Vol. II No. 16 Saturday 19 April - 25 April 2003
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When the streets turned into rivers

City shuts down for annual Songkran Festival

The entire city was nearly brought to a standstill once again during this year’s celebration of the Thai New Year. It was almost impossible to drive from one end of the city to the other, but that didn’t stop tens of thousands of wet and happy revelers from having the time of their lives during the annual Songkran celebration in Chiang Mai.

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NEWS

Road deaths mar Thailand’s New Year celebration



FEATURES
SPORT

Cars, motorcycles and audio on display at Chiang Mai Motor Show

The auto trade got together in Chiang Mai to present the Chiang Mai Motor Show at Central Airport Plaza at the same time as the Bangkok International Motor Show.

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Chevron Canstar wins PM Thaksin Shinawatra Ice Hockey trophy

Chevron Canstar won the Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra Trophy, top prize in the recent ice hockey tournament held at Bully Sky Ice on the 5th floor of Kad Suan Kaew.

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BUSINESS
TRAVEL & TOURISM
Central bank to introduce Enterprise Resource Development Planning system

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has set aside 280 million baht to improve its internal resources to make them more efficient. BOT’s assistant governor Soawanee Suwannacheep said the bank will introduce an Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) to develop its internal resources.

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SWISS modifies aircraft orders

In view of the currently unfavorable economic projections for 2003, Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) has revised its ongoing fleet renewal program. The company is reducing its firm orders for EMBRAER 170 and EMBRAER 195 aircraft from 60 to 30, with the first deliveries rescheduled to 2004. The number of option held on the new types is also being reduced, from 100 to 20 aircraft.

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