Vol. III No. 33 - Saturday August  14 - August  20, 2004


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Chiang Mai receives huge jade Buddha image

Jade found by friends of Burma’s leader

The Buddhabhisek ceremony to consecrate the images was held on July 24, with a gathering of 108 senior Buddhist monks.

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NEWS

“Less than brilliant” credit card thief apprehended

 

 


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Austrian and Chiang Mai university partnership

In February, 1984, when HE Dr. Heinz Fischer, former Federal Minister for Science and Research from the Republic of Austria undertook an official visit to the kingdom of Thailand as guest of the Ministry of University Affairs, an agreement was reached on the Thai-Austrian Cooperation in Science and Technology, which was duly signed on April 19, 1984.

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An amazing world tour

Chiangmai Mail received notice from David Unkovich, Chiang Mai’s eminent motorcycling authority and featured Local Personality, that an adventurous English couple had ridden through the military ruled Union of Myanmar, on two motorcycles. I was curious how they were able to achieve this amazing tour of force and interviewed them during their stay in Chiang Mai on their amazing world tour.

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BUSINESS
TRAVEL & TOURISM

Economy continues to expand in June

The country’s economy continued to grow in June, boosted by a steady increase in private consumption and investment, according to the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO). Somchai Sajjapong, deputy director-general of FPO, disclosed the economy continued to expand although the consumer confidence index edged down to 98 points in June because of concern on higher gasoline prices and a southern unrest. The value-added tax collection in June expanded 17.3% year on year and that of the excise tax on durable goods grew 28.8%. He noted the tax collection on property business transactions surged 85%, reflecting the strong recovery in the property business.

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Mae Hong Son road show previews tourist attractions

Tourism Authority of Thailand together with Tourism Business Association, Mae Hong Son province held the Mae Hong Son road show July 30 to August 1 at the Central Airport Plaza, Chiang Mai.

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