Thailand prepares to assume APEC Chair 2022 World

Thailand prepares to assume APEC Chair 2022

Thailand has hosted the first Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Focus Group (AFG) meeting as the country prepares to assume the APEC Chair in 2022, the Bangkok Post reported on July 22.
Thailand faces water shortage due to shorter rainy season ASEAN

Thailand faces water shortage due to shorter rainy season

The Hydro-Informatics Institute (HII) under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation of Thailand, which analyses water-related data, is warning of a water shortage as it expects this year's rainy season to be shorter than usual.
Thailand eyes green agriculture World

Thailand eyes green agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture of Thailand is preparing to move 13 herbs and spices local farmers use as green pesticides into a lower toxicity classification in a bid to promote green agriculture.
Thailand plans to recover agriculture World

Thailand plans to recover agriculture

Thailand is set to launch an agricultural rehabilitation scheme worth 310 billion baht (about 10 billion USD) in June to help 2 million people who lost jobs and returned to their hometowns.
Thai central bank lowers economic outlook World

Thai central bank lowers economic outlook

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has reduced its economic outlook to a contraction of 8.1 percent this year, deeper than the 1997 financial crisis, but kept the policy rate on hold at 0.5 percent, according to local media.
Thailand signs U-Tapao airport city deal World

Thailand signs U-Tapao airport city deal

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on June 19 presided over a contract signing between the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and BBS Joint Venture to develop U-Tapao International Airport and the Eastern Airport City Project.
Thai Health Minister volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine test World

Thai Health Minister volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine test

Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has volunteered to be the first person to be injected with an experimental Thai-made COVID-19 vaccine, according to Thai Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob.
Thailand to set up cyber police bureau World

Thailand to set up cyber police bureau

Thailand will establish a cyber police unit to counter high-tech crimes, with more than 1,700 "cyber police officers" to be stationed across the country to handle computer-related offences, Bangkok Post reported on June 12.