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The private sector of Phuket, together with the Memory at On On Hotel and Napas Art Gallery, is holding an exhibition showcasing His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadejs royal portraits at the Memory at On On Hotel, Phuket province, until 28 February 2017. (05/02/2017)
The Fine Arts Department is preparing to hold a ceremony to erect the central pillar of the Royal Crematorium to be used in the Royal Funeral Ceremony of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. It has been given the auspicious date and time to hold the ceremony, which is February 27 at 10:01 a.m., and is to be chaired by the Prime Minister. (04/02/2017)
The Bureau of the Royal Household revealed that the number of mourners paying respects to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace has reached almost four million people since October last year. They also donated over 300 million baht as a tribute to the late King. Moreover, Thai people nationwide still continue to visit the Grand Palace to pay their respects to the late King. (04/02/2017)
The Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health, revealed a plan to extend its physical health campaign for children to over a thousand schools throughout the country. The project, named Chopa and Chipa Games, will deal with the issue of obese, underweight, and unhealthy children by developing innovative exercises for children, placing importance on childrens enjoyment with the program. (03/02/2017)
Thailand and the United States will co-host the annual, multilateral Exercise Cobra Gold in various areas in Thailand on 14-24 February 2017. The exercise will improve the capabilities of participating nations to plan and conduct combined, joint operations; build relationships across the region; and improve interoperability across a wide range of security activities. There will be up to 29 nations either directly participating in or observing the event. (03/02/2017)
To facilitate the mourners traveling to Sanam Luang, a Security Joint Operations Command for the Areas Surrounding the Grand Palace Center will delete five shuttle bus routes that overlap with one another. The deleted routes are Ekkamai to Sanam Luang, Central Salaya to Sanam Luang, Bangna intersection to Sanam Luang, Airport Rail Link to Sanam Luang, and Muang Thong Thani to Sanam Luang. Moreover, waste in the area will decrease from 100 tons to 22 tons per day, and the center has a target of only 10 tons per day. (03/02/2017)
The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is coordinating with the Ministry of Culture to manage the Sanam Luang area. It will divide the whole area into two parts. The first part is for the establishment of the royal funeral pyre, which is a square layout. The structure will be 60 meters in width, 60 meters in length, and 50.49 meters in height. The second part will be reserved for the Royal Ploughing ceremony in May. (03/02/2017)
BOI will host Industry connectivity in Opportunity Thailand Festival by organizing activities with matching businesses of aircraft, medical equipment, automation, and robot which will create the cooperation of material part purchasing, technology transferring, and innovation. This event will be launched on 15 February 2017. It is divided into 3 groups. There are aircraft industry, automation and robot industry, and medical equipment industry. The general public who would like to join the event, please contact BOI Unit for Industrial Linkage Development. (03/02/2017)
Ministry of Health will organize Healthy City, Thai Lifestyle festival at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem. The objective is to create confidence standard for Thai health services to both domestic and international target, which effects to the expanding of Thai traditional medicine wisdom for Thailand economy. Moreover, it is one of the channels to transfer Thai traditional medicine knowledge to the public. So people are invited to join and offer free health check-up. This event will run from 6-26 February 2017 at 10.00-19.00 hr. (03/02/2017)
The Metropolitan Police Bureau will be utilizing traffic law photo-monitoring devices at various locations for the purpose of detecting traffic law violations. Photos of speeding vehicles, of their license numbers, and of the drivers who have violated traffic regulations will be used as evidence to prosecute the wrongdoers. A traffic ticket will be mailed to the driver's address, detailing ways they can pay the fine. (03/02/2017)
Nakhon Si Thammarat Provincial Public Health Office warns the public to beware the leptospirosis disease. Anyone who has a high fever that does not go down is strongly advised to see a doctor. To control the diseases caused by the recent floods, they are going door to door, screening for sick persons, especially people who suffer from leptospirosis. So far, 37 leptospirosis patients have been found, but there are no deaths yet. (03/02/2017)
National Inventors Day is 2 February of each year, and His Majesty the late King Bhumibol had been presented with the title "Father of Thai Invention" years ago to encourage Thai people to follow in his footsteps. The day is also intended to urge young people to create social capital in terms of inventions and to promote cooperation among inventors.The late King became the world's first monarch to apply for, and be granted, a patent for his own invention. (02/02/2017)
The Cabinet approved a 9,000 million baht budget for moving electrical wiring to the underground in several areas; Pathum Wan, Phaya Thai, Chitralada, Rama III Road, and Chong Nonsi. The conduits will be settled in tunnels to make the change be more orderly. (01/02/2017)
The Cabinet approved plans for the development of 76 provinces and 18 groups of provinces for the years 2018-2021. The 63.6 billion baht budget, which was increased from 25 billion baht, would be spent on rural development in accordance with the country's 20-year strategies and the 12th National Economic and Social Development Plan. (01/02/2017)
To pay respect to the late King Bhumibol, the Ministry of Culture has revealed the progress of the compilation of music from the general public and various organizations. The collection of more than 200 songs has been divided into four genres: country folk songs (phleng luk thung), Thai classical songs (phleng luk krung), folk songs, and modern Thai folk songs. Meanwhile, the ministry, in cooperation with the Songwriters Association of Thailand, will request copyright permission from the Government, the private sector, and composers so that this valuable material can be recorded and released to the public later. (31/01/2017)
Kasetsart University has organized its annual agricultural fair at the university's Chakrabandhu Pensiri Hall from 10.00 to 22.00 hr daily from now until 4 February 2017. The event this year is held with the concept to honor His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's royal works related to the field of agriculture. The fair also features various kind of farming products at special prices for visitors. (31/01/2017)
The Department of Livestock Development has advised the public to purchase fresh poultry only from reputable Thai producers, after the discovery of the H5N1 virus in poultry in the United States, Europe, Japan, South Korea, and China. As the virus has not been detected in Thailand since 2006, demand for poultry from Thailand has increased from countries where the virus has been discovered. (31/01/2017)
The Ministry of Public Health will revamp its health insurance and medical check-up regulations for foreign workers. Areas to be improved include the range of services, reimbursement and the foreign labor management fund. Provincial health offices in the provinces with Special Economic Zones have been ordered to survey their foreign labor populations. cr. http://thainews.prd.go.th (30/01/2017)
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports will organize tourism road shows in foreign countries, encompassing the United States, China, the United Kingdom, France, and Iran. The Tourism and Sports Minister revealed that the number of foreign tourists has increased steadily, especially tourists from China. Therefore, there is an expectation that income tourism will reach 2.7 trillion baht in 2017. (30/01/2017)
Government Spokesman Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd disclosed that the flooding situation in the southern region had improved in seven provinces, namely Ranong, Krabi, Trang, Chumphon, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Yala, and Narathiwat. He also stated that the Command Center for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has worked with provinces and is proceeding with damage assessment, rehabilitation, and assistance in terms of labor, agriculture, livestock, fisheries, and industry, such as providing legal and tax benefits, and making sure that basic infrastructure and facilities, such as roads, electricity, plumbing, schools, and hospitals, are maintained in good condition. (30/01/2017)
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