Thailand to ban personal car use to reduce air pollution World

Thailand to ban personal car use to reduce air pollution

The Thai government is considering whether to impose a ban on personal car use in affected areas to cope with high levels of hazardous ultra-fine PM2.5 dust particles in the air if levels exceed 100 microgrammes per cubic metre, twice the safety level.
Thailand announces measures against smog World

Thailand announces measures against smog

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on January 21 announced four urgent measures to deal with the hazardous ultra-fine dust levels in the air in the capital.
Thailand speeds up construction of reservoirs World

Thailand speeds up construction of reservoirs

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) is speeding up the building of 421 Kaem Ling projects -- water reservoir projects initiated by His Majesty King Rama IX -- as water catchment areas over 1.2 million rai.
Thailand temporarily limits cargo trucks World

Thailand temporarily limits cargo trucks

Thai Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Varawut Silpa-archa said on January 16 that all cargo trucks will be temporarily allowed to ply Bangkok streets only on every two days in order to reduce the volume of the city's airborne dust.
RoK wants India to join RCEP World

RoK wants India to join RCEP

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Indonesia Kim Chang-beom on January 14 affirmed that RoK wants India to be a member of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Thailand to fine vehicles with black smoke World

Thailand to fine vehicles with black smoke

The Thai Ministry of Transport warned on January 13 that authorities will impose hefty fines on vehicles with exhaust emissions that exceed safe limits as an effort to reduce pollution caused by the PM 2.5.
ASEAN Chairmanship: For a cohesive and responsive ASEAN Politics

ASEAN Chairmanship: For a cohesive and responsive ASEAN

Advancing ASEAN’s contribution to maintaining regional peace, security and stability has been identified as one of five key priorities for Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2020, wrote Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh in an article. Below is a translation of the article.
CLMV senior economic officials meet in Hanoi Business

CLMV senior economic officials meet in Hanoi

Senior economic officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) gathered in Hanoi on January 12 for their 18th meeting hosted by the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).