Vol. II No. 13 Saturday 29 March - 4 April 2003
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Don Kaew is the most outstanding TAO

Textile Fair this weekend - but be quick!

Chiang Mai Waterworks ready to provide clean water for everyone during the Songkran water-throwing festival

Don Kaew is the most outstanding TAO

Don Kaew Tambon Administrative Organization (TAO) and its working staff received a shield of honor presented by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra for being the most outstanding TAO.

Thanphuying Sumalee Jatikawanich (center left), president of the Women’s Work Development Association Thailand, received the award from Thongkam Boonsoong (center right), chairman of the working committee for gender work and management.

The presentation ceremony was held recently at the Thai-Japanese Youth Center in Din -Daeng, Bangkok.

Don Kaew TAO uses a gender equality technique to encourage both male and female participation in its administration, and this strategy has proved to be excellent.


Textile Fair this weekend - but be quick!

Phitsanu Thepthong

The second “Kad Muan Khon Hug Pha” Textiles Fair, a marketplace for people who love clothes, will run from March 29 - April 1, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the Lan Mai Luang fairgrounds in the Arts and Cultural Center compound (opposite Ton Payom Market), at Chiang Mai University.

Organized by the Fai Gaem Mai Project under the supervision of the Institute for Science and Technology Research and Development (IST), the textile market is aimed at providing more opportunities for local producers to meet directly with the consumers and encourage natural and safe production.

The textile producers network in the North, such as from Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phrae, Nan, Phayao and Uttaradit provinces will deliver and display the quality of their products.

Organizers plan to make this a monthly textiles and products shopping event. For more information, contact 053 - 942 476 during office hours.


Chiang Mai Waterworks ready to provide clean water for everyone during the Songkran water-throwing festival

Supatatt Dangkrueng

Wanchai Phooparsert, Provincial Waterworks director, said during the opening ceremony of a recent youth camp that there is enough water for tourists and townspeople for the upcoming Songkran Festival. He also reiterated that the Waterworks Department is going to set up coin operated water-supply machines in many areas in town, similar to last year.

A Chiang Mai Waterworks tanker is ready for all water needs.

One coin will deliver approximately 80 liters from the water supply machine. Water from the Waterworks Department is as clean as water being used in the households. According to Wanchai, there is no threat to health using their water.

Wanchai also said that the hot and dry season has caused a water shortage in many areas. He will make certain that people will have sufficient water for household use and for irrigation.

Statistics from Chiang Mai Waterworks show that there is enough clean water to go around during the Songkran Festival, as only 210 cubic meters were used over the three-day celebration last year.



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