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The Ministry of Tourism and Sports revealed that the Thailand Tourism Festival 2019 will take place on 23-27 January 2019 in Lumpini Park, Bangkok. The festival will be designed to show five tourism villages representing the regions of Thailand. Additionally, the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle waste initiative zone will be displayed to help raise awareness and promote responsible and sustainable tourism through various activities. (22/01/2019)
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Dan Makham Tia Hospital, in Kanchanaburi, is usingnew technology in its service system, with the policy to bea Smart Hospital. It has developedfour systems Smart Appointment, Smart Service, Smart Delivery and Smart Intermediate Care for more convenience and toreduce congestion and queues. Moreover, it is a Green and Clean Hospital and usessolar cells for clean energy. (21/01/2019)
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The Government has approved the extension of the visa-on-arrival fee waiver for the citizens of 20 countries until the end of April 2019 to attract more foreign tourists during the high travel season, such as Chinese New Year and Songkran Festival. The 20 countries eligible for the visa-on-arrival fee waiver include Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China (including Taiwan), Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. (21/01/2019)
The 2nd World Congress on Petrochemistry is scheduled on 30-31 January 2019 at the AVANI Atrium Hotel in Bangkok. Under the theme The Growth of Fuel Formation for Future Decades, the congress aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to share their experience and research results about all aspects of petrochemistry. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum, where participants will be able to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, as well as practical challenges and the solutions adopted in the field of petrochemistry. (18/01/2019)
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The Ministry of Transport has announced measurements to control air pollution in Bangkok after the Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5) rate is getting higher. All construction sites will strictly control the dust. Public transportation vehicles that produce pollution will be banned. Meanwhile, related government agencies are encouraging the public to use public transportation or carpool instead of personal vehicles. (15/01/2019)
The Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI) plans to boost the development of rail services and the countrys cruise tourism. One of the developments of rail service is planned to attract aerospace investment to U-Tapao Airport in 2019 as part of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project. The BOI also approved measures to stimulate the cruise tourism business, with the aim of attracting more tourists to Thailand. (15/01/2019)
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed that Senator the Honorable Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, visited Thailand last week as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The purpose of the visit focused on further strengthening the longstanding relations between Thailand and Australia in all dimensions, as well as providing an opportunity for both sides to exchange views on key regional issues, including Thailands ASEAN Chairmanship. During this visit, both sides signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cyber and Digital Cooperation. (14/01/2019)
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The Ministry of Commerce, in cooperation with the ASEAN secretariat, will organize a seminar on ASEAN preparedness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) on 14 January 2019 at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre in Bangkok. The seminar aims to enable entrepreneurs and interested members of the ASEAN public to realize the importance of technology and innovation, which have played a role in cluster production, as well as our daily life. (11/01/2019)
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with Kasikorn Bank, will launch the e-visa system to facilitate visa applications for Chinese tourists at Thai consular offices in Beijing. The system will be effective, and Chinese tourists may apply for Thailand visas online starting 15 February 2019. The ministry also disclosed that the online visa service will be extended to other cities in China this year. (10/01/2019)
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The Ministry of Culture and Chulalongkorn University will organize the Bangkok Art Festival on Saturday, 5 January at Siam Square in central Bangkok. The festivals aim is to cultivate a love of the arts among Thai citizens, especially children and youth, in line with the Governments Thailand 4.0 policy to build a creative society, giving young artists a platform to showcase their art works. (09/01/2019)
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The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society disclosed that 74,965 villages in Thailand will have access to broadband internet this year. So far, 43,533 villages have broadband access, while the remaining 15,732 villages will link up to the network by the end of 2019. The ministry also stated that the Government has a goal of fostering the creation of 500,000 new jobs in digital industries over the next five years. (09/01/2019)
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The Government Public Relations Department (PRD) is organizing a press briefing and study tour on the subject Eastern Economic Corridor: A New Engine of Southeast Asia in Chon Buri province on 16 - 17 January 2019. The program aims to provide information about the projects progress in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), which will place special focus on infrastructure development and human resources development. Members of the media who are interested in participating in this trip are able to make online registration through https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXo7-d5p6JAh1X1BnDX3ra9ytGly3TF0rynSkGcBBoJh_-Mw/viewform. (08/01/2019)
The Government Spokesperson, Mr. Puttiphong Punnakan, made it known that the Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to visit Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Lampang, and Lumphun in the northern provinces on 14-15 January 2019 for a field trip and cabinet retreat. The cabinet meeting will be held on 15 January 2019 in Lampang province. (06/01/2019)
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The Ministry of Tourism and Sports expects that international visitors will increase to 40 million in this year. The ministry will continually focus on sustainability by promoting the group of 55 secondary destinations. The implementation aims to position these secondary 55 provinces in order to create conceptual models that are specific to each secondary province, such as a sports city in Buriram province and a wellness city in Chiang Rai province. (05/01/2019)
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed that the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Retreat is schedule on 16-18 January 2019 in Chiang Mai province. Interested media representatives are advised to register through the ASEAN website at www.asean2019.go.th. For more information, please contact the Department of Information at tel. 0 2203 5000 ext. 22021, 22022 or email to mfathai.media@gmail.com. (04/01/2019)
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The Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine is scheduled on 16-18 January 2019 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. The symposium aims to provide health care workers with a comprehensive review of the management of HIV infection and opportunistic infections, and improve access to therapy, as well as the latest updates on research into HIV treatments and vaccines. (04/01/2019)
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The Ministry of Interior revealed that a meeting of the working committee on sister city agreements at the provincial level is considering the 2019-2023 campaign to push forward the sister city scheme with international cities. The sister city scheme aims to promote international relations and improve the capabilities and competitiveness of provinces for sustainable development. (03/01/2019)
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The Ministry of Culture is organizing Thailand Biennale 2018 in Krabi, which started in November 2018 and runs until the end of February 2019. The event aims to promote contemporary art outside Bangkok in order to set Thailand on the map of the worlds art biennales. Most of the art pieces are grouped at many popular tourist destinations, namely Ao Nang beach, Noppharat Thara beach, Krabi town, Koh Klang village, Khao Khanab Nam cave, Phranang cave and Railey beach. (02/01/2019)
Suvarnabhumi Airport will cancel the parking fee from 28 Dec. 2018 to 2 Jan. 2019 as a New Year gift for customers. Moreover, Airports of Thailand PLC will provide shuttle buses to transfer customers between the parking lot Zone C and the terminal at no charge. (29/12/2018)
The National Alcoholic Beverage Policy Committee declared that all relevant agencies have to proceed with the strict enforcement of the Alcohol Beverage Control Law to reduce the number of road accidents during New Year celebrations. The enforcement includes the alcohol sale restriction to people under aged 20, as well as a campaign for government officials to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages during government festivities. (29/12/2018)
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