Vol. V No. 26 - Saturday June 24, - June 30, 2006
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USA pressing hard for US-Thai FTA

Howard F. Rosen, from the Institute for International Economics and executive director of Trade Adjustment Assistance Coalition.

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NEWS

Lord Buddha’s relics from nine countries on display

 


TOURS
SPORT

Chiang Rai attempting to boost tourist numbers after a re-think

Somkiart Chuenthirawong, president of Chiang Rai Travel Association and consultant to the Regional Tourism Federation of Thailand disclosed that Chiang Rai has recently seen tourist numbers fall.
To attempt to reverse this trend, a meeting was held with the eight Lanna provinces, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Mae Hong Son, Lampang and Lamphun to work out how to develop tourism, and to create strategies to improve Chiang Rai so it would be the center of the upper Mekong River basin area tourism.

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Street Soccer to honor HM the King at Kad Suan Kaew

16 Chiang Mai teams of 5-player Youth Futsal aged under 18 years old joined the Street Soccer competition to honor HM the King, held by the Office of Tourism, Sports, and Recreation in Chiang Mai at Sky Hall, Kad Suan Kaew Department Store, Chiang Mai.

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ACADEMIA NUTS
OUR COMMUNITY

Youngster bags 6 medals from Arena Chiangmai Swimming 2006

Pathraphon Rangrongjittaphum, (Phi Phi), son of Direk and Duangporn Rangrongjittaphum is studying in Prathom 1A (grade 1) at Varee Chiangmai School and is our newest sporting sensation. He started swimming when he was three years old following his elder brother, Naphat Rangrongjittaphum and is showing a natural aptitude for water sports.

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Foundation for the Education of Rural Children scholarships

Representatives from the Foundation for the Education of Rural Children (FERC) and officials from the Hang Dong School District awarded scholarships to 62 needy children from 57 schools in a ceremony at the district offices in San Patong.

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