts include Phra Nakhon, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, and Dusit.

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Launching of the Thai-Africa Initiative

Thailand has announced the launching of the “Thai-Africa Initiative,” aimed at enhancing the partnership between Thailand and Africa and providing the building block for a wider Asia-Africa link.

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Urgent Efforts to Clean Up Oil Slick in Eastern Thailand

All agencies concerned are accelerating clean-up operations to prevent the widespread impact of an oil slick in the Gulf of Thailand. Those who have been affected by the accident will be provided with assistance and compensation.

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Thai Companies Interested in Investing More in Mozambique

Thailand and Mozambique are ready to encourage the Thai private sector to invest more in Mozambique. The issue was raised for discussion during Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s official visit to Mozambique on 28-30 July, 2013.

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Government’s One-Stop Crisis Center Focuses on Providing Full-Cycle Social Assistance

The Government’s One-Stop Crisis Center (OSCC) focuses on providing social assistance to the people on a full-cycle basis, and its hotline takes complaints from the public around the clock.

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Prime Minister to Visit Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will lead a delegation to visit Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda from 28 July to 2 August 2013.

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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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