Upstream and Downstream of Thai Energy

Price controls are the focus of Yingluck Shinawatra’s Government measures drawn up in light of slowing global growth, which has led to a decline in domestic consumption and investment. The Prime Minister wanted a constructive long-term solution to address product prices from “upstream to downstream”. These moves would strike a balance for sellers and buyers, at […]

Development in the Province of Nakhon Nayok

Yingluck Shinawatra and her delegation visited Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam, Muang, Nakhon Nayok, which is a royal project aimed to alleviate flood in the area around Nakhon Nayok River basin, and to be a drainage basin for agricultural and consumption purposes. The Prime Minister inspected the construction site for landscape improvement of the Dam, […]

Thailand: toxic waste contamination during rainy season

The Ministry of Public Health has warned the public about the dangers of toxic waste during the rainy season as poor garbage management could lead to contamination in natural water sources. According to Public Health Minister Dr. Pradit Sinthawanarong, discarded electrical appliances and electronics are categorically the type of garbage that poses great risks to […]

Bilateral Meeting between Asian Development Bank and Thai Gov’t

Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, met with Takehiko Nakao who is the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for bilateral discussion on sustainable socio-economic developments in Thailand and within the Asia-Pacific region. According to ADB, approximately 1.7 billion people in the region are poor and unable to access essential goods, services, assets and opportunities […]

BMA neglects Health Care in Bangkok

Health care for the poor has been neglected in the city by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) who is responsible for the residents and the people living, working in all sectors. The BMA is empowered by its own funding and authority to ensure that everyone in the city-province have access to their basic rights. But […]

UN Deputy Secretary-General Speech in Bangkok

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks to the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, delivered in Bangkok, 29 April 2013: It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you for the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission […]

Extended Rice MoU with Bangladesh

Thailand’s Commerce Ministry had signed an amended Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Bangladesh, extending an agreement on sales of Thai rice. The existing MoU requires Bangladesh to import up to one million tonnes of parboiled rice from Thailand from last year to this year. The change will extend the deadline to import the rice […]

Protecting Thailand’s National Icon: The Elephant

Poaching for international trade has escalated dramatically in recent years and is now the greatest threat to many of WWF’s and TRAFFIC’s flagship species. Poaching for the illegal ivory trade is having a devastating impact on wild elephants, particularly in Central Africa where many populations are plummeting towards local extinction; tens of thousand of elephants are […]

Green Thailand: Save Energy and Promote Energy Efficiency

The Consumer Protection Network of Thailand accused the Government of having a hidden agenda. Yes we are at this stage again when groups that claim to represent Thai interest are loosely throwing accusation. According to sources, the consumer group believes that Yingluck’s Government intends to resurrect a plan to build a nuclear power plant in Thailand. […]