Thai beach declared disaster area after oil spill World

Thai beach declared disaster area after oil spill

Mae Ramphueng beach in Thailand's Rayong province was declared a disaster area late last month as oil leaking from an underwater pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand continued to wash ashore and blacken the sand.
Thailand pins high hope on Pacific-Indian Oceans bridge project World

Thailand pins high hope on Pacific-Indian Oceans bridge project

The proposed land bridge megaproject, which will connect Chumphon on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand to Ranong on the Andaman Sea, will become a major transit port, with a capacity rivalling Hong Kong, according to Thailand's Transport Ministry.
Myanmar to join ASEAN-US maritime drills World

Myanmar to join ASEAN-US maritime drills

Myanmar and other ASEAN countries will join maritime drills with the US in the Gulf of Thailand next week, although there are US sanctions against a number of high-raking officials of the Myanmar army.
China requested to withdraw all ships from Vietnam’s EEZ Politics

China requested to withdraw all ships from Vietnam’s EEZ

Vietnam has demanded China to immediately stop violations, withdraw all vessels from Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and not have actions to increase tensions, complicate the situation, and threaten peace, stability and security in the East Sea and the region, the Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang has said.
Fishing banned in Gulf of Thailand World

Fishing banned in Gulf of Thailand

The Thai government has banned fishing in part of the Gulf of Thailand from June to September, to allow marine species to recover their numbers.
Thailand cleans up river in no-litter campaign ASEAN

Thailand cleans up river in no-litter campaign

The Pollution Control Department (PCD) of Thailand is raising public awareness on keeping rivers clean with a boating campaign cleaning up waste on Chao Phraya River through 10 provinces.
Thailand considers Kra Canal project World

Thailand considers Kra Canal project

The Thai government is reviewing the feasibility of the Kra Canal project which will connect the Gulf of Thailand to Andaman Sea across southern Thailand, creating a strategic sea route.