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Mr. Kriangkrai Jongcharoen, Assistant Deputy Permanent Secretary for the BMA, said that up to 6,500,000 food boxes and water will be provided at 119 food and drink points per day surrounding Sanam Luang, the nine replicas of the Royal Crematorium, sandalwood flower offering points, and temples. In Bangkok, 164 temples and schools in 35 districts, including the Thai-Japan Bangkok Youth Center on Din Daeng Road, are temporarily prepared for people to stay at during the Royal Cremation Ceremony. In addition, people can contact Bangkok Hotline 1555 for further information. (25/10/2017)
Today, Police Major General Jirasan Kaewsaeng-ek, Deputy Metropolitan Police Commissioner, informed the press that 27 roads around the Grand Palace and area adjacent to Sanam Luang are closed to all vehicles except official cars. Further road closures will begin at 05.00 hr on 26 October 2017. As there is a large number of people entering Sanam Luang, some screening points are temporarily closed for reasons of security and preparation and will be reopened soon. The Deputy Commissioner also recommended that mourners visit four replicas nearby (at the former office of the Government Lottery Office, Lan Khon Muang in front of Bangkok City Hall, Nakaraphirom Park, and the King Rama I Monument area) to place cremation flowers instead of gathering at Sanam Luang. (25/10/2017)
Please note that the useful telephone numbers for people attending the Royal Cremation Ceremony of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej are as follows; (1) General information regarding the Royal Cremation Ceremony: Please contact the Joint Operations Command Center at 1441 and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) at 1555, (2) Travel Advisories: Please contact the Tourist Police Bureau at 1155, (3) Emergency Medical Center: Please contact Bangkok Emergency Medical Service at hotline 1646 and 0 2622 9265, and (4) Press Release, Press Conference: Please contact Main Press Center at 0 2222 1470. (25/10/2017)
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The Government Public Relations Department, or PRD, is deploying 50 public relations volunteers to assist the members of the public who come to witness the Royal Processions along Sanam Luang ceremonial ground on 26 and 27 October 2017. They will recommend the practical guidelines for the public on showing respect to His Majesty the King and members of the Royal Family in an appropriate and coordinated manner. These PR volunteers will also provide the public with information regarding the significance of each procession, as well as the nearest medical or other facilities. (25/10/2017)
The Royal Cremation Ceremony will be broadcast via the following channels: (1) Web streaming through www.kingrama9.th, (2) Television Pool of Thailand, (3) Thai TV Global Network, Channel 5, and (4) NBT World. (25/10/2017)
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Fourteen royal families and eighteen distinguished representatives from all over the world will attend the Royal Cremation for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 26 October 2017. (Updated on 22 October 2017.) (22/10/2017)
Copies of the media guide, produced by the Committee on Public Relations for the Royal Cremation for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, will be provided at the Main Press Center (MPC), Thammasat University. Correspondents may come to pick up a copy and use it as the basic information concerning the Royal Cremation Ceremony. This media guide is also available for downloading at http://kingrama9.th/EN. (22/10/2017)
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the full-dress rehearsal of the Royal Cremation procession for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Sanam Luang ceremonial ground on 21 October 2017. The three-hour-long rehearsal covered three processions of honor for the transfer of the Royal Urn from Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall to the Royal Crematorium at Sanam Luang. (21/10/2017)
Today (20 October 2017), Volunteers for Dad, in cooperation with the Territorial Defense Command, has delivered more than one million sandalwood flowers as final tributes to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the Royal Cremation Day, at Sri Burapha Auditorium, Thammasat University. (20/10/2017)
On 19 October 2017, the Joint Command Center for the Royal Cremation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej is organizing a press briefing on the construction of the Royal Crematorium and supplementary structures, as well as procedures and rules for officials and volunteer working during the ceremonies. The event takes place at the Main Auditorium, Thammasat University, Tha Phra Chan. (19/10/2017)
The Sheikhul Islam Office, in cooperation with the Central Islamic Council of Thailand, invites Thai Muslims to participate in a ceremony to pay tribute to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The event will take place at the National Administration Center for Islamic Affairs in Nong Chok, Bangkok, on 22 October 2017 at 13.30 - 15.30 hr. (18/10/2017)
The Prime Minister has assured the public that the Government is accelerating measures to rehabilitate flood-affected people, and actualizing a long-term plan to solve water problems. The Government will urgently find appropriate remedies which require long term solutions, and place importance on all groups in all areas. (18/10/2017)
On 18 October 2017 at 17.00 hr, His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun will preside over the ceremony of placing the Nine-Tiered Great White Umbrella of State at the top of the Royal Crematorium within Sanam Luang ceremonial ground. The Television Pool of Thailand will start the live broadcast at 16.50 hr. Certain roads around Sanam Luang would be closed to traffic from 14.00 hr onwards. (18/10/2017)
Officially opened for operations today, the Main Press Center (MPC) at Thammasat Universitys Main Auditorium is now the central source for information, photographs, and program feeds for broadcasting, in regard to the Royal Cremation Ceremony for King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The press center will also serve as a working area for a total of 1,687 accredited Thai and foreign media members. For the live telecasts, 136 cameras, 19 OB trucks and 19 satellite vans will be deployed, along with 11 Thai narrators and two English narrators, according to Minister to the Prime Ministers Office, Mr. Omsin Chivapruck. (17/10/2017)
The Main Press Center for the Royal Cremation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be open tomorrow, 16 October 2017, at 13.00 hr at the main auditorium of Thammasat University. After the opening ceremony, a press briefing will be held. Also, a media guide will be given to all attending the event. (15/10/2017)
The Department of Industrial Works has reported a rise in business permit applications and requests for expansion, amid greater investment activity by foreign and domestic firms in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). The first nine months of the year saw 133 factories begin operations, adding 21.5 billion baht's worth of commercial activities. Popular sectors, by value, include electronics at nine billion baht, motor vehicles at six billion, and food processing at five billion. (13/10/2017)
His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has given his royal permission to have a portrait of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej placed in front of the Grand Palace. Mourners can now pay their respects or lay garlands before the portrait from 8 a.m. every day, except 15, 21, and 22 October when the royal funeral procession rehearsals take place. (13/10/2017)
Mr. Arun Mishra, Regional Director of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Asia and Pacific (APAC) Office,congratulated Thailand on the lifting of the Red Flag by ICAO, which reflects the Thai governments commitment and relentless effort in addressing national aviation problems. (10/10/2017)
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) recently disclosed that the U.N. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) removed a red flag against Thailand over safety concerns on 6 October 2017, following a recent ICAO field audit of the CAAT and subsequent evaluation in ICAOs Montreal head office.Thai Airways shares then jumped as much as 8.7 per cent, while Bangkok Airways rose as much as 4.3 per cent on 9 October 2017. (10/10/2017)
The Ministry of Transport will provide special transport services for free to help ease traffic congestion around the Grand Palace during the royal cremation ceremony from 25 October until 29 October 2017. The BTS Skytrain on the Silom Line and Sukhumvit Line will waive the fare on 26 October 2017 from 6 a.m. until midnight, 12 a.m. The Skytrain rides on the On Nut - Samrong and Wongwian Yai - Bang Wa routes will also be provided free of charge on 25 October and 27 October. A single-ride ticket can be issued for free at ticket vending machines during the specified period. Meanwhile, the MRT Purple Line will be free on 25-27 October from 5:30 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. Services on the MRT Blue Line will be provided free of charge only on 26 October. Services on both the Purple and Blue Lines will be extended on 26 October until 2:00 a.m. The Airport Rail Link (ARL) will waive the fares on 25-27 October, with trains running every 10 minutes. Services on 26 October will be extended until 2:00 a.m. (10/10/2017)

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