Vol. III No. 2 - Saturday January 10 - January 16, 2004
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HM Queen Sirikit arrives in Chiang Mai to Royal reception

HM the Queen to spend the winter months in the North

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit received a royal welcome from hundreds of Chiang Mai people gathered at the Wing 41 air grounds last Wednesday. HM Queen Sirikit will spend the winter months residing at the Phuping Winter Palace in Chiang Mai. (Photo by Chin Ratitamkul)

Hundreds of Chiang Mai people gathered at the Wing 41 air grounds last Wednesday evening to welcome Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, who arrived in the north to spend the winter months residing at the Phuping Winter Palace in Chiang Mai.

Led by Governor Suwat Tantipat, Chiang Mai provincial authorities, military officials, police and dignitaries, including international diplomats, gathered at the Wing 41 air grounds for the grand reception.

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Holiday road toll up, despite vaunted road safety measures


Chiang Mai’s New Year resolutions

Fat, fags and booze again

New Year in Chiang Mai was celebrated in many places - hotels, restaurants, on the streets, in the houses and principally at the 700 Year Anniversary Stadium where 40,000 people congregated to welcome in 2004.

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Teamwork sports for pre-teens on display at Channel Kids Sport Fun Fair

The kindergarten football project, called “Channel Kids Sport Fun Fair”, is a project between Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Park and Hotel Complex and the Chiang Mai Private Schools Association.

The project is aimed at helping children to learn by doing activities with people, strengthening family relationships, and creating unity among their peers. The activities included a kindergarten football competition, cheerleaders and supporters award contests, performances from schools and student art.

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Government support for OTOP items will continue

Pleased with the government’s success in initiating and promoting the One Tambon, One Product (OTOP) scheme in both domestic and overseas markets, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has vowed that his administration will continue to support the community-based products to ensure continued growth. It has been projected that the total sale of OTOP items could reach over 100 billion baht over the next three years.

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2004 to be ‘Year of new airport construction’

Deputy Transport Minister Vichet Kasemthongsri has declared 2004 to be a ‘Year of new airport construction’, with new airports springing up across the country in response to the launch of low-cost airlines.

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