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Man arrested in murder of university student

Brutal murder shocks neighbors

Twenty year old Nakhon Sawan native Atibadee Kaewtim confessed to murdering his 21 year old girlfriend in jealousy and anger.

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A Nakhon Sawan man was arrested in the brutal murder of a 21 year old university student found in her room on February 5, 2016, where police found the victim had been stabbed seven times before her throat was cut.

The police were called to an apartment near Doi Suthep on February 5 after friends had asked the landlord to open up the room as the victim, Papasara Baanchuen, also of Nakhon Sawan had not been seen for several days. They discovered her body on the bed lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds and a cut throat.

Police questioned neighbors who said they had not seen the victim for several days but that she had a boyfriend and that the couple argued often but never thought that it could lead to such a brutal murder. Police believe the victim had been dead for 3 – 4 days before discovery.

Friends of the couple said that her boyfriend, the main suspect, liked to play online games so Phuping Police tracked down her boyfriend, 20 year old Atibadee Kaewtim of Nakhon Sawan, playing video games at a computer game shop in Tambon Suthep.

Police arrested him on suspicion of murder and at the police station he confessed to the murder saying they had fought while he was playing a computer game. He also said they argued when she came home late and he thought she was having an affair. He confessed to police that he lost his temper and stabbed his girlfriend in anger.


Tourists flock to Chiang Mai for Flower Festival

Governor Pawin Pawin Chamnipasat and his wife were joined by Maj. Gen. Kosol Pratunchart, Commander of Army Circle 33 and Boonlert Buranapakorn, President of the Chiang Mai Provincial Administration Organization at the grand opening of the 40th Annual Flower Festival Parade.

The Doi Saket float took second place as Most Beautiful Float in the Flower Festival Parade on February, 2016.

Floats were decorated with images of HM the King as tourists filled the streets to view the annual parade.

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Tourists lined the city streets for the start of the 40th annual Chiang Mai Flower Festival Parade on February 6, 2016. The grand opening of the popular annual parade was presided over by Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamnipasat, Maj. Gen. Kosol Pratunchart, Commander of Army Circle 33 and Boonlert Buranapakorn, President of the Chiang Mai Provincial Administration Organization.

This year featured twenty three flower covered floats in a parade that began from Nawarat Bridge and ended at Suan Buak Haad Park where they stayed for the weekend. Many floats honored the 720th anniversary of the founding of Chiang Mai and the floats showed off a variety of flowers and colors as well as images of the Three Kings of Chiang Mai.

The parade included marching bands, traditional dance performances and a display of OTOP products as well. A competition took place for 3 different categories and this year’s winners are:

Most Beautiful was taken by San Kamphaeng, second from Doi Saket and Third from Amphur Fang. In the Traditional Artistic and Conservation category Amphur San Patong took first followed by Mae Rim and finally Hod – Doi Tao – Chomthong. The Most Creative Award went to Amphur Hang Dong, followed by San Sai and Mae Wang.


Chinese New Year celebrations open with a bang

Traditional dragon dancers open the event

Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasart presided over the opening ceremonies with President of the Provincial Administration Organization Boonlert Buranupakorn, Tourism Authority of Thailand Chiang Mai head Wisut Buachum, Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn and Chinese Consul General Chao Xiaoliang along with members of the Thai – Chinese Business Association.

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Chiang Mai’s 14th annual China Town and Chinese New Year celebrations began on February 7, 2016 but the grand ceremony was held on New Year’s Day, February 8 at 10 a.m. with a parade that began at Tha Pae Gate and ended at the Chinese temple in Kad Luang or Waroros Market.

Governor Pawin Chamniprasart lights joss sticks and prays at the Chinese temple for the Chinese New Year ceremonies.

Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasart held the opening ceremonies where he was joined by President of the Provincial Administration Organization Boonlert Buranupakorn, Tourism Authority of Thailand Chiang Mai head Wisut Buachum, Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn and Chinese Consul General Chao Xiaoliang. The opening ceremony featured lucky dragon and lion dancers and the Governor and others lit joss sticks and prayed at the Chinese temple.

Local groups join in the festivities with performances of dance and song.

Chiang Mai has a large Thai – Chinese population and is also a major draw for Chinese tourists in Thailand. The China Town in Chiang Mai festivities include singing and dancing performances, great food, art and exhibitions and many more. The event is expected to draw tens of thousands of people and generate millions for the local economy.

Highlights of the festival include the Dragon Dancing Show, The Lion Dancing Show, Ancient Chinese Exhibitions, Miss Chiang Mai China Town 2016 and many more.


Minister M.L. Panadda Diskul visits Chiang Mai to survey regional operations

 

Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office M.L. Panadda Diskul visited with Northern Governors and officials to discuss the problems facing the North including drought and smog.

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Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office M.L. Panadda Diskul visited Chiang Mai on February 8, 2016 to survey regional operations and clarify new policies. He was welcomed by Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasart along with the Governors of Lamphun and Mae Hong Son and the Deputy Governor of Lampang. Also at the meeting were all District Chiefs for Chiang Mai provinces and government officers in relevant agencies.

They discussed the drought and smog problems facing the North with all provinces reporting similar problems from drought, with them noting that this year had been the worst in years. Chiang Mai has only 18 percent of water resources left, Lampang has 54 million cubic meters in Kiewkohma Reservoir out of 160 million cubic meters. Many projects have been started to conserve water and residents were advised to plant crops that use less water in critical periods.

The smog problem remains a threat to the health of residents in all northern provinces and authorities have already conducted surveys to prevent people from burning forests and crops.

They also discussed the Damrongdhamma Centers at City Halls in the North, or Dispute Centers where residents have been able to report corrupt authorities, crimes and many other problems. All issues were collected and the data will be discussed between committee members of the Office of the Prime Minister.


CMU introduces new high speed CT scanner

Prof. Dr. Wattana Navacharoen, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at CMU, was joined by Dr. Tobias Seyfarth, CEO of Siemens Healthcare (Thailand) and Asst. Prof. Dr. Thanop Srisuwan M.D., Lecturer of Medical Imaging Section along with other personnel present the CT scanner at Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Medicine.

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The Department of Radiology at the Faculty of Medicine at Chiang Mai University introduced their newest piece of high technology medical equipment; a high speed CT scanner with two heads to reduce the amount of radiation exposure to the patient, shorten scan times and save on costs. The new machine was unveiled to personnel from public and private hospitals at the Chalerm Prabaramee Building.

Prof. Dr. Wattana Navacharoen, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at CMU, was joined by Dr. Tobias Seyfarth, CEO of Siemens Healthcare (Thailand) and Asst. Prof. Dr. Thanop Srisuwan M.D., Lecturer of Medical Imaging Section, who said that “The Department of Radiology at CMU has been using the new high speed computer X-Ray with two heads, the Somatom Force Model, since September 2015 and has scanned over 2,200 patients. Its outstanding point is that by having two heads instead of one head like others, it makes it safer for patients from radiation. Patients receive lower doses of exposure to radiation, which is especially important for children, the elderly and patients with kidney disease possessing high risk of kidney failure after diagnostics.

The high speed computer X-ray can also analyze what has never been done before, such as the cardiovascular system of patients who are not able to hold his/her breath, heart function, screen lung cancer with lower radiation exposure, cardiovascular diagnostics in patient having chest pain symptoms, and other diagnostics which used to be done by using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) which has a long queue for use.


Bangkok Hospital hosts World Cancer Day

Participants in the World Cancer Day event at Bangkok Chiang Mai Hospital on February 4, 2016.

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Bangkok Chiang Mai Hospital hosted activities to honor World Cancer Day on the theme of We Can, I Can on February 4, 2016. Maj. Gen. Dr. Niwat Boonyuean M.D., Vice President of Management Group 4 and Director of Bangkok Chiang Mai Hospital presided over the opening of the event and invited people to bid on fifty artworks from Lanna artists led by Pornchai Jaima. The hospital is donating the full proceeds to the Cancer Foundation of Northern Thailand to help poor patients with cancer. The auction raised 237,000 baht for the Foundation.

Maj. Gen. Dr. Niwat Boonyuean M.D., Vice President of Management Group 4 and Director of Bangkok Chiang Mai Hospital opened the event at the hospital.

One of the guests David Woolls, shared his experiences combating colon cancer and Emeritus Professor Dr. Sumitra Thongprasert talked about the past thirty years of cancer treatment in Thailand. The Hospital has a Cancer Clinic on the 2nd floor which provides cancer treatment with chemotherapy and targeted medicines.

Visitors view the artworks up for auction; the event raised 237,000 baht for the Cancer Foundation of Northern Thailand.


Mayor checks food safety at Waroros Market before Chinese New Year

Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn inspects the duck vendor at the market with officials to test for chemicals like formalin or borax.

Chiang Mai Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn chats with one of the duck vendors at Waroros Market.

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Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn and local administration officials visited Waroros Market on February 5 in preparation for the Chinese New Year festival to ensure the market vendors offered safe and clean food for visitors.

They also encouraged residents to visit the market and their food and products. They visited some of the shops to test the quality of food and test for formalin and borax. They encouraged all vendors to ensure their food is clean and healthy.

The mayor noted the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities and that the city would be expecting many Thai-Chinese visiting markets to stock up on foods. They will be visiting the local markets and vendors are also expected to stock up on various raw materials like pork, chicken, duck and fruits.

The mayor noted that there have been problems with some providers of these particular raw materials using chemicals to prevent their raw foods from going off or from smelling bad when they freeze and ship, which can pose a risk to the health of consumers. This is why the mayor and local administrators came to visit the vendors today, to encourage them to make sure that their products are fresh and safe for consumers since the market is a popular attraction amongst tourists and residents alike.

During the visit, the mayor has also discovered that the prices of products have not increased much but added that if any vendors are reported overcharging, their permission to operate will be revoked temporarily. Vendors were reminded to clean their chopping boards regularly, wash their spoons with warm water, wash their hands and make sure that their products are fresh at all times.

Most vendors were found to be providing clean service and products, plus most of their providers are from qualified farms. Organic vegetables were also seen throughout the market giving the Waroros Market a 95% passing grade.


Three arrests in Chiang Rai see police arrest ten suspects

Over 470,000 pills seized

Police put on display the 472,000 methamphetamine pills seized from ten suspects in three different arrests in Chiang Rai.

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The Chiang Rai police announced three separate cases that netted 427,000 Yaba or methamphetamine pills seized and ten people arrested on charges of drug trafficking.

The first arrests were of three men in Mae Chan District in Chiang Rai after police received a tip off that the men were smuggling drugs. Police set up a sting operation at the Tesco Lotus in Mae Chan and arrested three local men with 126,000 pills.

The second case also resulted from a sting operation based on a tip off, police met three suspects at Central Festival Chiang Rai with 96,000 Yaba pills. The third case involved four people arrested for smuggling drugs at Baan Doo in Muang District of Chiang Rai with 250,000 methamphetamine pills.

Police are questioning the suspects and investigating further into drug networks in the area.


Chiang Mai honors veterans on Veteran’s Day

Maj. Gen. Kosol Pathumchart, Commander of Army Circle 33 salutes the monument honoring Thailand’s veterans.

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Thailand’s veterans were honored on February 3, 2016 by Maj. Gen. Kosol Pathumchart, Commander of Army Circle 33 and Deputy Governor Phuthipong Sirimarth who presided over ceremonies on Veteran’s Day.

Veterans were recognized and presented with certificates on Veteran’s Day on February 3, 2016.

Veteran’s Day was established in Thailand to commemorate the founding of the Office of War Veteran’s and to honor those who have served and those who have lost their lives in service.

Mr. Chaiwat Suanoom, deputy head of the Office of War Veterans Chiang Mai said that this day is to commemorate veterans who have served their country. They must be remembered as to they shed their blood with braveness to protect their country,which is what made the country what it is today.

Activities during the ceremony included history displays of the fallen, exhibitions involving the war, agricultural exhibitions and health checkups by medics from the hospital at Kawila Camp.

Maj. Gen. Kosol Pathumchart was the guest of honor and read out the speech by General Prawit Wongsuwan, the Minister of Defense and President of the Veterans Council certificates of recognition were presented. This was followed by a moment of silence to remember veterans fallen in duty, and then a religious ceremony and Buddhist chanting. Veterans Day marks as an important day where old and new veterans get to meet and share experiences.


Deputy Prime Minister chairs Lanna tourism development meeting in Chiang Mai

Deputy Prime Minister General Thanasak Patimapakorn and Minister of Tourism & Sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul chaired a meeting with representatives from Phayao, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang and Lamphun to discuss development of cultural tourism.

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The Deputy Prime Minister traveled to Chiang Mai to chair a meeting with government officials from five northern provinces on developing cultural tourism in the North on February 3, 2016.

Deputy Prime Minister General Thanasak Patimapakorn and Minister of Tourism & Sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul chaired the two day meeting on the development of Lanna and cultural tourism from February 3 to 4, 2016.

The meeting was attended by Governors, Deputy Governors, representatives from the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Industrial Council, Mayors and organizations involved in tourism in Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Chiang Rai and Phayao. Twenty eight projects that are being considered for development were under discussion for 2017 with a budget of 2,355 million baht. There have already been 24 projects underway with a budget of 364 million baht.

The conference was held so that representatives from each province could propose different tourist attractions that need development and update new products as well as services, spas, hotels and resorts that are currently drawing in domestic and foreign tourists. Database information was also discussed about the most frequently visited places that are generating income for the economy as well. Other topics included road projects that will connect focused tourist attractions like Chiang Mai to other provinces in the area as well as neighboring countries. The task of studying these projects was handed over to Chiang Mai University and the Deputy Prime Minister agreed to the terms of providing convenience to support these projects for the general tourism of Thailand.

The Deputy Prime Minister also visited various tourist attractions to inspect how they operate, including the Canopy Walkway, Zipline businesses, Chiang Mai Safari and many other places


Chiang Mai celebrates 720th anniversary

Year round celebrations to mark the founding day

(From left) Chiang Mai Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn, President of the Provincial Administration Organization Boonlert Buranupakorn, Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasart, Col. Kasensook Thakham from the Army Circle 33, and Ms. Willawan Wornwuthipong from the Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce.

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Chiang Mai will be celebrating its 720th anniversary on April 12, 2016 but the Chiang Mai government plans year round festivities to mark the special occasion it was announced at a Press Conference at Three Kings Monument on February 3, 2015.

Members from the Chiang Mai Provincial Administration Office, Military Circle 33, Chiang Mai Municipality and the Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce joined the Chiang Mai Governor at the press conference to announce the preparations for the celebrations. This year marks the 60th cycle of the city (each cycle is 12 years) making it especially auspicious. There will be many cultural activities including displays on how Chiang Mai was established and how people lived in ancient times.

King Mengrai founded the city of Chiang Mai or ‘new city’ in 1296 on the site of an older city which people called Wiang Nopburi. Chiang Mai succeeded Chiang Rai as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom at the time. The city was surrounded by a moat and a defensive wall since nearby Burma was a constant threat, as were the armies of the Mongol Empire, which only decades earlier had conquered most of Yunnan, China, and in 1292 overran the bordering Thai Lü kingdom of Chiang Hung. Chiang Mai formally became part of Siam in 1775 by an agreement with Chao Kawila, after the Thai King Taksin helped drive out the Burmese. Because of Burmese counterattacks, Chiang Mai was abandoned between 1776 and 1791. Lampang then served as the capital of what remained of the Lanna Kingdom. Chiang Mai then slowly grew in cultural, trading, and economic importance to its current status as the unofficial capital of Northern Thailand, second in importance only to Bangkok.

The anniversary actually falls on the 12th of April 2016, but people will be celebrating and hosting various activities throughout the year from January 29, 2016 all the way till December 31, 2016.. A song will be composed for the special occasion and the city will be decorated and many people will be dressed in the traditional Thai way to honor the anniversary.


Oryx baby born just in time for Chinese New Year

The Chiang Mai Zoo welcomes its first baby Oryx in time for Chinese New Year.

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The Chiang Mai Zoo announced the birth of a baby Oryx at a press conference held on February 2, 2016. The baby Oryx, whose gender has not yet been determined, was born on January 17 Nipon Wichairat, Zoo Director announced.

The Zoo is thrilled with the birth at it is the first time the Chiang Mai Zoo has been able to successfully breed such a rare animal. The father and mother of the baby were brought to Chiang Mai Zoo on October 25, 2013.

Oryx’s are quite rare and are native to East and South East Africa. There are 4 different breeds, including the Scimitar, East African, Arabian and the Gemsbok Oryx. They inhabit desert areas but also are sometimes seen in bushy areas as well. They can go days without water and are immune to extreme heat. Their hair is pale with contrasting dark markings in the face and on the legs, and their long horns are almost straight. Their body length is approximately 70-85 centimeters and they can also run up to 60 kilometers per hour. The females are ready to breed from the age of 1.5-2 years onward and gestation is from 8 to 10 months. Several species of Oryx are extinct in the wild but have been part of captive breeding programs while other species are considered “near threatened.”


Chiang Mai Environment Department prepares for the annual smog season

Deputy Secretary for the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment Jathuporn Burutpath chaired a meeting on the measures the government is implementing in a bid to combat the upcoming smoke season.

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The Deputy Secretary for the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment chaired a press conference on January 31, 2016 on the smog season that hits the North annually. The Deputy Secretary said that after last year’s worsening pollution situation the government has enacted more policies to tackle the smog and air pollution issues by having the governors and district chiefs of all northern provinces coordinate with organizations involved including the police, municipality officers, local authorities, private sectors and the military to prevent forest fires and other fires.

Last year PM10 levels reached dangerous levels during a 32 day period.

Deputy Secretary Jathuporn Burutpath was joined by representatives from Region 1-4 Environment Departments and directors at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in all 9 Northern provinces of Thailand. He said that the smog and air pollution happens every year in the northern regions of Thailand, especially from February to April. Every year the smog has affected the health and well-being of most residents as well as product exports and tourism. Last year’s smog season moved in during February and reached dangerous levels and affected all 9 provinces for over a 32 day period. The most affected area was Chiang Rai.

This year the government has enforced more policies involving local officials, these policies are carried out from Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha who stresses the importance of the health of the residents as well as the environment and tourism. He concluded that if all sectors, both public and private, cooperate, there should be fewer forest fires.


Chiang Mai joins with PTT to donate blankets in the mountains

23 communities receive blankets to combat cold weather

Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasat hands out blankets to needy residents in the mountains around Mae On.

Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasat, Lt. Gen. Wisanu Thraipumi of PTT Global Chemical Co. Ltd. and Mayor Kanoksak Duangkaewruan with some of the recipients of the blankets donated by PTT.

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One thousand blankets were handed out to mountain communities on January 29, 2016 in a bid to help families combat the cold temperatures. A total of 23 communities in Mae On and Wat Chontham received the blankets from Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasat and Lt. Gen. Wisanu Thraipumi of PTT Global Chemical Co. Ltd.
Governor Pawin said that the very cold temperatures in the mountains have caused much suffering among the disadvantaged residents in mountain villages especially for the disabled, very young and very old.
Previous efforts have seen donations by the private sector and local foundations but with the recent extreme cold weather there were still many more residents in need. This time there were 1,000 blankets which were generously donated by the PTT Global Chemical Co., Ltd.
Mr. Kanoksak Duangkaewruan, mayor of Mae-ta said that this year’s season is chillier than the previous years and it has had a major effect on local residents in the area, especially the elderly residents and the young children. The Mayor added that there hadn’t been any foundations that reached out to Mae-ta area until now. He offered a very heartfelt thanks to the PTT Global Chemical Co., Ltd., and others involved for their generosity. He concluded that most residents will be kept warm for the time being and hopefully more aid will come to help the residents get through this unexpected chilly weather.


Chiang Rai police uncover drugs hidden in the tires of a pickup truck

Police display the drugs that were seized and the three men who were arrested in Chiang Rai.

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In the newest attempt at smuggling drugs police uncovered Yaba stashed inside the tires of a pickup truck that had attempted to get through a checkpoint in Chiang Rai.

Pol. Maj. Gen. Prayad Boonsri, deputy commander of Police Region 5, Pol. Col. Charan Rerngtham, deputy chief of Chiang Rai Police joined police officers at the Poo Kaeng Check Point to announce the arrest of three suspected drug traffickers after 134,000 methamphetamine pills were found stashed in the wheel of the truck they were driving.

Police stopped the four door pickup truck at the checkpoint and searched the vehicle. They found nothing at first but the Deputy Commander said the suspicious behavior of the occupants of the vehicle caused the police to thoroughly check the vehicle. The police noticed that the tires of the truck looked deflated so they took the tires off the truck and found the drugs stashed inside.

Mr. Sakaria Muloh, Mr. Abuharang Muloh and Mr. Mahamahuekree Samae from Narathiwat Province were arrested immediately and police are questioning them further about the drugs network they are involved with.


Bhubing Palace facing drought

Will be closing during the week to save water

Bhubing Palace was built in 1961 in the Central style to serve as a Royal residence for members of the Royal family on visits to Chiang Mai. It is open to the public but will be open Friday – Sunday starting from February 15, 2016 due to drought conditions.

The grounds of Bhubing Palace are a popular destination for tourists and locals but they will now be open only from Friday – Sunday starting February 15.

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Bhubing Palace will be open only from Friday – Sunday weekly as the Palace faces major drought issues and is closing during the week to save water.

Teerayut Inthasen, acting director of the Bhubing Palace, said that drought is a major problem in many provinces of Thailand and that farmers are currently suffering due to water shortages. This year’s drought season is likely to drag on longer than the previous years and so the Palace will limit opening hours to save water.

Bhubing Palace was built in 1961 by HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej to serve as a Royal residence and also host foreign dignitaries visiting Chiang Mai. The Palace is open to the public when the Royal family is not in residence. After meeting with the Royal Irrigation Department on January 21, 2016 it was determined that assuming drought conditions remain to close the Palace during the weekdays and only open from Friday – Sunday starting February 15, 2016. For more information, call 053-223-065


Earth Manual Project Exhibition at TCDC

A scale model of a seaside village at the Earth Manual Project Exhibition.

The Earth Manual Project Exhibition offers interesting innovations in tackling natural disasters and is on display at the TCDC Gallery Room on Muang Samut Road until April 3.

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The Earth Manual Project will be on exhibit at TCDC in Chiang Mai until April 3rd, featuring 12 projects from four different countries on handling natural disasters.

Every year, countries around the world are affected by natural disasters. This includes earthquakes, drought, tsunamis, heat waves, typhoons and others which have taken the lives of over 606,000 people since 1995, and causing 250,000-300,000 million dollars (approximately 8.9-10.7 trillion baht).

The Earth Manual Project Exhibition consists of ideas and interesting innovations to handle such natural disasters, during and after the occurrences. There 12 projects total from 4 different countries, including Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. These four countries often face various natural disasters like the tsunami that destroyed the coastal areas of the Andaman Sea, flash floods and pollution/smog that has been affecting the health of people in the past 7 weeks. The Earth Manual Project Exhibition is free and enables visitors to learn how to handle these matters. The exhibition is open from today till April 3rd, 2016 at the Gallery Room of the TCDC Chiang Mai. For more information, call 052-080-500 ext 1.


Chiang Mai China Town Festival starts February 7

President of the Provincial Administration Organization Boonlert Buranupakorn, (2nd right) is joined by Head of the TAT Chiang Mai Wisoot Buachum (far right), Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn (2nd left) and a representative of the Thai – Chinese Business Association at the press conference at the Jaow Kuan Ooo Shrine.

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The 14th annual Chiang Mai China Town Festival will be held on February 7 – 9, 2016 on Kaungmeru Road and Witchayanon Roads it was announced recently at a press conference at the Jaow Kuan Ooo Shrine in Kad Luang.

Boonlert Buranupakorn, President of Chiang Mai PAO said that this year’s China Town Festival 2016 marks the 14th year and will highlight the traditions of Thai-Chinese culture. The event is popular with both domestic and foreign tourists who join in the activities which includes dragon dancing, traditional dances, Miss Chiang Mai China Town and Miss China Doll contests as well as a spectacular display of fireworks.

The official opening ceremony will take place on February 8th, 2016 and activities during the day will feature exhibitions of the Thai-Chinese traditions like tea ceremonies, learning how to write Chinese characters, and a wide variety of delicious food and other products on sale.

 


 
HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

Man arrested in murder of university student

Tourists flock to Chiang Mai for Flower Festival

Chinese New Year celebrations open with a bang

Minister M.L. Panadda Diskul visits Chiang Mai to survey regional operations


CMU introduces new high speed CT scanner

Bangkok Hospital hosts World Cancer Day

Mayor checks food safety at Waroros Market before Chinese New Year

Three arrests in Chiang Rai see police arrest ten suspects


Chiang Mai honors veterans on Veteran’s Day

Deputy Prime Minister chairs Lanna tourism development meeting in Chiang Mai


Chiang Mai celebrates 720th anniversary

Oryx baby born just in time for Chinese New Year


Chiang Mai Environment Department prepares for the annual smog season


Chiang Mai joins with PTT to donate blankets in the mountains

Chiang Rai police uncover drugs hidden in the tires of a pickup truck


Bhubing Palace facing drought

Earth Manual Project Exhibition at TCDC

Chiang Mai China Town Festival starts February 7


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