In Thailand English-language News for October 10, 2017, Newsline presenter Surapan Laotharanarit tells us about:
00:48 | The Public Relations Department (PRD) has confirmed that preparations by all agencies involved in the royal cremation are 98-99 per cent complete, particular security and telecommunications arrangements. Meanwhile, related agencies will organise a religious ceremony marking the one-year anniversary of the King’s death on October 13.
03:06 | Construction of royal crematorium replicas across the country are in the final stages of being prepared ahead of the royal cremation.
04:36 | The Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) has held a training session for trainers of volunteer security and traffic wardens during the royal funeral. The program will see 20,000 volunteers trained between October 9th and 19th at four locations. During the ceremony the volunteers will be deployed in the vicinity of the royal crematorium and at funeral flower-laying stations.
05:44 | The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has received over 13,000 blooming marigolds from the private sector, to decorate Sanam Luang and its vicinity, as well as other prominent sites across Bangkok during the royal funeral.
06:33 | Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has said he is confident that Thailand can become Southeast Asia’s aviation hub after the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) removed its red flag for Thailand over safety concerns.
08:09 | Newsline discusses the effect of the lifting of the red flag from Thailand by the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) with Thailand Minister of Transport, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.
15:47 | Deputy prime minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has told political parties to remain patient and wait and see how the new law on political parties works before initiating any political activities.
17:01 | The Customs Department has invited representatives from the private sector to join a forum aimed at collecting ideas about the new Customs Act B.E. 2560 which will take effect on November 13. According to Kulit Sombatsiri, director-general of the Customs Department, the new law will streamline customs procedures and ensure proper law enforcement and compliance.
18:01| The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) is waiting for the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to approve a new law on the management of the palm oil industry and oil palm business. The draft law is currently with the Council of State and will possible be forwarded to the National legislative Assembly (NLA) within one year.
19:37 | The first batch of 77 Chinese engineers to work on Thailand’s high-speed train project have passed the Thai Council of Engineers’ (TCE) training and assessment test. The exam include questions on Thai laws, geology, and common natural disasters. A further 400 engineers are currently undergoing training in China.
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