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The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, along with the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (Public Organization), is organizing ďThailand e-Commerce 2017Ē on 24 - 26 November 2017 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. The event aims to share knowledge, experience, and big challenges in adaptation from the perspective of Thailandís leading organizations. Many topics will be covered, such as big changes in the financial system that could drive both quantity and volume of e-commerce, such as Prompt Pay and QR Code, as well as topics going into digital currency and taxes for e-commerce, how to properly collect them, and giving support for e-commerce entrepreneurs. (25/11/2017)
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The Ministry of Labor has provided training courses for students with the aim to be ready for the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). The Permanent Secretary of Labor has visited the eastern province to check on the workforce readiness for the EEC, the Government's project to develop three provinces -- Rayong, Chachoengsao, and Chonburi -- into a leading economic zone for industrial, infrastructure, and urban development. In addition, the Department of Skill Development has cooperated with the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), along with the public and private sectors, as the network to work on labor's skill development. (23/11/2017)
Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha has disclosed that the Cabinet is considering extending the period of the exhibition on the Royal Cremation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as more people are expected to visit the venue. Once the Cabinet has approved the extension, it will be proposed to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun for approval. (23/11/2017)
Suranaree University of Technology has introduced a boat that releases ultrasonic waves to kill mosquito larvae and pupae. The boat is proving 90% effective within a 3-meter radius. It can be used in ponds and canals to control mosquito infestations. The ultrasonic waves don't harm fish or crustaceans in the water. The boat is made of fiberglass and can be controlled remotely via a GPS system. (23/11/2017)
Apart from equestrian competitions, several activities will also be held in the Princess's cup Thailand 2017, including a demonstration of "hippotherapy," or horse-assisted therapy, which aims to educate the public about the benefits of horseback riding. The demonstration will be held on 24 - 26 November with no admission fee. For more information, please consult the website, www.facebook.com/Princesscup2017. (23/11/2017)
In a collaboration with ďThailand Equestrian FederationĒ, the flea market event will be held on 24 Ė 26 November 2017 at the Royal Stable Unit on Phahonyothin Road, Sanam Pao, in Bangkok with no admission fee. More than 68 shops and 13 food trucks will be available at the market. Alongside the Princessís cup 2017 event, the flea market will be in a good atmosphere where public can enjoy a variety of good taste food and refreshment. For more information, please consult the website, www.facebook.com/Princesscup2017. (23/11/2017)
Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Thanasak Patimaprakorn has revealed that people from all over the country continue to visit the Royal Crematorium exhibition at Sanam Luang. At least 1.3 million people have visited the Royal Crematorium since its opening from 2 November 2017, including government officers, groups of students, and the general public. In addition, the Fine Arts Department will continue to inspect all art pieces inside the funeral venue to ensure that they are in good condition for all visitors. (22/11/2017)
On 21 November 2017, at the Princess's Cup Thailand 2017, the equestrian competition event in CSIJ-B Table A (the competition for youth teams aged 14-18 years from 11 countries) took place. The results place the Singaporean team in first place, followed by Thailand and Chinese Taipei, respectively. For more information, please consult the website www.facebook.com/Princesscup2017. (21/11/2017)
On 20 November 2017, during the press conference for the Princessís Cup Thailand 2017, held at the Royal Stable Unit, Phahonyothin Road, Bangkok, the Vice President of the Thailand Equestrian Federation, Col. Fuengvit Anirut-Deva, disclosed that this yearís event will see international equestrians from 11 countries competing in various categories. In the future, more international equestrians are expected to participate in the event, to help promote the Princessís Cupís progress toward the global stage, as well as to promote Thailand as the Equestrian Sports Hub. (20/11/2017)
Presided over the press briefing of the annual equestrian competition Princess's Cup Thailand 2017, on 20 November 2017, at the Royal Stable Unit, Minister of Tourism and Sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul stated that this yearís event is bigger than ever. Apart from its main purpose to improve and develop equestrian skills at the local level and raise them to meet international standards, this six-day event, from 21 to 26 November, also sets to enhance Thailand as the regionís ultimate destination for sports tourism and promoting the kingdomís world-class sporting facilities and venues, according to Minister of Tourism and Sports, in her capacity as the chairperson of the Organizing Committee. (20/11/2017)
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports disclosed that Thailand will host the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) on 22-26 January 2018 in Chiang Mai. The ATF 2018 theme is ďASEAN Ė Sustainable Connectivity, Boundless ProsperityĒ which reflects the awareness of ASEAN as a community of opportunity and people-centeredness for a better livelihood under the mechanism of sustainable development. The ATF is one of the most significant annual tourism promotional events in Asia, and is hosted on a rotational basis among the ASEAN member countries. (19/11/2017)
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The Royal Thai Navy is hosting the International Fleet Review 2017 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ASEANís establishment, as well as to show the harmony between international navies. The whole event will take place from 13 to 22 November 2017 in Pattaya, Chon Buri province. (17/11/2017)
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HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha will preside over the Opening Ceremony for the Princessís Cup Thailand 2017, on 22 November 2017 at 15.30 hr at the Royal Stable Unit, Phahonyothin Road, in Bangkok. During the 6-day event, from 21-26 November 2017, there will be dressage, jumping, and eventing competition. The best farrier and best grooming for horses competition are also highlights at this yearís event. A flea market featuring 68 shops will also be open for public on 24-26 November. Dog lovers can enjoy dog show on 22, 25, and 26 November 2017. (17/11/2017)
The Princessís Cup Thailand 2017 will be held at the Royal Horse Guard Riding Club on 21-26 November 2017. Dressage, show jumping, eventing, and groom and farrier competitions will be the highlight of the event. Moreover, visitors can enjoy a flea market, dog show, and a variety of other activities. The venue is the Royal Stable Unit, Bangkok. (17/11/2017)
The government of the United States will host an exhibition on the occasion of 200 years of relations between the United States and Thailand. The venue is the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles at the Grand Palace between March and June 2018. His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun will preside over the opening ceremony on 20 March 2018. (17/11/2017)
As Euromonitor International has reported, Bangkok is the second most-visited city in the world. The first is still Hong Kong. This report was released at the World Travel Market, the worldís leading travel and tourism event. (17/11/2017)
The Cabinet has approved an extension of the construction time-frames of three large irrigation projects. The Pha Chuk Diversion Dam Project in Uttaradit province was extended by five years, with full completion rescheduled for the fiscal year 2023. The Huai Nam Ri Reservoir Project, another project in Uttaradit, had its end date deferred by three years to 2021. Meanwhile, a five-year extension was granted to increase the storage capacity of Mae Kuang Udom Thara Dam in Chiang Mai province. The project is set to be finished in 2022. (16/11/2017)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that there is no report of any Thai nationals being affected by an earthquake in South Korea. The 5.4-magnitude quake on Wednesday occurred at 14.29 hr local time, with the epicenter located in Pohang City in the province of North Gyeongsang, South Korea. Several aftershocks have been reported. Local media reported seven injuries. The earthquake occurred near a nuclear power plant, which was reported to be unaffected by the tremor. (16/11/2017)
The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security disclosed that the youth representatives of the 44th Ship for Southeast Asia Youth Program (SSEAYP) will join several interesting activities during their four-day stay in Thailand on 16-20 November 2017. The Purpose of SSEAYP is to promote friendship and mutual understanding among the youths of the ten Southeast Asian countries and Japan, to broaden their perspective on the world, and furthermore, to strengthen their spirit of international cooperation and practical skills for international collaboration. (16/11/2017)
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The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) has invited everyone to witness the Leonid meteor shower. It will be visible in the sky in all parts of the country in the night between 17-18 December 2017 at the horizon at approximately 1:00 a.m. on 18 November 2017. The natural phenomenon will be most visible from 2:00 a.m. until early morning over the northeastern sky near the Leo constellation which is the center of the shower. (15/11/2017)

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