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The Department of Labor Protection and Welfare, Ministry of Labor, is ready to open the Internet petition service as a New Years gift through the website: www.labour.go.th. It will start to accept petitions and complaints on 1 January 2018. This process is faster, more convenient, and less expensive for employees, while they still receive protection of their rights as before. (27/12/2017)
Every second Saturday of January marks National Childrens Day in Thailand. In 2018 it falls on 13 January. Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha announced the motto for 2018 Childrens Day as Ability to Think, to Understand, and to Be Creative in Technology. The Government Public Relations Department will organize numerous activities to celebrate the event at its head offices at Soi Aree Samphan, Rama VI Road, Bangkok. (27/12/2017)
The Damrongdhama Center, Ministry of Interior, will launch a special one-stop service on its hotline 1567 around the clock from 29 December 2017 to 4 January 2018. Apart from informing staff about their afflictions and troubles, people will be able to ask for information about tourist attractions, routes, traffic areas, assistance in case of accidents, and so on. (27/12/2017)
The Ministry of Public Health plans to make Phitsanulok a healthy and herbal province, and to promote the use of Thai traditional medicine. The Public Health Minister led a team of officials to Phitsanulok, prior to the mobile cabinet meeting. The health officials followed up on the operations at Bang Krathum Hospital, which is one of the hospitals in Thailand with herbal development that has been certified by the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standard. In the year 2018, Phitsanulok officials also plan to increase the capacity of herbal medicine production. (27/12/2017)
The Ministry of Commerce disclosed that the Ministry has been preparing handbooks on how to use Geographical Indication (GI), in order to give information on GI to consumers. The handbooks could be a source of useful information, providing consumers with assurance and confidence that the products they are buying originate from a trustworthy manufacturer and have a promise of their quality. The GI products will contribute to the Thailand 4.0 policy, which should turn the country into a high-income economy by commercially using intellectual property. (27/12/2017)
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The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) will run an electric bus on five routes in Bangkok in June 2018 to assess its efficiency. A pilot project will see an electric bus from Edison Motors Co., Ltd., of South Korea take test runs in Bangkok and its vicinity. The single bus will alternate on five routes in and around the capital starting in June 2018 and will continue for a twelve-month period. The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand is to sponsor the project by providing free energy throughout the test, which will allow for the efficiency of the vehicle to be assessed. The information is required to inform plans for the introduction of electric vehicles for normal use in Thailand. (25/12/2017)
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has planned the Amazing Thailand Countdown 2018 campaign in five selected provinces: Lampang, Sakon Nakhon, Rayong, Kanchanaburi, and Phuket, with the theme being the Thai way of life and the happy participation of the community. The campaign will run from 31 December to 1 January, in the hope of spreading joy among people throughout Thailand and encouraging people to take more trips to spend time in all regions. Implementing the campaign in the five chosen provinces has been designed to highlight local culture and the national image, and will include an orchid orchard and parade in the middle of the city of Lampang, a joyful Isan-style ambience in Sakon Nakhon, a chill-out celebration by the sea in Rayong, magnificent lighting of the Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, and a modern-style countdown in the old town of Phuket. (25/12/2017)
The Ministry of Interior disclosed that the Government has launched Pracharat markets in each province of Thailand in order to stimulate local economies and to serve as new marketing channels, where small local business operators will be able to sell their products. The Pracharat market will take Talad Khlong Phadung Krungkasem as a model, with nine themes of markets, such as green market and OTOP market, depending on the different locations and identity of each locality. (25/12/2017)
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Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha has arrived in Phitsanulok to meet with residents and follow up on the implementation of ongoing economic development projects in the area. In addition, the premier plans to attend a strategic meeting on the development of the northern region with the private sector, related groups and governors of 17 northern provinces. The PM is also planning to travel to Sukhothai to meet with local leaders and visit the Sukhothai Historical Park and chair the official opening of a new Pracharat market. Tomorrow, Gen. Prayut will chair a Cabinet Retreat tomorrow at the Institute of Physical Education Sukhothai. (25/12/2017)
The Thai-Cambodian border economic zone in Sa Kaeo province is launching a campaign to increase border trade. Recently, public and private sector organizations in Sa Kaeo province attended a seminar to enhance relations with neighboring countries, which was also attended by the deputy governors of Banteay Meanchey and Battambang of Cambodia. Officials from both countries aim to cooperate in educating people on ways to reduce border trade barriers and develop the distribution channels of both countries. (21/12/2017)
The Department of Employment has organized a Job Fair at the Khum Phucome Hotel, Chiang Mai province, which provided information on around 3,600 available positions. In the event, visitors learned about job hunting opportunities, took skill tests, and learned various working skills, such as how to make coffee and salad rolls, or how to start a hair salon business. The department also provided online registration for those looking for jobs overseas, along with free consultation services for employers. (21/12/2017)
Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden in Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai province, will organize a Botanic Festival 2018: Colourful Garden from 23 December 2017 to 2 January 2018. Apart from beautiful flora, the event will also feature various activities such as a display of Rock to Cactus, canopy walks, banana avenue, Thai orchid exhibition, European countryside garden, Isan garden, scarecrow garden, and others. (19/12/2017)
The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop a "big data" system platform to support a Thai public health system. The GPO and FDA are new additions to an existing joint effort between the National Research Council of Thailand, Mahidol University, and the Association of Hospital Pharmacies, which are working to bolster the management of public health data. The Ministry of Public Health will also conduct research and development projects on public health, a medical tracking system, a public health data processing center, and a digital health care logistics system. (19/12/2017)
The Department of Community Development will organize OTOP City 2017 under the theme Gifts from Local Wisdom, Thai Precious Heritage on 17-25 December 2017 at the IMPACTArena, Exhibition and Convention Center, Muang Thong Thani. There are more than 20,000 products from 2,500 shops in this event. It is expected that more than 500,000 entrepreneurs and members of the public will visit. This will be the new channel market for OTOP entrepreneurs and the way for strong and sustainable OTOP root development. (18/12/2017)
The Thai government will support 4.0 SMEs 2018 by two measurements. First is theexpansion of 23 Industry transformation centers (ITC) throughout the country and the cooperation of top world businesses to provide more technology to SMEs. Second is addingmore mobile units for 1 million SMEs, which require credit from SMEs Development Banksuch as Transformation Loan Local Economy Loan and other micro-loans, with a budget of 70,000 million baht. (18/12/2017)
The National Science Museum Organization will host the exhibition Aging Society. It runs four months from March 2018 onwards at the National Science Museum Organization Square, fourth floor, Chamchuri Square Building, Bangkok. This exhibition will be of greatbenefit to all ages of member of the public. Moreover, this will help with preparations forpeoples retirement in the future. For more details, please contact tel. 0 2160 5356, or the website www.nsm.or.th, or Facebook NSMScienceSquare. (18/12/2017)
The Provincial Employment Office, Ministry of Labor, will host the Clear Queuing of Nationality Verification Regulation for Myanmar and Cambodia laborers. Some of them will be sent for health checks first, which will reduce waiting by nearly four hours. Moreover, they will provide more officers and queues in order to finish all the process of nationality verification by 31 March 2018. (18/12/2017)
The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) will organize the Asia Digital Expo 2018 on 25-27 January 2018 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok. The event aims to promote Thailand as the regional center of innovation and technology, as well as the stage for sharing knowledge, creativity, and experience at regional and international levels. Moreover, the event will show the potential of Thailands Digital Industry and encourage businesses to adopt new technology, as well as create business matching opportunities for SMEs and startups entrepreneurs. (17/12/2017)
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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched the Thailand 12 Hidden Gems...Plus 2018 campaign, introducing the concept of "Less Volume More Value" to promote quality tourism. The project will encourage tourists to move from major tourist cities to alternative destinations, by emphasizing the image of each city by using several kinds of media. In addition, TAT will organize the Thailand 12 Hidden GemsPlus 2018 Festival on 14-17 December 2017 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. (15/12/2017)
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports disclosed that the ministry, in cooperation with the Thai Chamber of Commerce and tourism agencies, will develop a community tourism database in an effort to boost the industry. Based on the database, the identity of each community will not be changed under any circumstances, so that tourists will have a chance to experience the unique lifestyle and culture of Thai communities. (15/12/2017)
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