Vol. II No. 5 Saturday 1 February - 7 February 2003
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International agencies witness poppy eradication at Doi Sammuen area

More than 20 international officials led by the Northern Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) joined a field trip to the remote areas bordering Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son provinces to eradicate opium poppies.

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Get ready for Chinese New Year

Wat Rong Khun

“Only death can stop my dream, but cannot stop my project,” says Chalermchai Kositpipat, the creator of Wat Rong Khun whose intention is to create one of the most elegant temples in Chiang Rai, which he believes will give him “immortal life”.

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Thailand’s national hockey team gets ready for Asian Winter Games

Thailand’s national team hockey has been training in Chiang Mai for the Winter Asian Games in Japan. The 22 players in the national hockey team came to Kad Suan Kaew’s ice skating stadium for practice before joining in the 5th Winter Asian Games at Aomori, Japan which will be held during the period January 31 to February 8.

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EGAT may relocate power plants to Indonesia

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is looking into the possibility of selling some of its older power plants to Indonesia. EGAT Governor Stthiporn Ratanopas recently stated that some of its power plants can be dispensed with.

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HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana graciously visited and stayed at the Imperial Maeping Hotel in Chiang Mai during the Royal Family members’ visit to Chiang Mai. The Princess was welcomed with flower garlands by Khunying Wanna and Charoen Siriwattanapakdee, seated left.

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