Vol. II No .28 Saturday 12 July - 18 July 2003
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200 red minibus drivers protest air conditioned buses will take their customers

Paralyze public transportation, cause traffic chaos for a day

Red minibus drivers from the Lanna Transport Cooperative protested against the launching of the air-conditioned bus service, saying the new service will take away their customers.

The protestors displayed banners and placards, stopped traffic at Thapae Gate, and then moved to city hall demanding cessation of the air-conditioned bus route. The protestors blocked roads and paralyzed public transportation from noon until late afternoon on Friday, July 4, causing traffic chaos in Chiang Mai.

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NEWS

Buddhist Lent begins next week

Central Airport Plaza Chiang Mai receives Royal Opening

Lecture on mental problems to be broadcast on radio



FEATURES
SPORT

American Community Celebrates the 4th Of July

On July 4, 1776, America claimed its independence, formalized with the signing of the Declaration of Independence from England and a democracy was born. 227 years later, this day is still celebrated by Americans around the globe.

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Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai tribes compete for Akha Football Cup

Over 70 Akha people from Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces participated in the Akha Football Cup for Motherland at the Ban Kuew field on Huay Kaew Road July 5-6.

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BUSINESS
TRAVEL & TOURISM
ASEAN Grid project gets green light

Prutichai Chonglertvanichkul, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand’s (EGAT) assistant director for system planning and transmission recently announced that Thailand is ready to go ahead with the development of the ASEAN Grid project.

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Hot and Spicy time in Isan Summer Night

General manager, Ole Nielsen and the Sofitel staff welcomed many special hotel guests to an evening of Isan (Northeastern Region Thailand) fun. These VIPs enjoyed a special local atmosphere including traditional food, music and entertainment.

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