In Thailand English-language News for September 20, 2017, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about:
00:38 | Thais continue to visit the Grand Palace to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, while volunteers continue to produce artificial flowers in preparation for the royal funeral.
02:25 | The construction of royal crematorium replicas across the country are more than 50 per cent complete, with most expected to be finished by October 10.
03:39 | The cabinet has given the green light to six strategies aimed at moving the country forward, with the development of Bangkok as a world class modern city topping the list. In addition, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged ministers to review their allocations, ensuring that they spend their budget judiciously.
07:45 | Newsline takes a look at the upcoming ‘Digital Thailand Big Bang 2017’ exhibition.
18:22 | Orchestras of all four military branches have held rehearsals ahead of the 100th Flag Day anniversary on September 28th to commemorate the late King Maha Vajiravudh’s (Rama VI) decision to commission the design of the current Thai flag.
19:03 | Government Public Relations Department (PRD) deputy director-general, Charoon Chaisorn, has instructed staff on the importance of adhering to the Constitution, with a special focus on the rights and duties of Thai citizens during times of national reform.
20:03 | Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) executive director, Prasertsuk Chamornmarn, has highlighted the organisation’s role in obtaining Carbon Offset and Carbon Neutral badges for Thai businesses, leading to the trade of 27,848 tons of carbon credit valued at Bt40 billion, and the issuance of Carbon Footprint badges for 427 products which have contributed in reducing 110,977 tons of carbon dioxide. To date 35 organisations have been certified under the programme Mr Prasertsuk said.
21:13 | Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade (TCCBT) chairman, Kalin Sarasin, has expressed confidence that the government’s Bt300 billion (about US$462.118) per year investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) over the next five years will contribute another 1 to 1.5 per cent GDP growth per year. Up to 40 per cent of Japanese Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok (JCCB) member companies have indicated an interest in investing in the project will
22:23 | Thailand has so far garnered the fourth position in the 9th Asean Para Games being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with 15 golds, 22 silvers, and 24 bronzes.
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