Vol. III No. 10 - Saturday March 6 - March 12, 2004
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Onion farmers complain they are being skinned

Brought tears to the eyes of 1,000 growers

More than 1,000 onion planters and farmers from San Pa Tong and Mae Wang districts gathered at Chiang Mai City Hall to register their protests against the low onion prices. The demonstration came about after their letters of complaint were not acknowledged.

The farmers said they had not gained any assistance from the authorities concerned. Onion prices dropped to 1 baht a kilogram, while the investment cost of onion planting is about 4-5 baht per kilogram.

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NEWS

Thai Cabinet strikes compromise on closing times for nightspots

 

FEATURES
SPORT

FERC annual Gala Night at Le Grand Lanna

Magnificent surroundings for a charity party

The 6th fund raising Gala of The Foundation for the Education of Rural Children (FERC), took place in the grounds of one of the outlets of the upcoming Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Hotel, and was a huge success for the children of Mae Sariang.

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Chiang Mai and Bangkok schools go head-to-head at the Chiang Mai Invitational Basketball Tournament

Last Friday and Saturday at the 700 Year Stadium, nine different Chiang Mai and Bangkok schools competed in the annual Chiang Mai Invitational Basketball Tournament. The four Bangkok schools in the tournament included the International School Eastern Seaboard (ISE), the International Community School (ICS), Rumradee International School (RIS) and the Thai-Chinese International School (TCIS).

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BUSINESS
TRAVEL & TOURISM

Schenker: from 1872 in Vienna Austria to 2004 in Chiang Mai

Schenker, a company founded 1872 by Gottfried Schenker in Vienna, Austria, is now one of the world’s largest freight forwarding and logistics companies. Roughly 35,000 employees in 1,100 offices throughout the continents take care of the full service range of the group. Since 1974 Schenker has been registered as a company in Thailand, replacing a delegation office which had existed since 1966. They work from a network of offices in Bangkok Klongtoey, Bangkok Airport, Laem Chabang, Korat, Hat Yai and of course from the new premises in Chiang Mai, with experienced and dependable personnel in all locations.

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Asian Travel Forum Part 3

Counting on eco-tourism - the seller’s perspective

During ATF 2004 in Vientiane, this year’s travel exchange (TRAVEX) took place at the newly built Lao International Trade Exhibition and Convention Center (Lao-ITECC).

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