Second fire at Samut Prakan landfill

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is mobilizing staff and equipment to extinguish a second fire at Samut Prakan landfill. Police Colonel Pichai Kriangwattanasiri, the Director of the Bangkok Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, said the fire was in the center of a landfill which is the same spot as before. Today at 11:00 a.m., Police […]

Rayong: Protection of biodiversity and tourism

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited the Map Ta Phut industrial estate in Rayong to inspect progress made toward solving industrial pollution. On Wednesday morning, the PM was in the briefing on Map Tha Put’s solution on industrial waste and chemical residue contamination at the office of Map Tha Phut Industrial Estate. She later met with […]

Oil Spill, Clean-up in Rayong

An oil spill has hit the Gulf of Thailand following a leakage at an offshore pipeline operated by Thailand’s PTT pcl’s subsidiary PTT Global Chemical (PGC). The 16-inch offshore crude oil pipeline began leaking at 0700 hours (local time) July 27 at a single-point mooring, about 12.4 miles (20 kilometers) southeast of Map Ta phut port […]

Urgent clean up of oil spill in Rayong

The Royal Thai Navy is participating in the intervention. Naval vessels joined efforts to stop hundreds of barrels of oil from a pipeline leak in the Gulf of Thailand reaching the kingdom’s beaches. Roughly 50,000 litres of crude oil spilled into the sea on Saturday about 20km off the coast of the eastern province of Rayong, […]

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 […]

Reforestation in Sa Kaeo province

The 12 Regiment of Army Rangers in Sa Kaeo province and people who live along the Thai-Cambodian border yesterday joined hands in planting 81,000 young trees in a reforestation project to honor Her Majesty the Queen. The reforestation was launched along the irrigation canal in Ban Mai Di Ngam Village in Aranyaprathet district, Sa Kaeo […]

Floods Warning but BMA is Sleeping on the Job

The National Disaster Warning Centre on Wednesday issued a warning for people in Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun to prepare for heavy rainfall, possible flash floods, forest runoff and mudslides from today to Saturday (June 15, 2013). There will also be strong wind-generated 2 to 3-metre-high waves in the upper part of the […]

Thailand calls Asia-Pacific nations to collaborate on future water crises

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra called on government leaders in the Asian-Pacific region to help contain critical floodings and water-related disasters which might possibly arise in the future. In a key-note speech delivered to the Second Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Thailand’s northern city Chiang Mai on Monday, Yingluck urged the government leaders in the Asian-Pacific […]

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 […]

2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Thailand

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra launched the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit event in Chiang Mai, Thailand. More news and pixs: Water Security Dependent on Leadership and Empowerment Water Security Summit in Chiang Mai      

Thailand’s Partnership with the US: Dr. Surapong and John Kerry

The remarks of US Secretary Kerry and Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul at the Treaty Room in Washington D.C. SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. It’s my great pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Surapong from Thailand here. Let me first congratulate him, congratulate His Majesty, the King of Thailand, who […]

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 […]

Bangkok’s Fire Safety Failure

The Bangkok Metropolitan Council (BMC) has urged the City Hall to recall nearly 100,000 fire extinguishers it has distributed to various households following reports of explosion of the device. Bangkok Metropolitan Councilor for Phasi Charoen area Sutha Nitiphanont said that last month residents in several districts have filed complaints against the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration for […]

ACMECS: Promoting Balanced Development in the Sub-Region

The Ayeyawady – Chao Phraya – Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) is a cooperation framework amongst Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to utilize member countries’ diverse strengths and to promote balanced development in the sub-region. The principle objective of setting a joint economic effort is to promote the roles of members to the […]

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. […]

Thailand’s Green Initiative: Cement

Cement is one of the most basic building materials used in construction today, from small buildings and stairwells to roads, bridges, runways and entire office complexes. Our modern infrastructure is simply unthinkable without cement. But the downside is that it’s also a major climate killer: it’s estimated that five percent of global CO2 emissions are […]

Bangkok Election: Urbanites are Worried about the Future

Sukhumbhand Paribatra‘s term as governor of Bangkok expires on January 10, 2013. He is well known for his erratic behavior, one of the most memorable was his promise to sue FIFA for a blunder that Democrat-friendly contractors did with the Futsal Stadium in the city. The rapid growth of Bangkok has a heavy price tag, […]