In Thailand English-language News for October 30, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about:
00:43 | King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has transferred the ashes of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej from the Temple of the Emerald Buddha to two royal monasteries for enshrinement. Newsline takes a look at the ceremony.
03:41 | Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has thanked all parties involved in the royal funeral ceremony. The Sanam Luang ceremony ground will be opened to the public from November 2 to 30.
05:27 | Thais across Thailand have taken part in tribute activities in remembrance of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Each province nationwide has organised their own merit making ceremonies as part of the tribute activities.
06:24 | Thais nationwide continue to lay garlands in front of a painting of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Sanam Luang.
07:37 | Newsline takes a look at the photography skills of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej starting from when he got his first camera.
14:03 | Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged farmers to adopt the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s land and water management theory and other useful methods, including agricultural zoning, the mix-and-match farming method, large-scale farming, and chemical-free farming to improve their yields.
Additionally, he also encouraged relevant agencies to assist local farmers in their endeavors, particularly on cost reduction, productivity, and adding-value to their crops.
15:41 | The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Centre (DPMC) of the Royal Thai Army (RTA) has sent 31 companies to assist flood-affected people in 22 provinces in the central, northern, and northeastern regions. Meanwhile the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has defended its water management throughout the raining season and says the government has a plan to rehabilitate inundated areas.
16:53 | Chayapol Thitisak, director-general of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), has reported that 17 provinces remain flooded. Pumping machines and thrusters have been installed to push water back into main waterways. People who need emergency assistance can call the department’s hotline on 1784 twenty-four hours a day.
17:58 | Fourth Army Commander, Lieutenant General Piyawat Nakwanich, recently held a meeting of related agencies in Southern Thailand to discuss plans for the southern rainy season, particularly preparedness for assisting people affected by flood.
19:10 | Newsline takes a look at preparations by Pang Tong 2 project, also known as Pang Ung, in Mae Hong Son Province’s for the peak tourism season between December and January.
20:48 | Thailand and Bhutan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to improve religious tourism and human resource development in hospitality skills. Newsline reports on the details.
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