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UdonThani International Airport has completed its renovation of the passenger terminal, which will increase its capacity to 1,200 passengers per hour. This renovated terminal will respond to the rising amount of passengers when the ASEAN Economic Community is formed at the end of this year. (22/09/2015)
World experts, researchers, students from leading universities and institutes, and international entrepreneurs will attend the 2015 annual meeting of the International Commission on Glass (ICG), the first of its kind in ASEAN, organized by Department of Science Service (DSS), Ministry of Science and Technology, on 20-23 September 2015 at Centara Grand, Central World, Bangkok. In this meeting, participants will have an opportunity to network and to exchange knowledge and academic matter, which will lead to innovations in the glass industry. (18/09/2015)
At the conclusion of the 25th Meeting of the International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the members Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand agreed to expand the use of rubber in each country to 10 percent of their yield, increasing from 5 percent in the former year. Increased domestic use will reduce the dependence on the export market and will give the rubber farmers more market channels. (18/09/2015)
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has issued new regulations for the length of commercials or advertisements on television programming in order to protect consumers. On digital television, advertisements cannot exceed 12 minutes of one-hour programming, while on cable and satellite TV, advertisements cannot exceed six minutes per hour. The restricted commercial period will come into effect in October. (16/09/2015)
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha will attend the United NationsGeneral Assembly in New York from 23 September to 1 October to addressThailand's sustainable development plan for the next 15 years, which focusesThailand's sustainable development plan for the next 15 years, which focusesThailand's sustainable development plan for the next 15 years, which focuseson the governmental efforts in lessening gaps in society, managing waterresources and promoting women's roles. Moreover, the Prime Minister will alsodiscuss Sufficiency Economy and explain the current situation in Thailand. (16/09/2015)
The Thailand Productivity Institute, under the Ministry of Industry, will organize Knowledge Sharing on Improving Productivity & Sustainability through KM, or PF+KM 58. This program aims to integrate more knowledge about improving productivity activities and knowledge management for the future, and it includes sharing participants experiences of good examples of organization. This activity will be on 23-24 October 2015 at Bangkok Cha-Da Hotel and Prachinburi province. (15/09/2015)
The 10th Bangkok Music Forum, which includes musical theatre and the person behind some of Thailands most famous musical theatre songs, Sarawut Lertpanyanuch, will be organized by the Arts Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, on Saturday, 24 October 2015 at 16.00-18.30 hr in the auditorium, 5th floor. It is free of charge for members of the public. (15/09/2015)
Their Majesties the King and Queen have sent a congratulatory message to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her becoming the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. His Majestys message also expresses the hope that the long-standing amicable ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries and peoples will flourish and be further strengthened. (10/09/2015)
The Government has approved stimulus measures to boost small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It will begin by providing a 100 billion baht fund for SMEs in making loans to SMEs at a maximum interest rate of 4 percent. The Government also offers a cut in the income tax rate from 15 to 10 percent for SMEs with net profits of less than 3 billion baht, for two accounting periods. (10/09/2015)
The Government is launching three measures to improve the living conditions of low-income earners and to stimulate investments in the provinces nationwide. The measures include allocating a budget of 60,000 million baht to provide credit to the Village and Urban Community Fund. Also, a budget of 5 million baht will be used in each subdistrict to support its infrastructure development in accordance with His Majesty the Kings Sufficiency Economy philosophy. In addition, the Government wants government agencies and state enterprises to accelerate work on their action and expenditure plans, especially those with projects worth up to one million baht. (10/09/2015)
The Ministry of Commerce is organizing the Thrilled with GI Products, Enchanted with Community Identities fair. Thailands registered geographical indication (GI) goods and other famous local products can all be found at Phadung Krung Kasem Canal Market beside Government House on 1-27 September 2015. Visitors also have a chance to learn about business from popular business experts and compete for many prizes and rewards. (08/09/2015)
The Ministry of Culture will organize a Thai contemporary art show, Thailand Eye, during the months of November-December 2015, at the Saatchi Gallery in London. It is a chance for curators, artists, gallery owners, educators, and the general public to eye top contemporary art works representing established and emerging artists from Thailand. The works were originally shown to celebrate the Auspicious Occasion of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorns 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary on 2 April 2015. (08/09/2015)
The Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) has issued a new education policy, which requires that schools provide a curriculum that promotes academic achievements as well as vocational and life skills. The new policy, with shorter school hours, is expected to be implemented in the second school term, which starts in November. (01/09/2015)
The new anti-corruption legislation, which has been in effect since 9 July 2015, increases the maximum penalty to capital punishment for convicted Thai government officials, and officials of foreign states or international organizations in serious cases of bribery and corruption. The Prime Minister has also given assurance that his government will remain free of corruption. (01/09/2015)
Bangkok Metro Public Company Limited(BMCL) affirmed the construction of the Bang Sue-Bang Yai purple electric train route, 23 kilometersin length with 16 stations, to be ready as planned. All 21 electric rail cars will be delivered to Thailand in January 2016 and will be tested for three months before providing free service for the public. It is expected to be officially opened in August 2016 (01/09/2015)
The community market fair on the concept Thais help Thais, Thai people can smile was organized by the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Commerce from December 2014 to June 2015. More than 2,012 vendors throughout the country joined in this measure to stimulate the economy. The total number of the people who took part in this fair was about 13,076,448, with sales amounting to 2,606,684,958 baht. (28/08/2015)
The BACC Exhibition Department, supported by Asia Plus Group Holdings Public Company Limited and SCG Foundation, have organized a retrospective exhibition, "Abstract: The Truth of Art" by Ithipol Thangchalok, 18 August - 22 November 2015. Almost 100 pieces of his art works will be displayed at the Main Gallery, 8th floor, BACC, from 18 August to 22 November 2015. (27/08/2015)
The Ministry of Public Health has issued six measures for those injured and affected by the recent incident at Ratchaprasong. Firstly, relatives of the affected people can have access to all information at the website www.moph.go.th. Meanwhile, the Ministry has opened a 24-hour phone line, 02-590-1994, for those who want to check the names of affected people. The Ministry will also facilitate the shipment of the victims remains back to their homeland. Medical treatment for those injured will be provided without exception. All hospitals under the Ministry have confirmed they will fully take care of those injured. Furthermore, the Ministry will assist in coordinating with other related agencies regarding the compensation. (21/08/2015)
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has set up public relations centers at four hospitals King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Police General Hospital, Klang Hospital, and Hua Chiew Hospital to provide assistance and information to victims of the Ratchaprasong incident. (20/08/2015)
The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has raised airport safety levels to level 3 for its 28 airports across the country to assure safety for passengers and those visiting the airport, following the explosion in the heart of Bangkok last night. (19/08/2015)

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