Vol. I No. 4  Saturday 16 November - 22 November 2002
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Royal Project Foundation brings light to remote villages

Hill tribe farmers get electricity for the first time

Thanks to the Royal Project Foundation, as of November 6 the remote villages of Pha Morn and Nong Lom in Tambon Chorm Thong, Chiang Mai now have electricity for the first time.

HRH Prince Bhisadej Rajanee, director of the Royal Project Foundation, presided over the opening ceremony to supply the hill tribe farmers and their families with electric power.

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NEWS

It’s time to make your new krathongs

Engineers to dredge Ping River to ease flooding

Land Transport open for services on Saturday


FEATURES
SPORT
Hill Tribe Children: Empowered and Impressive

The Hill Tribe peoples, numbering just over one million out of Thailand’s population of 62 million (as of 1999), have long been marginalized, cultivating the opium poppy as the only means of survival in an alien - and often hostile - environment. Inevitably, the onslaught of materialism engulfed them with a disastrous outcome for the Hill Tribe children, presenting an image of impoverishment, drug abuse, and in many cases, innocent victims of HIV/AIDS.

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Thousands participate in Chiang Mai’s annual Terry Fox Run

Thousands of benevolent athletes participated in this year’s Chiang Mai version of the annual Terry Fox Run on November 2 at the 700th Anniversary Chiang Mai Sports Complex.

The Terry Fox Run is a marathon inspired by Terry Fox, an 18-year-old Canadian man who was diagnosed with osteoginic sarcoma, or bone cancer, and had his right leg amputated six inches above the knee.

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BUSINESS
SOCIALS
Economy not on path to deflation, says BOT chief

Bank of Thailand’s Governor M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula has reiterated the country’s economy is not on the path to deflation, which contradicts a recent report by the Economic and Social Development Board which said the country was experiencing deflation.

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HRH Princess Ubolratana was warmly welcomed by the hotel executives of the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Chiang Mai on the occasion of Her presiding over the opening of the Ubolratana Rajakanya Building in Suan Prung Hospital.

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