Vol. II No. 31 - Saturday August 2 - August 8, 2003
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“Last minute” motorists inundate Transportation Office

Many wait until last week to apply for permanent driving licenses

Chiang Mai Provincial Land Transportation Office last week was inundated with hordes of people demanding permanent driving licenses before the new driving license regulations went into effect. Beginning in August, drivers can no longer receive lifetime licenses.

A Chiang Mai Provincial Land Transportation officer informed Chiangmai Mail that more than 800 people came into the office last week alone to apply for a permanent driving license.

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NEWS

Beware of floods and landslides

Railway improvements on the Chiang Mai-Lamphun route will be finalized in 8 months



FEATURES
SPORT

BMW dealer in Chiang Mai ready for APEC meeting

It is official now: Chiang Mai has its own official BMW dealership for the North. This was celebrated with a huge party at the new dealership center V.V.P., located on the Superhighway, Chiangmai-Lampang Rd, Faham District.

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Aspiring cheerleaders learn how to cheer, chant, kick and jump

As part of the To Be Number One project, a nationwide cheerleader contest is planned to encourage teenagers to exercise and get away from drugs.

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BUSINESS
TRAVEL & TOURISM
BAAC cuts lending rates for farmers

The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) said it would cut its lending rates for local farmers, as well as farmers organizations and agricultural institutes by 0.50%, taking effect as of the 1st of August.

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SWISS passengers support SOS-Children’s’ Villages

By means of coins and miles, SWISS clients are making a contribution to the SOS-Children’s Villages around the world. “Your small change can make a big change” is the motto of the campaign which SWISS is conducting on board its flights. The most recent project in Italy has now been implemented thanks to the generous contributions by clients.

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