In Thailand English-language News for June 12, 2017, Newsline presenter Surapan Laotharanarit tells us about:
00:41 | The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has staged the first of weekly concerts in front of the Dusit Palace, Bangkok to honour the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej who died last October 13 after a reign of 70 years. The free open-air concert will be held every Saturday between 7-9.30pm and also involve other agencies’ orchestras such as the Royal Thai Army (RTA), and the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF). urgency.
01:42 | Thailand deputy prime minister for legal affairs, Dr Wissanu Krea-ngam, said the termination of the entire Election Commission (EC) will not delay the next Thailand general election, expected to be held sometime in the first half of 2018.
02:43 | Secretary genera of the Ministry of Agricultural and Cooperatives, Teerapat Prayurasiddhi, has congratulated the Federation of Savings and Credit Cooperatives of Thailand Limited (FSCT) on adopting the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej’s sufficiency economy policy. The remarks came during the FSCT annual meeting at which Mr Prayurasiddhi presented the SCT with a plaque recognising its work promoting personal savings and developing Thai cooperatives.
03:54 | Thailand Minister of Finance, Apisak Tantivorawong, has reported that excise taxes and customs duties collected in the first eight months of this fiscal year were below the ministry’s target. While not disclosing the size of the shortfall, Mr Tantivorawong blamed the lower-than-expected revenue on declining world oil prices.
05:11 | The Public Warehouse Organization (PWO) and 13 other organisations have not yet agreed with the proposed criteria to buy oil palms due to concerns over substandard palm oil entering the supply chain.
07:22 | Deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of the Digital Economy and Society, Group Captain Somsak Khaosuwan, has confirmed that internet access will be extended to more than 20,000 villages before the end of the year.
08:26 | The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has denied that there is any plan to hike registration prices on vehicles more than seven years old.
11:51: | The Department of Skill Development (DSD) has teamed up with South Korean electronics company Samsung to develop the ‘Samsung Career Discovery’ web application to provide and insight into more than 30 occupations related to industrial technicians for would-be vocational studies students.
13:22 | The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) has showcased scientific studies on the environment by primary and secondary school students at a conference in Bangkok.
14:39 | The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is removing unwanted plants from the Chao Phraya River.
15:41 | The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has warned residents in the north and the northeast to beware of flash floods from tomorrow through Friday as water flow from the east and the west side of the Chao Phraya Dam will be increased to compensate for heavy rainfall over the past couple of weeks, while water flowing from the Chao Phraya Dam will be reduced.
17:19 | The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) will spend more than Bt80 billion (about US$2.349 bil) to improve flood and water shortage prevention projects in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). Somkiat Prachamwong, RID deputy director-general, said efficient floodgates and water pumping systems will be constructed this year.
18:55 | NBT World takes a look at the Koh Kong Special Economic Zone (KKSEZ) on the Cambodia – Thailand border established by Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen to help stop Cambodians from seeking work illegally in neighbouring countries.
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