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  • OPINION

    A tech deal that delivers

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/12/2015

    » The world's slowest negotiations have finally concluded with the signing of a deal to eliminate most trade tariffs on technology hardware. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) last week reached an agreement with 53 countries, and among the signatories is Thailand. The deal affects an estimated US$1.3 trillion in annual trade in a substantial variety of IT products. It will spur trade and development of technology in many areas, from home and office to futurist research laboratories.

  • OPINION

    Pie in the sky?

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/06/2018

    » Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, and the Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) are aiming high. By 2021, three major airports, namely Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang and U-Tapao will have a collective capacity to handle up to 200 million passengers a year.

  • OPINION

    Going full steam ahead

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/08/2017

    » The unexpected approval of a report assessing the environmental and health impacts of a coal-fired power plant in Songkhla's Thepha district by state environmental experts on Aug 17 signifies the state's determination to get on with the controversial project.

  • OPINION

    A traffic nightmare

    News, Editorial, Published on 19/09/2016

    » With almost clockwork reliability, another plea has been made for a resolution to Bangkok's enigmatic traffic problems.

  • OPINION

    Time to learn from mistakes

    News, Editorial, Published on 25/08/2016

    » Decades ago Bangkok residents -- Thais and expatriates alike -- complained and toiled as they spent one and a half to two hours travelling from home through the city's heavy traffic congestion to work each morning. They repeated this tortuous ritual again in the evening. Bangkok's horrendous traffic is the first thing that comes to mind when tourists are asked of their first impressions when visiting the Land of Smiles. For Bangkok residents, the daily traffic ritual to and from work has not changed. For many tourists, Bangkok's traffic is still at the top of their minds.

  • OPINION

    Gateway plan erodes trust

    News, Editorial, Published on 06/10/2015

    » The reason why the government has such a huge credibility problem over its plans to establish a one-gateway internet system is its refusal to come clean. From the moment the new internet plan became public, authorities have tried to spin the plan instead of portray it honestly. This is despite the fact that cabinet directives have made it clear it is a security proposal.

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