Vol. III No. 6 - Saturday February 7 - February 13, 2004
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Chicken culling continues to make Chiang Mai free from bird flu

The “Great Chicken Massacre of 2004” continues

Selling “gai yang”, or barbecued chicken, is no longer as lucrative as it was just one month ago. This woman said she normally sells 50-60 kilograms of chicken per day, making about 3,000 baht, but this has dropped off considerably, despite medical and government officials saying that it is safe to eat chicken and poultry products.

Many northern provinces have been forced to destroy thousands of chickens infected with the bird flu virus, but Chiang Mai province was expected be officially declared as free of bird flu free zone during this past week.

In Lamphun alone, nearly 350,000 chickens have been put to death and buried in the nationwide attempt to rid the area of Avian Flu.

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Boonlert Buranupakorn wins mayoral election in a landslide


5,000 novices join monks to pay respect to slain southern colleagues

Sectarian violence returns to Thailand

January 30 was Novices Day for the Buddhist community, when Buddhist monks and novices from Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son and Lamphun provinces gathered for communal prayers and discussions. They came to Wat Suan Dok to offer their condolences for those Buddhist priests and novices killed in the violence in the South of Thailand.

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Prem to host CMAC athletics meet

This Saturday Feb. 7 Prem will host the annual CMAC athletics meet. Participating schools will include Grace, NIS, Prem, Lanna and APIS.

Students young and old are already hard at work training for their chosen events. Events will include the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m as well as the long jump, the high jump, the shot put, the discus, the 4x100 relay and (for the grand finale!) a Mom’s race and a Dad’s race.

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1,500 businesses to be surveyed for Value Added Index

The Thailand Productivity Institute is preparing to gather information from 1,500 businesses in 10 different industries around the country to work out the Value Added Index of the country.

The Thailand Productivity Institute held a seminar at Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel, Chiang Mai, where Thawatchai Tangsa-nga, the director, said the business productivity measurement is an important tool that entrepreneurs can use to estimate their international business capability and identify their strong and weak points in the running business, and develop in the right direction.

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Phuket Air adds new route

After the successful start in the northern region with the Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai route, Phuket Air has added a second direct route to its growing number of domestic flights. Chiang Mai residents can now fly directly to Udon Thani, the northeastern capital of Isan being promoted heavily by the TAT for its world heritage site of the prehistoric culture of Ban Chiang and as the prime business center of Isan.

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