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  • BUSINESS

    BOI’s Incentives in the EEC

    Published on 28/02/2017

    » <b>Chachoengsao, Chonburi and Rayong Provinces</b> have been designated for the development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), a pilot project for the economic development of Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard. Over the past 30 years, these three provinces have been developed to support the fast growing industries. It was the “eras of industrial revolution”. In 1987, Map Ta Phut industrial estate was established and it was the beginning of the development of Thai heavy industry, such as petrochemical, auto and electronics industries. These eras are also called Thailand 3.0. Today, Thailand is ready to move forward to the era of Thailand 4.0.

  • TRAVEL

    A down-south diamond

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 05/05/2016

    » Warm sunset colours with endless green mountains and yellow lights from the street highlight Betong during twilight. This southernmost city is the most famous tourist destination in Yala, one of three provinces in the Deep South where the unrest started more than a decade ago.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The fruits of collaboration

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 11/09/2014

    » Thailand's three southernmost provinces, Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, are often regarded in a negative light thanks to ongoing unrest. But they are home to many great cultures, travel destinations and high-quality agricultural products.

  • BUSINESS

    Giving wings to the elusive aerotropolis

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 29/08/2018

    » John D Kasarda is the director of the Center of Air Commerce at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School, president and chief executive of Aerotropolis Business Concepts LLC, president of the Aerotropolis Institute of China and editor-in-chief of Logistics, an international scholarly journal. He has also published more than 100 articles and 10 books on airport cities, aviation infrastructure, urban economic development and competitiveness.

  • BUSINESS

    At home in Asean

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/02/2018

    » The first thing that impressed me about Hideaki Iwasaki, country director for the Thailand Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), was his fluent English. I assumed it was the result of his educational background.

  • NEWS

    Locals brace for brutal floods

    News, Published on 07/08/2018

    » As people in Phetchaburi brace for devastating floods tonight at around 10pm, after a massive volume of water was released from a major dam to the Phetchaburi River, residents were using sandbags and even cement to wall off the front of their homes and businesses Monday so as not to be inundated.

  • BUSINESS

    TAT bets on allure of the North

    Business, Chadamas Chinmaneevong, Published on 26/01/2015

    » Nan, Lampang and Phetchabun — three growing tourist destinations — will spearhead efforts to boost tourism in the North and generate over 100 billion baht revenue this year.

  • OPINION

    Very slow learners

    News, Postbag, Published on 09/09/2017

    » In his Sept 8 letter Songdej Praditsmanon writes that student Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal "was already condemned by fair-minded individuals and cursed by many alumni" but what he doesn't explain is why. To some of us simple minded non-Chula graduates it appears that Mr Netiwit has clearly understood the message from King Rama V given in 1873 when he expressed "the necessity of rebuilding a more equal relationship between different groups in society". What isn't apparent is that the administrators running the university have understood this message and taken steps to advance these opinions.

  • NEWS

    Storms damage over 900 houses in Northeast

    Published on 27/04/2016

    » More than 900 houses were damaged, and a 3-million-baht home destroyed, by violent summer thunderstorms that pounded three northeastern provinces late on Tuesday, knocking down large billboards and power poles and causing blackouts.

  • NEWS

    Army grounds aircraft in stormy south

    Published on 22/12/2014

    » The southern army grounded its helicopters and other aircraft for three days on Monday as Monsoon storms continue to batter the area.

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