An Expected Increase in the Number of Thai and Foreign Tourists during Songkran Festival

As Songkran Festival, the traditional Thai New Year, is approaching, many provinces nationwide are preparing various activities to celebrate this festival.

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Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital to Be Developed as a Thai Traditional Medical Hub in ASEAN

Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital in the eastern province of Prachin Buri will be developed into a Thai traditional medical hub in ASEAN.

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Two-Trillion-Baht Infrastructure Projects to Be under Scrutiny at All Stages

After the House of Representatives had voted to approve the first reading of the bill on the Government's two-trillion-baht loan for infrastructure mega-projects, Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office Varathep Ratanakorn said that all the infrastructure investment projects would be scrutinized at all stages.

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Significant Increase in Thai-Russian Bilateral Trade

Trade between Thailand and Russia rose to five billion US dollars in 2012, tripling the amount recorded three years ago. Both countries agreed to increase bilateral trade to 10 billion dollars in 2016.

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Explanation to the House of Representatives on the Government’s Planned Two-Trillion-Baht Loan

The Government has opted to issue a bill on its planned two-trillion-baht loan for infrastructure mega-projects, instead of seeking funds to finance them through the annual national budget process, because it wants the projects to continue without disruption caused by political changes.

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Thailand Welcomes Investments by Papua New Guinea

Thailand welcomes investments planned by Papua New Guinea in Thailand, which is becoming the logistics hub of the ASEAN Community.

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Government Emphasizes Its Efforts to Tackle Problems in the Deep South

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has stressed the Government’s efforts to tackle problems in the southern border provinces.

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Lampang Historical Train and Horse Carriage Festival

Lying about 600 kilometers north of Bangkok, Lampang is an old province that is well worth a visit. It is the only province in Thailand where horse-drawn carriages are still used as a means of public transport.

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Private Sector to Reduce Electricity Use during the Gas-Suspension Period

The Ministry of Energy has asked for cooperation from the private sector to reduce electricity use from 5 to 14 April 2013, when Myanmar temporarily suspends its natural gas supply to Thailand for maintenance work.

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Flood Risk Mitigation Plan for the Ayutthaya World Heritage Site

A major project is being carried out to develop a flood risk mitigation plan for the Ayutthaya World Heritage Site in Ayutthaya province, which was badly affected by the prolonged and widespread flooding in Thailand in 2011.



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