Thailand, European Union to resume FTA talks World

Thailand, European Union to resume FTA talks

Thailand’s Commerce Ministry has said it is ready to revise long-delayed free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with the European Union (EU) and has scheduled public hearings nationwide before proceeding with proposals of the talks for cabinet approval by November.
ASEAN continues to promote trade facilitation ASEAN

ASEAN continues to promote trade facilitation

The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) was satisfied with negotiations over ASEAN trade facilitation procedures, in which all members agreed to form and implement guidelines on non-tariff measures, said the Thai Ministry of Commerce.
Thailand upgrades largest coal-fired power plant World

Thailand upgrades largest coal-fired power plant

The state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) started public hearings with stakeholders and local communities on July 13 so as to resume operations of two existing units of Mae Moh coal-fired power plant in Lampang province. ​
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IPU 132 adopts Hanoi Declaration

The 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132), which took place in Hanoi from March 28 to April 1, has adopted the Hanoi Declaration on The Sustainable Development Goals: Turning Words into Action.

The following is the full text of the declaration:

“We, parliamentarians from 133 countries and 23 international and regional parliamentary organizations, gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam, reviewed the emerging sustainable development goals and considered our role in attaining them.