Vol. II No. 38 - Saturday September 20 - September 26, 2003
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Chiang Mai Province inundated

Flashfloods damage homes and farms while Chiang Mai city mops up

The floodwaters from last week’s torrential downpour are retreating, while thousands of people and businesses all over the province get out the mops and begin to count their losses. Farmers have been amongst the hardest hit, with thousands of rai of planted land submerged and livestock swept away by flashfloods.

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NEWS

EGAT sale electrifies protests



FEATURES
SPORT

Zonta’s ‘Dance with an Angel’ Gala a great financial success

Despite the torrential rain the annual Zonta Gala was again very well attended. This was the 3rd year that Chiang Mai Zontians had organized a gala dance to raise funds for poor underprivileged women and families living in Chiang Mai and the surrounding areas.

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GIS defeats CMIS in volleyball despite heavy rain

Last week’s heavy rain let up on Friday September 12 just long enough for Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) Boys Volleyball A-Team to play Grace International School (GIS) on the CMIS campus. Home-team support was strong, with dozens of students and parents showing up to cheer on one of the first boys’ games of the season.

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BUSINESS
TRAVEL & TOURISM
Thailand to join ASEAN+3 in setting up rice reserve system

Thailand will join other member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and three major East Asian countries, China, Japan, and South Korea, in setting up a regional rice reserve system for food security reasons. China, Japan and South Korea have joined the 10-nation ASEAN grouping in key regional meetings to discuss significant issues.

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Thai Airways International presents 5-year plan to staff

THAI’s Commercial Department ran a two-day seminar for staff to explain policy and work plans for the coming year. Part of this hinged around the government policy on pushing Chiang Mai to become the Northern Aviation Hub.

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