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WORLD

G7 leaders to provide $50bn in loans for Ukraine

Kyodo News, Published on 14/06/2024

» FASANO - Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries agreed Thursday to provide at least US$50 billion in loans for Ukraine, using interest from Russian sovereign assets frozen since Moscow launched a full-scale invasion of its neighbour more than two years ago, senior US and Japanese officials said.

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GENERAL

Farmers brace for arrival of La Niña

Business, Phusadee Arunmas, Published on 04/06/2024

» The Commerce Ministry is monitoring the effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon shifting to La Niña, which may affect Thailand's inflation rate, particularly for food items, fresh vegetables and fruit because of their high sensitivity to water conditions.

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THAILAND

Disabled to benefit from birthday project

Onnucha Hutasingh, Published on 31/05/2024

» The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security has announced its project to celebrate the 72nd birthday of His Majesty the King.

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TRAVEL

Nature-inspired residential calm

Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 28/05/2024

» To escape the horrid heat of Bangkok, a quick weekend escape to Singapore is always welcome. In the Garden City, it rains long enough to keep the temperature cool and humidity modest, unlike here.

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THAILAND

Ways sought to assist in isles' growth

News, Supapong Chaolan, Published on 28/05/2024

» The government is looking to solve several problems, including water shortages and illegal businesses, that are hampering tourism in Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

THAILAND

Govt expedites waterway upgrades

News, Published on 27/05/2024

» The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is moving to expedite the waterways improvement project which it planned to honour His Majesty the King's sixth cycle anniversary, which falls on July 28, government spokeswoman Kenika Ounjit said yesterday.

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OPINION

Climate change poses health threat

Oped, Published on 17/05/2024

» It is widely believed that climate change is the single biggest threat to human health. A global temperature increase of 2C -- a threshold that will likely be exceeded by the end of the century -- could claim as many as one billion lives, with extreme weather events, heatwaves, droughts, flooding, infectious disease outbreaks, and food shortages among the causes of death. But the situation may, in fact, be far worse because the current forecasts fail to account for the inevitable increase in antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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OPINION

Time for Myanmar aid, trade rethink?

Oped, Published on 11/05/2024

» The Myanmar military's recent defeats in and around the border town of Myawaddy at the hands of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and pro-democracy resistance forces should serve as a wake-up call for Thailand.

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THAILAND

Anutin Pushes for Phuket Water Pipeline Project

Published on 10/05/2024

» The Ministry of Interior, led by Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, along with Deputy Minister Chada Thaised and Pornpoth Penpas, Director General of the Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA), conducted a site survey to monitor drought resolution efforts at the PWA Phuket Branch. The PWA was instructed to expedite the water pipeline project in Phuket to ensure water security for consumption in the tourist towns on the Andaman coast, focusing on the Bang Niao Dam Reservoir. Additionally, a low-pressure raw water pumping plant at Klong Je Ta, Sri Sunthon Subdistrict, Thalang District, Phuket Province, was built on 9 May 2024.

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THAILAND

10 projects chosen for King's birthday

News, Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 10/05/2024

» The government has selected 10 projects to celebrate the auspicious occasion of His Majesty the King's 72nd birthday, including allocating 72,000 rai of military land to the public.