In Thailand English-language News for June 14, 2017, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about:
0:39 | Construction of the royal crematorium for the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej has reached 52 per cent.
01:59 | Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has said that the government attaches significance to the problem of terrorism and has been cooperating with other countries to prevent it. He insisted that anti-terrorism work is receiving major emphasis from the government and is high on the national agenda.
03:33 | The Cabinet has endorsed four assistance measures for rubber farmers who have been affected by the fall in rubber prices.
05:34 | Deputy government spokesperson, Lieutenant General Werachon Sukondhapatipak, has reported that the Cabinet has approved a draft decree aimed at incentivising SMEs and the digital economy. The cabinet also set minimum standards that private higher education institutions must comply with in order gain registration.
07:08 | The National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) on Tuesday approved a report that urges continued efforts to carry on various royal initiatives to help with the national reform process.
08:33 | People continue to arrive at government offices nationwide to answer the Prime Minister’s poll on the election and democracy.
11:43 | The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MNRE) has organised a public forum to receive feedback and elicit cooperation on the disposal of waste and dangerous substances. Permanent Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment, Wijarn Simachaya, said the government has made waste disposal a national agenda item.
12:42 |The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) is supporting local primary care facilities to provide transitional care to patients with stabilising conditions, in a bid to reduce overcrowding at major hospitals.
13:53 | Government Savings Bank (GSB) president & ceo Chatchai Payuhanaveechai, and Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) president, Kesara Manchusree, have signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to establish the second Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Private Equity Trust Fund (PETF) of Bt500 million (about US$14.754 mln) to assist social enterprises, high-potential start-ups, businesses that contribute to economic expansion, and SMEs that are members of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) with loans available of between Bt10-Bt100 million (US$295,000- $2.951 mln).
15:18 | NBT World takes a look at the R3A road and Mohan checkpoint in Yunan Province which connects China with Laos and Thailand and responsible for increased economic trade between China and the Asean region.
19:49 | Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong has chaired the inaugural ceremony to coincide with the opening of the first overseas branch of the Export Import Bank of Thailand (EXIM) in Yangon, Myanmar.
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