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The publication US News and World Report has announced that Thailand ranks in 8th position out of 20 in 2018 for best country to invest in. It takes into account economic stability, innovation, labor skills, technological proficiency, the environment, population, and corruption issues. Thailand is also ranked in the 26th position on the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings this year. (12/03/2018)
In response to the outbreak of rabies in northeastern provinces, responsible agencies are working to bring the situation under control and have adopted the guidelines of the World Health Organization. The Government Pharmaceutical Organization of Thailand is collaborating with international bodies to produce more rabies vaccines and medicines. (12/03/2018)
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has disclosed strategies for tourism development on the west coast, covering four provinces, including Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, and Ranong, focusing on sustainable tourism activities. The Ministry of Tourism aims to use tourism as a major tool in distributing income to secondary cities and communities, in line with the Governments policy. (12/03/2018)
The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society has agreed with the World Bank to jointly undertake activities that will promote awareness of the Internet of Things in Thailand and adopt digital transformation in the public and private sectors. Based on this cooperation, the activities will improve the knowledge and familiarity of most government agencies with the Internet of Things and its relevance to their functions. (12/03/2018)
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The Ministry Tourism and Sports announced that the Thailand International Kite Festival is scheduled for 23-25 March 2018 at the Army Non-Commissioned Officer School, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan. The event will show 20 kite flying teams from many different countries, including Switzerland, Germany, and France. The public can visit the kite exhibition, which will display interactive multimedia technology in telling the fascinating story of Thai kites. (11/03/2018)
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The Ministry of Culture is linking all ancient cities and historic sites, such as temples and palaces, in the central region of Thailand as a means to expand cultural tourism, with the hope of making the country an international cultural market. A report of the Ministry of Culture estimates that the number of cultural tourists, both domestic and foreign, will be 500,000-600,000 per year. The highlights include historic sites and the National Museum of Phra Nakhon Khiri in Phetchaburi Province. (09/03/2018)
The Big Data of Data Center Idea is now working under the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society. Data Analytics is the responsibility of the National Statistical Office and other organizations, while Data Base, Standard Hardware and Software, including Safety Cloud Services, are the responsibility of the Electronic Government Agency (Public Organization) (EGA). These will serve government data centers throughout the country. (09/03/2018)
The Ministry of Labor has held an event to mark International Women's Day, highlighting the power of Thai women in the age of the digital economy at Miracle Grand Convention Hotel in Bangkok. Presently, the role of Thai women has increased significantly. The ministry will continue working to ensure equal protection and a discrimination-free environment for women, as equality between men and women is the key to sustainable national development. (09/03/2018)
Mr. Somkid Jatusripitak, the Deputy Prime Minister, has urged the Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT) to find solutions to the congestion problem at Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, and Phuket airports. In the short term, the problem must be initially improved in 3-4 months; meanwhile, in the long term, Suvarnabhumi Airport (Phase 2) is planned to be completely finished by 2021. In addition, a new airport construction project in Chiang Mai has been started, responding to the growth of tourism in the North. (09/03/2018)
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a government committee has proposed establishing a network for fishing operators across 22 coastal provinces. Its infrastructure would support local fishers, foster a labor network, and play a role in conflict resolution. Amendments to the Labor Relations Act and State Enterprise Labor Relations Act, to include foreign workers, are being drafted by the committee. (09/03/2018)
The SME Board has approved a 1.219 billion baht budget for the support of SMEs in line with government policy and the Thailand 4.0 agenda. The policies include a focus on technological innovation and fostering startups, while also strengthening existing SMEs. SMEs are expected to generate no less than 3.76 billion baht in revenue this year, with each business expected to increase its sales by over 20 percent. (09/03/2018)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed that Thailand and Malaysia have started a dialogue on strengthening their border cooperation after the Joint Thailand-Malaysia Land Boundary Committee (LBC) met in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. The major cooperation plans include two MOUs on (1) construction and maintenance of fences along the border at Ban Dan Nok Border Crossing Station in Songkhla, and (2) recognition of land surveys and demarcation along the Kolok River in Narathiwat. (09/03/2018)
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will organize the 14th "World Muay Thai Wai Kru" in Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya province on 16-17 March 2018. The event aims to promote the long tradition of Thai boxing. It features boxing competitions between Thai and international boxers worldwide, along with shops selling goods from many famous Thai boxing camps, so visitors can buy Thai boxing products, such as boxing equipment, boxing trousers, and other souvenirs, and they can sign up for courses in Thai boxing. (08/03/2018)
The Ministry of Interior is moving forward to develop human resources for Thailand 4.0 in the 21st century. Every organization in both the government and private sector is expected to practice five core ideals with their personnel. They are sufficiency, discipline, honesty, volunteering, and responsible behavior. All of these concepts link to sustainable good deeds of Thai Niyom. Moreover, these ideas will be added into many courses, including courses on the core values of working. (08/03/2018)
The good diplomatic relations between Thailand and the Islamic Republic of Iran have existed for more than 63 years. On 6-10 March 2018, the Ministry of Public Health is signing an MoU on cooperation in health in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. The cooperation involves Health System Development, Health Insurance, Medical Supplies, and Biomaterial. (08/03/2018)
The Royal Thai Government plans to develop Samut Sakhon province to be the regional seafood hub, as it has great potential for growth in the regions farming and seafood industries. Samut Sakhon is also home to fruit and vegetables that are ready for geographical indication (GI) certification. Therefore, Samut Sakhon has the potential to develop GI-certified OTOP products. (08/03/2018)
Phophaya municipality, Suphan Buri, has joined hands with the public and private sectors to improve tourist attractions along the river in Phophaya, such as Kaohong Old Market and Siprachan Old Market, and plans to connect them to the eco-tourism theme of the Tha-Chin River. The project aims to boost its tourism and sustainably preserve the environment. (08/03/2018)
Colonel Athisit Chainuwat, Assistant Government Spokesperson, revealed that the Thai Cabinet is now launching approaches to enhance the tourism zone development in the four western coastal provinces (Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Phetchaburi, and Prachuap Khiri Khan). The development will be focusing on tourist resources such as society, culture, environment, human resources, and quality of services in order to develop the area into an international destination for health, to enhance its competitiveness, and to increase the number of high-end tourists visiting the area. The major development approaches include the renovation of Hua Hin airport and the development and promotion of golf courses for tourism, for example. (08/03/2018)
The Ministry of Culture has propelled government policy by bringing out the cultural features of each province and the unique identity in those areas to create increased value and generate income for local communities. It will proceed to develop cultural tourism connectivity, which comprises historic cities, ancient sites, and temples in the lower central region, including Phetchaburi, Lop Buri, Suphan Buri, and Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya. It will also strive to integrate the work of ministries and agencies to develop cultural tourism in the region and make it known internationally. (08/03/2018)
The public has been advised to take pets for a rabies vaccination at their nearby veterinarian. The announcement came after the deadly disease was reported to be spreading in several parts of the country. Three people have died, while more than 200 domestic animals have been infected with the disease since January. (07/03/2018)

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