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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People Urged to Help Monitor the 2.2-Trillion-Baht Infrastructure Mega-Projects

People have been urged to help monitor the Government’s 2.2-trillion-baht transportation and logistics mega-projects to ensure that they would be carried out with transparency.

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Thailand and New Zealand Agree to Set a New Target of Doubling Trade by 2020

Thailand and New Zealand have agreed to set a new target of doubling trade by 2020 to further advance their trading relationship.

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Stepping Up Campaigns for Energy Saving and Road Safety during Songkran Festival

The Government is stepping up two major campaigns, one for energy saving and the other for road safety during the Songkran festival, the traditional Thai New Year.

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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Visits New Zealand and Papua New Guinea

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is scheduled to pay an official visit to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea from 21 to 25 March 2013, at the invitations of the Prime Ministers of both countries.

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Cabinet Approves a Draft Bill on the Two-Trillion-Baht Loan for Infrastructure Mega-Projects

The Cabinet, during its meeting on 19 March 2013, approved a draft bill empowering the Ministry of Finance to borrow two trillion baht to finance transportation and logistics mega-projects.

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Providing SMEs and OTOP with Greater Access to Funding Sources

Five ministries and six state-owned financial institutions are joining hands in promoting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the “One Tambon, One Product,” or OTOP, program.

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Fitch Ratings Cited as an Indication of Thailand’s Economic and Political Stability

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong stated that the upgrading of Thailand’s credit rating by Fitch Ratings reflected Thailand’s economic and political stability.

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Local Residents Urged to Cooperate in Resolving the Southern Situation

Local residents in the southern border provinces have been urged to cooperate in resolving the southern situation for lasting peace and stability.



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