Thailand speeds up smart airport project World

Thailand speeds up smart airport project

The Thai Transport Ministry is planning to use a facial recognition system in five upcountry airports as part of its ambitious "smart airport" project to reduce overcrowding, increase safety and boost tourism.
Thailand warns of water shortage in some localities World

Thailand warns of water shortage in some localities

Thailand’s Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) on October 22 urged people in some localities to brace up for water shortage that could last for eight months as the dry season is expected to begin on November 1.
Thailand: Mekong water level drops World

Thailand: Mekong water level drops

The water level of the Mekong river in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand’s northeastern province bordering Laos, is dropping by 10-20 cm a day, according to local media.
Thai PM lays stress on defence spending World

Thai PM lays stress on defence spending

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has stressed that the Defence Ministry must reserve a budget of 70-80 billion THB (2.3-2.6 billion USD) for buying munitions and vehicles for defensive purposes.
Thailand looks to become digital innovation hub in ASEAN World

Thailand looks to become digital innovation hub in ASEAN

The Digital Council of Thailand (DCT) is working with the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) to turn the country into a digital innovation hub in ASEAN through development of data centres and artificial intelligence (AI) capability.
Singapore, Australia begin talks on digital economy pact World

Singapore, Australia begin talks on digital economy pact

Singapore and Australia have recently started negotiations on a digital economy pact, announced Singaporean Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing and Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham on October 14.
Cities in Mekong lower reaches boost tourism cooperation Travel

Cities in Mekong lower reaches boost tourism cooperation

A delegation of Vietnam led by Director of Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tourism Bui Ta Hoang Vu attended a conference on tourism development of five cities of Mekong countries, which took place in Vientiane capital city of Laos on October 14.