The 45th extended session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC), held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 19 September 2023 inscribed the “Ancient Town of Si Thep” on the World Heritage List, under the 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The Cabinet, during its meeting on 18 September 2023, approved three draft political declarations concerning public health, to be endorsed at the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) in New York.
The Thai government has announced a tourist visa exemption scheme for Chinese and Kazakhstani tourists, allowing them to visit for a period not exceeding 30 days, from 25 September 2023 to 29 February 2024, on a temporary basis.
The Cabinet of the new government, during its first meeting on 13 September 2023, chaired by Prime Minister and Finance Minister Srettha Thavisin, decided to cut the electricity price from 4.45 to 4.10 baht per unit, starting from September onwards. It also approved the reduction of the pump price of diesel to below 30 baht per liter, effective on 20 September.
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin delivered the policy statement of the Council of Ministers in the National Assembly on 11 September 2023, saying that the Government is determined to create unity and harmonization in Thai society, which will lead to cooperation in economic and social development for the advancement of the country and happiness of all Thai people.
Civil society and the people’s sector have joined hands in mobilizing efforts to achieve a strategic development plan to upgrade the quality of life of local residents and develop the local economy in the southern border provinces.
The Government is joining hands with the Thai Chamber of Commerce in upgrading the local economy and increasing the per capita income of the southern border provinces, as well as carrying out development to improve local people’s quality of life.
The Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC) is mobilizing efforts to support the establishment of an international language institute to promote the use of foreign languages as a major mechanism to develop the southern border provinces.
The Government has invited people to visit the latest OTOP fair, which will give a boost to local products under the Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques (SUPPORT), established by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother.
The day of 28 July marks the birthday of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (Rama X). Thai people have carried out various activities to show their loyalty to His Majesty the King on the occasion of his 71st birthday anniversary this year.
His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua and Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana have graciously appointed Mr. Chirayu Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, Privy Councilor, as Their Majesties’ representative to deliver humanitarian assistance to the people of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar affected by Cyclone Mocha.