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On 11 August 2016, the Public Relations Department organizes a concert to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty the Queens 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary. The concert features young artists from schools and universities in Bangkok including the Royal Thai Army School of Music, Satriwithaya School, Bansomdej Chaopraya Rajabhat University, and Rattana Bundit University. (11/08/2016)
The Ministry of Industry has announced that Thailand-based Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) will benefit from the expansion of an existing auto tariff-free zone to ASEAN member countries in 2018. According to global market research, Thailand is a regional production and export hub for the worlds top automakers, including Japans Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi, Isuzu, and Nissan, as well as U.S.-based General Motors (primarily Chevrolet), and Ford. (11/08/2016)
Various activities will be organized to mark the occasion of Her Majesty the Queens 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary. On 12 August 2016 at 7:29 p.m., the candle lighting ceremony to pay tribute to Her Majesty will be held at the Sanam Luang ceremonial site. On 17 August 2016 at 8:30 a.m., the Government will hold religious ceremonies to be performed by five major religions, namely Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Brahmanism-Hinduism, and Sikhism, at the Thailand Cultural Center. Also, people have been encouraged to wear blue shirts, the color of Friday, the birthday of Her Majesty, and to display on their premises the blue flag bearing the royal ceremonial emblem. (10/08/2016)
The Thailand Post has prepared a special commemorative stamp to mark Her Majesty the Queens 84th birthday anniversary. The special stamp comes in a seven-sided shape. The writing on the stamp of Her Majesty the Queen is in embossed letters, printed over silver foil, the same as the stamp with His Majesty the Kings image but using 22 karat gold leaf. The stamps will be made available to the public on Mothers Day, 12 August, at the price of 100 baht each. The stamps are sold as a packaged set at 117 baht. (10/08/2016)
The Ministry of Transport has announced that Thailand and Japan have signed a memorandum on cooperation for a high-speed rail project in Thailand. The two countries are going to start work on a basic plan next year, in which the railway will connect Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Furthermore, the two sides agreed to implement transportation and railway projects in Thailands Southern Economic Corridor. (10/08/2016)
The Ministry of Finance is considering setting up duty-free shopping centers in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) of border areas, to promote border economies. The study into the possibility of opening duty-free shopping centers is expected to be completed within this year. The SEZ in Nong Khai province is poised to become the first SEZ to have a duty-free shopping center, which will be established near the first Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge. (09/08/2016)
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) office in Ayutthaya province will launch a tourism caravan named Tour the Old Town, Learn Historical Tales on the occasion of Mother's Day. The tour will start on 12 August 2016 from Bangkok at Siam Niramit Theater, and will be visiting historical and religious attractions in Ayutthaya province. For more information, please contact the Ayutthaya TAT Office at the number 0 3524 6076-7. (09/08/2016)
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has launched the 84 Perspectives of Thailand campaign in order to give foreign creative writers and photographers a chance to enjoy an intimate understanding of the different regions of Thailand and the sheer diversity of culture and heritage. And by giving them a look at projects initiated by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, they are able to better understand some of Thailands grassroots communities and the important work carried out by the Royal Family to boost the welfare of the Thai people. (07/08/2016)
The Election Commission has launched an activity called Big Day in six provinces, namely Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Songkhla, Pattani, and Chonburi, to promote the constitutional referendum to be held on 7 August 2016. The EC Chairman, Mr. Supachai Somcharoen, confirmed the readiness of all units concerned in more than 90,000 polling stations, which will be staffed by EC and security officials. (05/08/2016)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs organizes the ASEAN Day 2016 celebration during 4-5 and 8 August 2016 at Vithes Samosorn, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ASEAN Day 2016 aims to increase awareness of the ASEAN Community among general public as ASEAN has officially become a Community at the beginning of this year. It is also considered a kick-start event celebrating the entry into the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN in 2016. (04/08/2016)
The Ministry of Culture will be holding a variety of activities through the month of August to highlight the royal works and artistic excellence of Her Majesty the Queen. A major activity will be the search for eight individuals seen in photographs with Her Majesty. In addition, there will be a concert and musical play at the Thailand Cultural Center on August 11, an exhibition on traditional palace dress at Bangkok National Museum, and other activities. Citizens can find out about all the happenings by calling the ministry's hotline at 1765. (04/08/2016)
M.L. Panadda Diskul, the Minister to the Prime Ministers Office, encourages the general public to display on their premises the royal ceremonial emblem flag and to wear the blue shirt marking the Auspicious Occasion of Her Majesty the Queens 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 12th August 2016. (04/08/2016)
The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology announced that according to the new ministry named The Ministry of Digital Economy for Society which will be effectiveness on the upcoming October. The ministry is getting ready for preparation of the manpower in order to drive an urgent agenda to promote digital economy in accordance with the government policy. (04/08/2016)
The Election Commission (EC) encourages Thai citizens to come out and exercise their rights in the August 7th constitutional referendum. The Election Commissioner said that the EC is now 95 percent ready to hold the referendum. People can find out the locations of polling stations across the country via the mobile application Dao Nua, as well as details on the draft constitution through another application, Chalat Ru Prachamati. (03/08/2016)
The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security organized an event to celebrate Thai Women's Day on 1 August 2016. This year's celebration was held to honor Her Majesty the Queen's 84th birthday anniversary on 12 August. The annual Thai Women's Day event was also held to promote the capabilities and value of Thai women, who are an important force in developing communities and the country. (02/08/2016)
The Election Commission (EC) has launched a referendum campaign in the southern province of Yala, encouraging the local people to go to the polls on August 7th. Officials and volunteers will double their efforts in helping people understand the draft constitution, the upcoming public referendum, and the additional question attached to the referendum. Moreover, referendum campaigns have been launched in every province in order to increase voter participation. (02/08/2016)
Maj. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd, Government Spokesperson, has advised the general public to study the draft constitution thoroughly before voting in the referendum to be held on 7 August 2016. He said this referendum is a vital opportunity for the Thai people to express their opinions and determine the fate of the country. (02/08/2016)
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports is going to invite Chinese media and news agencies such as CCTV, Xin Hua News Agency, Peoples Daily to discuss on the anti-Chinese tourists sentiment in social media. The discussion will be cleared up a "misunderstanding" that Thais don't like Chinese tourists because of their inappropriate manners. (02/08/2016)
The Government Public Relations Department (PRD), in cooperation with the Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques (SUPPORT) of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand, will organize a concert to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Sirikits seventh-cycle, or 84th, birthday anniversary. The 85 national artists, comprising international music artists,country music artists, and contemporary music artists,will join in the significant event. Apart from the concert, there will be an exhibition to celebrate Her Majesty the Queens birthday which aims to promote and support the integration of vocations, leading to the creation of folk arts and crafts in line with Her Majestys projects. The event is scheduled for 4 August 2016 from 16.00 hours, in the auditorium building, PRD, Bangkok. (01/08/2016)
The Cabinet has agreed to the construction of additional segments of the Red Line suburban railway system, with the bidding process expected to take place this August. The Light Red Line will be constructed on the Bang Sue - Phaya Thai - Makkasan - Hua Mak segment, totaling 25.9 kilometers. The Light Red Line and the Dark Red Line, which are both part of the Red Line suburban railway project, will greatly help alleviate traffic congestion in Bangkok. The two lines will be composed of elevated, ground-level, and underground tracks. (29/07/2016)

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