Vol. II No. 19 Saturday 10 May - 16 May 2003
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Northern Meteorological Center says oppressive heat will continue

Warns of possible cyclone activity mid-month

The Northern Meteorological Center predicts the hot weather will continue until at least another week or two, and has issued a warning to beware of heavy downpours, flash flooding and cyclonic activity in mid-May.

This week, the expected minimum temperature is 14-23 C with maximums of 32-36 degrees Celsius in Chiang Mai. However, the Northern Meteorological Center predicts maximum temperatures could reach as high as 40-43 degrees Celsius in some areas, especially in Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Nan, Uttaradit, Tak, and Phetchabun provinces.

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Salween Dam protests continue

Royal Ploughing Ceremony held on May 8


Some enchanted evening, but bring your own chair - it was a sold out affair! 

Much to the delight of the organizers and members of the Chiang Mai Choral Society, the concert last Saturday at Gong Dee Studio was a huge success. In fact, there were so many people interested in seeing, and hearing, the latest program, that Gong Dee was literally running out of chairs, and quite a number of guests had to enjoy the show whilst standing.

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Samakkhee Wittayakhom School in Chiang Rai wins two golds in Youth Summer Sports

Youth Summer Sports organized by the Department of Student Affairs of Rajabhat Institute, Chiang Mai has come to an end. The Youth Summer Sports was aimed at encouraging students, especially under 17 years old, to spend leisure times with sports and exercise and more than 1,000 young sportsmen from various schools in Chiang Mai and neighboring provinces participated in this program.

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Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce looks to Mekong region

The new president of the Chiangmai Chamber of Commerce, Jumphol Chutima, said in his recent inaugural speech that the chamber would focus on boosting trade and communications networks in the Mekong sub-region and called on the government to create communications routes linking Chiang Mai with Chiang Rai, Myanmar, Laos and China.

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Government promoting Chiang Mai as the region’s tourism hub

Deputy Minister of Transport Pichet Sathirachawal on May 2 chaired a meeting to follow up the progress of promoting Chiang Mai as the region’s tourism hub. 

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