Road Safety and Responsibility in Thailand

Thailand has an upscale task in road safety. Last year, as quoted from official statistics for motorbike and two-wheeler casualties, more than 11,000 motorbike drivers or passengers fatalities annually. Official statistics suggest such incidents account for 70% of the country’s road fatalities. Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra conducts a high-level meeting with the respective agencies […]

Boosting China-ASEAN ties through Thailand

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was invited to attend the opening ceremony of the tenth China-ASEAN Expo and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday called on Thailand to continue play a positive role in boosting China-ASEAN ties. He met with Yingluck in Nanning, the capital of south China’s Guangxi […]

The Transport Infrastructure of the Future

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra outlined a major plan to develop the country’s railway system as she led her cabinet ministers on a train trip to Nakhon Pathom province on August 9, 2013. The Cabinet members accompanying her on the trip were Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong, Transport Minister Chadchat Sittipunt and Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan. […]

Ayutthaya: Water Transport System Needs Upgrading

Cargo ship operators proposed that the Government consider using Ayutthaya as an extension of the seaport where customs procedures could be conducted and goods transported via the Pasak river to container yards. The effective utilization of water way and upgrading systems may further increase economical outcomes. More on this story at CNN iReport  

Colombia Foreign Minister meets Thai PM Yingluck

On July 12, 2013, María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar, Foreign Minister, Republic of Colombia paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Ivory Room of Government House. This visit of the Colombian Foreign Minister was to strengthen bilateral relations between Thailand and Colombia, as well as to expand trade and […]

Mozambique Minister praising Thailand’s Steady Growth Economy

Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is scheduled to pay a historic visit to Mozambique in late July 2013, as she will be the first Thai leader to make an official trip to the Southeast African nation since both nations established their diplomatic relations in 1989. Yingluck’s tentatively-scheduled trip to Mozambique was announced on Friday, when […]

BTS: Someone Broke his Promise

BTS: Someone Broke his Promise Despite the promises of a certain candidate during the last Bangkok Governor Election, the fares will be raised on the BTS skytrain’s core 23.5-kilometer routes with effect on June 1. Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra last week confirmed that BTSC, the skytrain operator, had the right to increase fares on the BTS electric […]

Pongsapat: Better Sanitation, A Better Bangkok

Governor candidate, Pongsapat Pongcharoen wasted no time after drawing his election number 9, which is considered by many as a good sign. On Tuesday, he promised to work towards the upgrading of public sanitation in the city. Pongsapat had promised to cater to the concerns of Bangkokians and tourists on the neglected matter of the […]

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Smells like Bangkok Cronyism

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) established Krungthep Thanakom Co to oversee its business operations. But it was reported on January 16  that the Department of Special Investigation has proceeded with charging the scandalous extension of the contract which needed the prior approval of the interior minister. The unauthorized extension is seen by many as an illegitimate […]