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Rain-making operations to continue to ensure enough supply

BANGKOK, 12 July 2015 (NNT) The Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation will continue its rain enhancement operations despite the coming rainfalls, to ensure sufficient water supplies.

According to Director-General Warawut Khantiyanan, the cloud seeding needs to proceed since recent precipitation has yet to solve the drought crisis in some areas. However, the Irrigation Department chief believes that the drought problems should ease off in the next two weeks thanks to the arrival of cloudburst.

The Irrigation Department will take this period to step up its rain-making operations as the climate condition is now more conducive to the cloud seeding. However, the department chief commented that the rain enhancement was not the only way to solve the crisis, adding that cooperative efforts from different agencies and the public were also vital to deal with the problems.

Mr. Warawut confirmed that the rain-making operations will continue until the end of the rainy season. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has forecast lower rainfalls in the North and the Northeast as the monsoon trough that reached the two regions has weakened. Scattered showers will linger in the South and the Gulf of Thailand, and the East.


Nakhon Ratchasima pledges help for locals affected by forest reclamation

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 12 July 2015 (NNT) The governor of Nakhon Ratchasima province, accompanied by officials of the provincial Social Development and Human Security Office, has recently handed monetary assistance to families affected by the reclamation of Khon Buri forest reserve.

Nakhon Ratchasima governor Thongchai Lue-adul gave an aid fund of 5,000 baht to each of the 39 families which were ordered to relocate from a forest reserve late last year. The villagers are living in the temporary shelter as the land arrangement is in the pipeline. Apart from the cash, the governor gave the villagers necessary items while assuring them of a fair share in the new land allocation.

Forest encroachment is one of the government’s prime concerns. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, forest areas in the country is shrinking by more than one million rai each year. The total forest areas are estimated at 32 percent of the entire land countrywide.

The government on June 1 announced its forest reclamation campaign aimed at taking back at least 600,000 rai of encroached forests across the country from influential figures within this year.


Government passes tax laws for tutorial schools

BANGKOK, 12 July 2015 (NNT) The government has decided to go ahead with a new law levying tax on tutorial schools, sending a message that all profit-orientated organisations must contribute to society.

According to the Deputy Spokesperson of the PM Office, Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, the government has decided to pass the new tax law as it concluded that tutorial schools’ operation was aimed at making profits rather than promoting students’ advancement. The law was recorded in the Government Gazette two days ago.

Maj Gen Sansern told tutorial school operators not to panic as the taxes would be calculated from their net profits, meaning that the law would have marginal effect on their huge profits. Meanwhile, general schools, both public and private ones, would still be exempted from taxes as they are part of the mainstream education development.

According to the Ministry of Education, the market value of tutorial schools could be as high as 8.1 billion baht this year. The number of tutorial institutes to which the new tax law applies is estimated at 2,000-3,000 across the country. The tax collection is expected to add up to 1.2 billion baht to the government's coffers.

Parents who suspect they are unfairly charged by tutorial operators following the passing of the law can lodge their complaints with the Consumer Protection Board


Most Thais giving close watch on Govt, NCPO, but do not want civilians movement that brings conflicts

BANGKOK, 12 July 2015 (NNT) Most of the Thai people do not want to see political movement against the government and National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) so as to allow the latter to work without disturbance, according to the result of an opinion survey conducted by the National Institute of Development Administation (Nida Poll).

The poll was conducted on 9-10 July on 1,257 people to gauge their opinions on political activities staged by various groups in the present political situation.

Asked what the public should do in current situation, most or 77.65% of the respondents said the public should not run any political activities but let the government and the NCPO finish their work. They also thought the two governing bodies had done well in their job so far.

13.45% said the people should come out to show moral support to the government and the NCPO as their performance was satisfying in general.

When asked whether scholars, social service organizations and political parties should stage their political activities during this time, the majority, 68.34%, of the respondents said the opposite, urging all to allow the government and the NCPO to work. 15.27% said they should come out to show them support.

55.77% of the respondents said they should send their opinions to the government and the NCPO through proper channels if they want to show grievance towards the government and the NCPO's performances and policies.


Bangkok cleans up road ahead of Bike for Mom activity

BANGKOK, 12 July 2015 (NNT) The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has ordered roads to be cleaned in preparation for the Bike for Mom activity, organized as a celebration for the auspicious occasion of HM the Queen’s birthday.

Phaya Thai District Chief Woraset Prapatsutanon said that Phaya Thai District and the BMA’s Environment Department has dispatched a cleaning team, consisting of 50 people, 2 crane vehicles, and 8 high pressure water spray vehicles to clean the the Sam Liam Din Daeng Junction, from Sam Sen Canal to Soi Boon Yu. Today's cleaning operations will cover a distance of 450 meters.

Roads are being cleaned in preparation for the upcoming Bike for Mom activity, set to take place on 16 August 2015 as a celebration for the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday.

The District Chief further stated that Phaya Thai District office and other related agencies will be working together to monitor the over preparations and will work to maintain the cleanliness of the paths used in the Bike for Mom activity to ensure their orderliness and scenic beauty prior to the event's commencement.


Diphtheria & tetanus vaccinations needed to prevent outbreak in ASEAN

BANGKOK, 12 July 2015 (NNT) The Disease Control Department has advised around 28 million Thai people who are 20-50 years old to get diphtheria and tetanus vaccinations in its concern over possible outbreak of the two diseases in ASEAN.

Director of the Bureau of Emerging Infectious Disease (BEID) Rungrueng Kitphati said the Disease Control Department has started providing free vaccines against Diphtheria and Tetanus in one injection since October 1st, 2014. The campaign continues in 2015 on a greater scale to honor HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on her 60th birthday anniversary. Under the campaign, the BEID will provide free diphtheria and tetanus vaccinations to 28 million Thais aged 20-50 before the end of this year.

The Director said the immunization program has prevented the spread of the two diseases in Thailand despite the diphtheria outbreak in neighboring countries like Laos. The program will also help immunize Thai people against the diseases ahead of an expected influx of ASEAN workers into the country when the ASEAN Community comes into force at the end of this year.

Dr. Rungrueng urged Thais in the specified age range to get the vaccinations at any government medical center or at the "Healthy City, Community Way of Life Fair” during 17-26 July 2015.

Diphtheria is an infectious disease caused by bacteria and is most often associated with sore throat, fever, and the development of an adherent membrane on the tonsils or throat, or nasopharynx. In some cases, the disease causes only skin problems on patients. Rare cases have complications of myocarditis that can be severe enough to cause death.


Outside PM is unlikely to happen

BANGKOK, 13 July 2015 (NNT) A member of the National Reform Council has publicly commented that the likelihood of a prime minister being directly appointed to the post, is remote.

NRC member Direk Teungfung said that Thailand’s current situation does not need an ‘outside’ prime minister, as Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is already responsible for this role.

Mr. Direk’s comment was made following reports that some political groups have been expressing their support for Deputy Defence Minister Gn. Udomdej Sitabutr to propose himself as a candidate after he retires from the military post in September.

Mr. Direk said that the concept of an appointed prime minister does not look viable nor necessary in the current circumstances.

He added that as charter drafting is now underway, an election is positively on the horizon — just as it was planned in the National Council for Peace and Order’s road map.


RID keeps on monitoring water situation on a daily basis for better adjustment of water release plan

BANGKOK, 12 July 2015 (NNT) The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) keeps watching on water situation on a daily basis so that it can effectively adjust water release plans in case of insufficient amount of rainfall, says RID director-general Suthep Noipairoj.

According to Mr.Suthep, Thailand currently has around 10,000 million cubic meters of usable water kept in reservoirs and dams nationwide which is about 20 per cent of their full capacity.

Most of the water volume comes from main reservoirs whereas only 3 per cent is coming from Bhumibol Dam, Sirikit Dam, Kwai Noi Bamrung Daen Dam and Pa Sak Jolasid Dam located in the Chao Phraya River Basin.

Artificial rainmaking operations on Sunday morning in the northern region was a success, but the water volume gained was still not enough to raise the level of water at Bhumibol Dam. Similar situation happens in Uttaradit’s Sirikit Dam despite a considerable amount of rainfall in Nan Province.

The RID still distributes water from four main dams at the amount of 28 million cubic meters a day for community consumption and agriculture in 22 provinces in the Chao Phraya River Basin.

However, if rainfall is still insufficient to fill more water into main dams, the RID says it needs to either reduce or delay supply of water in order to extend the availability of water beyond the end of July.


Thai government has done everything right in the repatriation of Uighurs

BANGKOK, 13 July 2015 (NNT) The Thai government is confident that the repatriation of Muslim Uighurs was the right way to handle the illegal arrivals situation.

Deputy government spokesman Maj Gen Sunsern Kaewkumnerd, said that as Thailand has followed every appropriate step in the repatriation of 109 Uighurs, the public should trust in the government’s judgement.

Maj Gen Sunsern stated that where there is proof of law-breaking in another country, and where nationality verification has proven the origins of the illegal immigrants involved, Thailand has no choice but to send them back.

He is positive that the antagonism directed at Thailand will ease once each party acknowledges logical argument and accepts rationale over the emotion of the situation.

The deputy government spokesman is also hoping that when all involved respect local and international laws while cooperating more to solve the problem, the situation will soon return to normal.


Phang-Nga officials meet on the area's fishing scene

PHANG-NGA, 13 July 2015, (NNT) Phang-Nga administration officials met during the weekend on the province's fishing scene.

They discussed boat docking and management of beach areas in Koh Kai Nai, Koh Kai Nok, and Koh Kai Nui located in the Koh Yao District. The discussion also covered the monitoring, managing, and ship docking policies for the three islands and their beaches, the province's most lucrative tourism spots.

The officials said the meeting agreed to divide the islands into three zones, made up of a maritime zone, a mountain zone and a combined zone. The specifics of the management plan are to be proposed to the Phang-Nga Governor .


NLA to deliberate impeachment motion on 248 former MPs this week

BANGKOK, 24 June 2015 (NNT) The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will, on Wednesday and Thursday, hear the arguments from the accuser and the accused as it deliberates the impeachment motion on 248 former members of parliament.

NLA President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai has scheduled an extraordinary meeting of the NLA for Wednesday and Thursday (July 15 and 16) for the legislators to deliberate the impeachment motion on 248 former members of parliament for their role in amending parts of the B.E. 2550 charter dealing with Senate recruitment. During the two days, NLA members will be hearing from the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) – the accuser – and the former MPs accused of misconduct.

The NLA president has also ordered members to convene on Friday (July 17) to make deliberation on agendas such as the Cabinet's work performance on solving the IUU fishing issue, the human trafficking problem and the rubber price issue. NLA members will also make its decision on the amendment of the Civil Procedure Code involving the sale of condominium units and developed estates.


Definition of state money removed from draft charter to avoid interpretation problems

BANGKOK, 13 July 2015 (NNT) The Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) has heeded a government-suggested revision of wordings within Sections 199-205 of the draft charter to better prevent the use of state funds on populist policies.

CDC members met to deliberate the treasury and budgetary stipulations of sections 199-205 within the draft permanent constitution, and opted to maintain the principles of the first draft. The stipulations sought to ensure financial discipline and prevent the expenditure of funds on populist policies. The CDC members, in heeding a suggestion by the government, have revised the wording to be more precise. The purpose of sections 199-205 is to ensure fairness in economic and social undertakings, as well as efficient and beneficial expenditure of funds. Under the stipulations, policies that draw on the state's budget must go through an analysis process, must be worth the money, and must have a clear source of funds.

In order to avoid interpretation problems in the future, CDC members have removed the definition of 'state money' previously provided in Section 200 of the draft charter.


Thai, Cambodian foreign ministers discuss trade, investment and tourism collaborations

BANGKOK, 13 July 2015 (NNT) Foreign Minister Tanasak Patimapagorn has received Cambodian foreign minister Hor Namhong during the latter's official visit to Thailand and discussed trade, investment and tourism collaborations with his counterpart.

General Tanasak and Mr. Namhong discussed the collaborations during the latter's visit to Thailand on July 10-12. Some of the collaborations included joint development of the shared border and improvement of border points. The two parties also signed an agreement on Thai-Cambodian border crossing, which would allow citizens of both countries who live along the shared border to make regular commutes across the border. This development would allow both countries to fill the labor demand of regular and seasonal businesses along the border area, contribute toward curbing alien workers' illegal migration, and contribute toward the development of both countries' border areas.

Thailand and Cambodian also declared their intention to open a new permanent border crossing point at Chong An Ma in Ubon Ratchathani, which links to Preah Vihear Province in Cambodia


MFA to hold seminar on AEC vision tomorow

BANGKOK, July 2015 (NNT) The Department of ASEAN Affairs and Prince of Songkla University will hold a seminar next tomorrow on the people's vision for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Organizers highly encourage public participation. The event is aimed at gathering people's thoughts and opinions on the AEC, in order to establish a collective vision towards the regional union.

The seminar will be held on campus at Prince of Songkla University, on July 13th from 08.30 – 12.00 hrs. Those interested in joining the seminar can call 0-7428-9211 or send an email to [email protected] for more information.


PM urges fishing operators to strictly follow regulations

BANGKOK, 11 July 2015, (NNT) Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has asked trawler operators nationwide to strictly follow regulations.

According to the PM, the government is committed to solving the problems of the Thai fishing industry demanded by the European Union’s illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. General Prayut disclosed that doing so would prevent labor and human trafficking issues in the fisheries sector, as well as preserving the nation's maritime resources .

Fishing-related trades, exports and businesses generate more than 200 billion baht of income annually. According to the Prime Minister, maritime resources management must be done to maintain the balance of aquatic animals in the Thai waters. He reiterated that the administration would work to the best of its ability to address the issue, in order to create a stronger fishing industry.

The Prime Minister also stressed that the government would provide assistance to fishing boat operators as much as possible, especially small-scale fishermen. He said all trawler operators must operate legally and do so without affecting natural resources. Related agencies have already been instructed to help addressing the issue.


Farmers begin cultivation after continued rainfalls

PATTANI, 11 July 2015 (NNT) Farmers in many parts of the country have begun rice cultivation after continued rainfalls.

In the Southern province of Pattani, local rice growers have started to grow paddies after the provincial irrigation office declared that the current water supplies in reservoirs were ample for farming. Officials are surveying areas along the irrigation routes to estimate the number of farmers before arranging the seed and water distribution.

In the Northeastern province of Buriram, parched paddies have begun to revive thanks to the cloudbursts over the past two days. Agriculturists living outside the irrigation zone are also preparing their soil for the seasonal farming.

The coming of rainfalls not only brought the dying crops back to life but also saved other economically important plants. In the central province of Phitsanulok, longan growers whose outputs were damaged by the prolonged dry season now have the opportunity to make some profits as badly-needed rain waters have given a boost to their orchards.

The Irrigation Department earlier confirmed the rainy season would begin in August.


Water resources dept. clarifies national water management strategy

BANGKOK, 11 July 2015 (NNT) The Department of Water Resources has arranged a seminar and exhibition on Thailand’s water management strategy and given updates on the drought situation.

Representatives of the department said in the seminar that the national water management strategy had the objective to promote public participation and create awareness on how the government managed the country’s water resources. This year’s average rainfall at the beginning of the rainy season was lower than normal due to El Ni?o and Indian Ocean Dipole.

The department has forecast that the 2015 average rainfall would be lower than 7-10%. From August - September 2015, more rain is expected across Thailand.

The department said the important thing was to discharge water from reservoirs according to cultivation. It stressed that the country needed to follow the national water management strategy which covered six aspects, such as water consumption, wise use of water, improvement to reservoirs and water security in the production sector.


Thailand signs MoU on investment promotion in Mekong sub-region with Japan and Myanmar

BANGKOK, 11 July 2015 (NNT) Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha stated the 7th Mekong-Japan Summit, which was held in Japan from July 2nd - 4th, has been a success.

The Prime Minister thanked the Japanese government for the warm hospitality, and said Thailand asserted to the meeting its role as one of the committed partners in developing and defining the Tokyo Strategy 2015 for Mekong-Japan Cooperation.

One of the highlights in the strategy is the sustainable development which prioritizes disaster risk reduction, climate change, conservation and water resource management.

General Prayut also signed a memorandum of understanding with Myanmar and Japan on promoting investment in the Mekong southern sub-region, which is being call ‘Thailand 1’.

The talks also entailed the proposal to create agricultural cooperation and establish agricultural markets for Thai products in Mekong member nations. The development of skilled labor and occupational training exercise cooperation has also been included in the discussion.


FDA enforcing better control of painkillers

BANGKOK, July 2015 (NNT) The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are expected to enforce stricter control of medicines to prevent their abuse.

The ONCB, the FDA, Bang Pakok Wittayakom School, the Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) and the Thai Pharmacies Association have revealed at a press conference their efforts in trying to stop medicinal abuse.

ONCB Secretary General Permpong Choawalit said following the viral video of a high school girl having a seizure after taking 40 painkiller pills that it is now a trend among secondary school students.

He said a combination of painkillers and other drugs would make anyone taking them high. Better controls on the medicines often prescribed to younger people will be implemented. Certain types of drugs will soon only be sold in an FDA certified drug store.

The Royal Thai Police and the FDA will continue to monitor drug stores nationwide to make sure painkillers are not sold for a misguided purpose. The stores could risk having their license suspended for 120 days.


Household economy hits its lowest point in 11 months

BANGKOK, July 2015 (NNT) The Kasikorn Research Center (K-Research) has revealed that the local KR Household Economic Condition Index (KR-EIC) was at 43.8 in June, its lowest point in 11 months.

It attributed the drop to the increasing cost of living, while revising down the KR-EIC figure in the next three months to 45.2 from 47.7, which if realized, would be the lowest figure in 13 months. The grim projection is backed by the fact that employment and income rates are still recovering, while the personal debt rate continues to rise. The center indicated that the factors holding back the household sector are increasing commodity product prices, with decreasing income and household savings.

Despite the inflation rate being maintained during the first half of 2015, the private sector's spending has not yet fully recovered as the household sector still has diminishing purchasing power while living expenses continue to rise.

Household debt had a slower growth rate in the first quarter, as consumers became more cautious in their spending, and financial institutes hardened their lending policies. Spending in the real estate sector grew only 1.7 percent over the quarter, while K-Research expected the figure would reach 2 percent. The lower-than-expected figure is due to the decreasing public purchasing power and the subdued economy.


NBT World programs to be relayed through TGN

BANGKOK, July 2015, (NNT) The English language TV programs of NBT World will soon be relayed through the Thai TV Global Network (TGN).

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the matter will soon be signed between TGN and the Department of Public Relations' National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT). The development came after a meeting of the two agencies, during which TGN expressed particular interest in the NNT's English programs aired on the 'NBT World' channel.

TGN and NNT have agreed to study the details of the content to be relayed through TGN, signing an MOU to seal the deal.

TGN was the first satellite TV station in Thailand and is operated by the Royal Thai Army Radio and Television Station. It provides a wide array of content from news to documentaries and entertainment programs to viewers across the globe. Its mission is to reach all Thais residing in 177 nations around the world as well as to give foreigners a clear picture of Thailand.


39 digital TV stations expected by the end of 2016

BANGKOK, July 2015 (NNT) The National Broadcasting Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) has instructed digital TV service providers to finish integrating their digital TV broadcasting systems on time.

NBTC committee member Supinya Klangnarong has joined a meeting with all service providers, which include Mass Communication Organization of Thailand, Thai PBS, the Royal Thai Army and the Public Relations Department. The meeting briefed all parties on the progress of their digital broadcasting systems.

The NBTC committee member has said that the digital TV signal distribution has been successful, but some households have experienced disruptions due to incorrect installations.

More digital TV stations are expected to be established this month. There will be a total of 39 stations by the end of next year.


Marine Dept reveals transport industry facelift

BANGKOK, July 2015 (NNT) The Marine Department has unveiled its plan to revamp the marine transport services and organize a big event to boost tourism.

Director-General Chula Sukmanop said the Marine Department has begun to improve 17 ports in Bangkok and nearby provinces. Renovations include expanding passenger waiting areas, refurbishing facilities, and landscaping. The project is 15 percent complete.

As part of the plan to develop the country into the marina hub of Southeast Asia, the department has planned to organize a yacht festival showcasing more than 150 yachts and luxury boats. The event is expected to draw at least 3,000 visitors globally, giving publicity to marine tourism.

The Marine Department has also set aside a budget of 30 million baht to improve sea ports and boost border transport, trade and tourism.


Measures rolled out to tackle road collapses nationwide

BANGKOK, July 2015 (NNT) The Department of Rural Roads is rolling out solutions to a series of road collapses across the country, brought on by the drought crisis.

The department said canal-side roads generally remained intact due to the pressure of water in canals and the amount of rock and soil lining up against canals. The drought drained canals and caused the soil to dissolve, prompting road surface to crack.

It was revealed that roads under the supervision of the department suffer collapses with an estimated total length of 5.2 kilometer, which is 0.2 percent of the entire distance.

Warning signs and road barriers have erected to improve road safety in areas with major collapses. Repair work will be carried out during the next 7-10 days. Drilling operations will be conducted to design better methods to fortify the roads.

In addition, the department has announced measures to prevent further subsidence. 10-wheel trucks driving past canal-side roads cannot weigh over 18 tons, and relevant agencies are required to better manage canal dredging and maintain water levels.


MOPH & AOT sign deal to develop Styrofoam-zero airport restaurants

BANGKOK, July 2015 (NNT) The Department of Disease Control and the Department of Health have signed an agreement with Airports of Thailand Plc (AOT) to raise the standards of airport restaurants.

The deal is intended to encourage operators of food outlets in all airports to pay more attention to safety and cleanliness of their food and facilities, in order for airport restaurants across the country to on par with the World Health Organization’s standards.

Eateries of which the quality of products and services is in compliance with the Ministry of Public Health’s requirements will be given Clean Food Good Taste certificates. The ministry has also planned to conduct a campaign seeking reduction of the use of polystyrene containers among food outlets and customers since this type of environmentally-unfriendly food container is blamed for a variety of health problems, including cancer.

The campaign will soon be launched in 10 airports countrywide.


Separated Sea tops 7 Wonders THAILAND 2015 rankings

KRABI, July 2015 (NNT) The Separated Sea tourist landmark of Krabi province was voted the number one destination, in the poll '7 Wonders THAILAND 2015'.

A website specializing in tourist destinations 7Wondersthailand.com has revealed the site's voting results in the 7 Wonders THAILAND 2015 polling, held for the 8th consecutive year.

The Separated Sea is an island complex situated in Krabi province, with a unique sand pathway that connects the islands during low tide and allows visitors to walk to the islands. The tropical destination was voted the number one attraction in the 7 Wonders THAILAND 2015. Runner up destinations included Ko Lipe Island in Satun, Ko Tachai Island in Phang Nga, Emerald Pond in Krabi, Erawan Waterfall in Kanchanaburi, Ko Phi Phi Le Island in Krabi, and Ko Lan in Chonburi.

Voting continued over a period of a year on the www.7wondersthailand.com website, where online users were allowed to cast their vote and share their comments and reviews on each attraction.

The website polling for the year 2016 began today, allowing the general public and tourists to vote for their favorite destination on the website. Site visitors are also encouraged to leave comments and detail their personal experience, in addition to voting.


Mobile fisheries legal processing units in Samut Songkhram launched

SAMUT SONGKRAM, July 2015, (NNT) Samut Songkhram Provincial Administration Office, Maritime Enforcement Coordination Center Area 1, Port In - Port Out Controlling Center, the Marine Department, the Fisheries Department, and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission this morning launched a mobile fisheries legal processing unit.

The units offer all kinds of legal processing services related to fisheries, which include fishing vessel registration, fishing permit and captain & First Mate certificates issuance, to name a few.

The mobile unit also gave lecture on the importance of legal fishing to about 700 fishing personnel who showed up for the registration.

The government has imposed strict fishing regulations on the sector as demanded by the EU since April, in its bid to address the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing issues in the country and regain trading partners' confidence in the fisheries sector


NCB regulates pharmacies to prevent drug abuse

BANGKOK, July 2015 (NNT) The Narcotics Control Board (NCB) is set to start regulating the sales of drugs at pharmacies to prevent the misuse of drugs especially in children and youth, says NCB Secretary-General.

The NCB Secretary-General Permpong Chaovalit stated that the NCB will work with related agencies to put an end on drug abuse, such as the misapplication of Procodyl painkiller in combination with other substances to induce intoxication, that is currently spreading among high school students.

He has said that the NCB will be conducting law enforcement, suppression operations, in-depth investigation, and random inspections at pharmacies in risk areas. There have been reports that pharmacies have been selling these items to children knowingly of their intention to induce intoxication through the misuse of drugs.

The NCB will campaign to reinforce medicine regulations to cover the drugs now being misused by children and youth, to only be available at the pharmacies certified by the Food and Drug Administration. Other social regulations may also be enforced, as well as raising the awareness at educational institutes on the prevention of drug abuse.

The NCB Secretary-General noted that these drugs will still be available at regular pharmacies, as the sale ban would likely affect the general public. He added that any pharmacies acting as a drug abusing retailer will face legal prosecution and the temporary suspension of the pharmacy license for 120 days.

Since the beginning of 2015, 40 pharmacies have already had their licenses suspended, while the city of Bangkok has been recognized as the risk area where this behavior of drug abuse is widespread.


Japan to develop eco-industrial park in Ratchaburi

RATCHABURI, July 2015 (NNT) The Governor of Ratchaburi and high-ranking personnel from the Ministry of Defense has traveled to Japan to observe the environmental management of Kitakyushu City, for use at the province's future eco-industrial park.

Kitakyushu is the northernmost city of Kyushu and an important port city for international trade. The Department of Industrial Works of Thailand and its Japanese counterpart earlier signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of the park.

An area covering 20,000 rai in Jombung district was chosen as the construction site. The new industrial estate will come equipped with a full range of facilities, including a hospital, a recreational park, government offices and a shopping complex. Construction has already begun and is 10 percent complete.

Japanese researchers chose Jombung to build the industrial estate due to the district’s geographical advantages, particularly its closeness to the capital city, low potential for earthquakes, and high altitude above sea level.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense is planning to build a commercial airport in Ratchaburi to accommodate its growing economy.


Irrigation Dept confirms rainy season to begin in August

BANGKOK, 15 July 2015 (NNT) The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has told drought-affected farmers to ready themselves for rice cultivation, as the rainy season is sure to arrive next month.

Based on weather forecasts from several agencies, RID Director-General Lertwirote Kowatana reported that the rainy season would begin in August. He explained the country has experienced an unusually long dry season this year due to the volatile climate.

Several meteorological institutes did not think the drought would last this long, given that water levels in the four main dams earlier this year were higher compared to the same period last year.

The impact of the El Nino climate was not noticeable until late May and early June, during which precipitation across all regions fell below average, prompting speculation of belated rainfall.

In response to the drought crisis, the RID adjusted its water management plan to reduce water supplies to 28 million cubic instead of 60 million cubic meters per day and request a delay in rice farming until the situation improves.


NBT Celebrates its 27th year anniversary

BANGKOK, 10 July 2015, (NNT) National Broadcasting Services of Thailand's (NBT) Channel 11 today celebrates its 27th anniversary.

Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi bestowed a flower bouquet, commemorating the station's founding. The bouquet was received by Public Relations Department (PRD) Director General Apinan Juntarungsri.

Earlier this morning, Mr. Apinan and NBT's management and employees attended a merit-making ceremony. Several representatives from private sectors and governmental units, including National Council for Peace and Order Spokesman Colonel Winthai Suvaree, visited NBT headquarters on Vibhavadi Road. They also made a donation through the channel to the Foundation for the Blind in Thailand under the patronage of H.M. the Queen.

The PRD chief thanked all NBT staff members for jobs well-done over the years, for bringing the latest, accurate news to Thais nationwide. He said the channel had always been an instrument of communication for both the public and the government.


Drought hits provinces across Thailand hard

BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 (NNT) Many provinces in regions across Thailand continue to be hit by the drought crisis, brought on by a long period of below-normal rainfall.

In Buengkarn, local authorities were unable to pump water from underground to supply farmers and residents due to drying canals and groundwater sources. A backhoe has been used to further pump up the water, which is red, mucky and undrinkable.

Chachoengsao authorities also found the level of salinity in their tap water soaring past standard level. Raw water sources are being procured to ensure adequate supply of water for residents. The province is purchasing water from the private sector and the Irrigation Department to relieve the drought condition.

Farmers in Nakhon Sawan, meanwhile, can do nothing but watch more of their crops dying due to severe water shortage. They are hoping for more rains later in the season to salvage the remainder of the crop in their farms.


Government allows unregistered boats 2-month period of grace

PATTANI, 10 July 2015 (NNT) The government has answered the plea of unregistered fishing boats by allowing them to catch fish for another two months, in a bid to maintain seafood supplies and stabilize market prices.

Unregistered fishing vessels have been allowed to go to sea again, after being forced to stay in port for more than ten days. The government decided to give these boats a two-month grace period to operate at sea while applying for fishing licenses and registration.

The announcement prompted a number of fishing operators to resume activities and gave their crews the opportunity to earn an income. Meanwhile, fresh fish markets regained some of their normal busy atmosphere, as licensed boats returned from sea and replenished stocks, causing prices to moderate accordingly.

All unregistered boats must acquire the correct type of license and registration within the two-month period of grace or face tough penalties.


Ban on alcohol sale near school campus enforced within a month

BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 (NNT) Deputy Prime Minister Yongyut Yuttawong has made known that Section 44 of the constitution is being invoked to ban the sale of alcoholic drinks near educational institutions.

Mr Yongyut, who chaired a meeting of relevant agencies, said the panel had approved the ban on alcohol sales within 300 metres radius of school and university campuses. The ban also extends to grocery stores and local shops that sell and distribute alcoholic beverages.

Section 44 and a soon-to-be-released order from the Prime Minister’s Office will allow the government to enforce the ban, effective 30 days after the announcement.

Business operators will be summoned for a meeting to clarify the government’s ban. Entertainment areas which include Ratchada, Patpong and New Phetchaburi will be exempt from the ban.

A group representing 3,400 businesses nationwide earlier said 125,000 jobs will be lost immediately once the ban is implemented.


MFA stresses Chinese Government to justly treat Uighur refugees

BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 (NNT) The Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has confirmed that the Chinese government will ensure fair treatment to all deported Uighur refugees and even provide appropriate work to the deportees who are not involved in criminal activities.

The MFA spokesman and Department of Information Director-General Sek Wannamethee has addressed the concerns over the deportation of Uighur refugees back to China that the Chinese government assured the Thai government that all refugees will receive fair treatment, guaranteeing their safety.

He cited that the Chinese government will ensure refugees will be brought back into society with appropriate work ensured, provided that they are not involved in any criminal activities.

Chinese authorities have also invited Thailand to send its delegation to monitor the entire procedure, while the Office of the National Security Council will respond by sending a delegation of government agency personnel and representatives of international organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to monitor the procedures as invited, the MFA spokesman has said.


Every sector in Maha Sarakham province signs MOU on alcohol control

MAHA SARAKHAM, 10 July 2015 (NNT) Representatives of every sector in Maha Sarakham province have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on alcohol control.
The provincial governor led representatives of all sectors in the province in the signing of an MOU introducing the 2015 "Strategic Provinces on Alcohol Control" program, to jointly push for community awareness of the effects and problems of alcohol abuse.
Related sectors including government organizations, educational institutes, the local administrative office, police, soldiers, 13 district chiefs, members of the private sector and organizations, all signed the MOU. The provincial public health office in collaboration with the Stop Drink Network and the Thai Health Promotion Foundation have implemented the agreement to raise community awareness of the problems associated with alcoholic beverages.
Statistics show that Maha Sarakham province is the worst affected province with 24.10 percent of youths aged 15-18 years old consuming alcohol. The public health ministry's declaration of the alcohol control act will limit youth's exposure to alcoholic beverages through sales restrictions at various locations such as in government grounds, educational institutes, temples, public health service centers, public parks, and gas stations for example. These places will be off limits for the sale or drinking of alcohol according to the law while policies to decrease alcohol consumption by young members of society, will also be promoted.
Apart from the signing of an MOU, the move also included a strategic discussion on the matter, to be used as a tool according to the the program's goals.


Police chief says talk of lost Koh Tao DNA a misunderstanding

BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 (NNT) The Royal Thai Police chief has clarified that the DNA samples in the Koh Tao murder case had been stored at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, quelling allegations that the evidence was lost during investigation.

The Royal Thai Police Commissioner-General Pol Gen Somyot Pumpunmuang, addressed a misunderstanding about the DNA samples in the Koh Tao murder case, giving an assurance that the evidence was not lost.

He cited the Provincial Police Region 8 Commissioner, stating that all collected DNA samples from the date of the incident had been sent to the Institute of Forensic Medicine by investigators, before being examined by the Central Scientific Crime Detection Division.

The examination results of the DNA samples have been used to compile forensic evidence for the case's court proceedings.

Regarding the investigator’s statement to the court claiming that the samples had not been stored, the Police Chief explained that it is not the investigator's task to store the evidence, as only the examination results were required during the court procession. Lawyers can request access to the examination results directly through the court. Once the court accepts the request, a command will be issued to the police to forward the examination results to the lawyer.

He also advised that evidence apart from the DNA results, such as the surrounding witnesses and other items found at the crime scene, will also be utilized in the court proceedings in this case.


CDC retains provision allowing for unelected Prime Minister

BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 (NNT) The Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) has finalized its revision of 202 sections in the new constitution and is in the process of discussing Chapter 5, regarding finance and budget.

The charter drafters retained the selection process of the Prime Minister with two possible scenarios. An individual may assume the premiership if he or she is a Member of Parliament (MP) with a majority vote from the lower house, or a non-MP with a two-thirds or supermajority vote from the lower house.

The CDC struck out the provision that requires the Senate to vet the qualifications of Cabinet members. They also revised Section 184 to stipulate that if more than half of the Cabinet were to resign, then the deputy ministers of the associated ministries would take their places.


2016 budget draft for 12 ministries passed with 5 bn baht cut

BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 (NNT) A parliamentary committee responsible for vetting the Budget Expenditure Bill B.E. 2559 has approved the financial outlay of 12 ministries with a total cut of 5 billion baht, the committee’s spokesman says.

Spokesman of the committee Lt Gen Chatudom Titthasiri explained that the budgets of 12 ministries have already passed the committee’s consideration, and the panel is now looking into the budget of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security.

He said that the consideration was progressing within the designated timeframe with the approved budget already totalling 1.027 trillion baht out of the 2.72 trillion baht. According to him, about 5.82 billion baht has already been cut from the budget requests. The cuts are on such projects as personnel training, heavy goods procurement, and non-urgent construction.

The Spokesman added that all ministries have been urged to manage their budget in line with the government’s problem-solving priority so that the allocations will give the maximum benefit to the country and the public.


AMLO issues fraud warning after reports of call center gang

BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 (NNT) The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) has issued a warning to the public, asking them not to fall easy prey to con-man claiming to be AMLO authorities.

The issuance of warning came in response to reports that a number of people have been tricked into losing millions of baht daily to a call center gang disguising itself as the AMLO. The bogus callers usually scare their victims by accusing them of being involved in drug crimes, and then order the victims to prove their innocence by transferring their money the gang’s account for verification of its origin.

According to the AMLO, people who fall prey to these tricksters are those who rarely follow news. The scam is rampant in Northern and Southern provinces as well as the vicinity of Bangkok. The agency advised those getting this type of telephone call to stay calm and then hang up immediately.

Anyone experiencing such an incident can call the AMLO’s 1710 hotline to inform officials.


PM: Petroleum laws to be decided by NLA

BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 (NTT) Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha says revision of the recent controversial petroleum legislation rests with the judgement of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA)

In response to the civic network for Thailand’s energy reform's recent criticism against two pieces of petroleum legislation approved by the Cabinet, Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha said the petroleum laws must be designed to attract foreign investors and provide fair compensation to stakeholders. He also said it was the duty of the NLA to make adjustments to the law.


Landscaping along Bike for Mom route progressing by 80%

BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 (NNT) The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced 80 percent progress in its improvement of the landscape along the route of the upcoming Bike for Mom activity.

Executives of the BMA have followed up on the landscaping works being conducted on several roads ahead of the Bike for Mom campaign in honor of Her Majesty the Queen on her 83rd birthday anniversary this August 12. Accompanying the BMA executives were officials from six districts of Bangkok where the participating cyclists will be traveling through, namely Dusit, Ratchathewi, Phayathai, Chatuchak, Bang Khen and Din Daeng districts.

Thus far, the landscaping of all the featured roads has progressed by 80 percent. Responsible authorities are trimming branches, rearranging utility lines, cleaning sidewalks and repainting traffic lines while promotional banners for the Bike for Mom activity are being installed across the city in an effort to draw in more participants.

According to the BMA, the road surface on Si Ayutthaya Road, Phahonyothin Road and around the Victory Monument is being improved and completion is expected no later than July 20. In order to avoid obstructing people’s commute, the works are being carried out only at night without any road closure.


Thai workers in Turkey safe, no injunction to prevent job seeking

BANGKOK, 19 July 2015 (NNT) The Director-General of the Department of Employment (DOE) has confirmed that all of the 459 Thai workers in Turkey are safe, and it is still unnecessary to issue an injunction to prevent Thai labour from seeking jobs there.

DOE Director-General Sumet Mahosot has asserted that all the Thai workers in Turkey are safe and in contact with Thai officials, especially the workers being employed through two recruiting agencies. He indicated that those workers have received good care from the employers and encountered no threats or harms from the local people.

He has said that the DOE has coordinated with the Royal Thai Embassy in Ankara, Turkey to take care of the safety and welfare of the Thai workers while the advisory notification is yet to be announced to the workers.

He said job placements in Turkey may continue as usual, but the recruiting agencies and Thai workers must check for the safety conditions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs prior to their travel.

Meanwhile, the Managing Director of Grerks Thai Enterprise Recruitment Company has said that he has ordered the foreman staying in the Thai workers’ camp in Turkey to instruct the workers not to leave the factory premises, and the company still does not cancel new job placements as there is neither protest nor violent incident around the working area.

He said however that the company will immediately cooperate with related agencies to carry out evacuation of workers should the situation escalate to a dangerous level.


NLA visits agricultural cooperatives in Petchaburi Province

BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 (NNT) The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) committee on agriculture and cooperatives has visited Petchaburi Province in order to gather useful feedback for reform.

The committee was greeted by the governor of Petchaburi Province, who gave an overview of the overall state of the province’s economy, and the head of Petchaburi Province’s agriculture and cooperatives group, who delivered a speech on the province’s agricultural matters.

The NLA committee gathered that the province still lacked adequate agricultural unions and cooperatives compared with the other 45 credit unions nationwide.

The committee then proceeded to visit the various cooperatives in the province to observe their management.


PM chairs board of investment meeting

BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 (NNT) Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has chaired a meeting to follow up on the progress of investments in the country during the first five months of this year.

The Prime Minister has presided over the meeting of the Board of Investment (BOI) in order to assess the impacts the recent Chinese equities market crash could have on the country, as well as to hear the report on investments in the country during the first five months of this year.

Major investment projects from the BOI included the purchasing of electricity from bio-fuel plants in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand. The meeting also touched on the lifting of restrictions on small- to medium-size enterprises in accordance with its policy of facilitating investment in the country’s special economic zones as well as the southern border provinces. The meeting in addition discussed measures to promote social enterprises, set special fees for metal products and the potential revision of the Investment Promotion Act (1977)


Vietnamese Consul-General calls on Mukdahan Governor

MUKDAHAN, 10 July 2015 (NNT) The Vietnamese Consul-General has paid an official visit to the Governor of Mukdahan, after his recent promotion to the governing post.

The Governor of Mukdahan Sakolsarit Boonpradit, along with officials from government agencies, welcomed the Vietnamese Consul-General to Khon Kaen, Nguyen Ngoc Son and his party today, on the occasion of the Consul-General’s official visit to Mukdahan.

The two sides discussed administrative matters, involving tightening relations between the two countries at the local level, through the twin cities agreement between Mukdahan, Thailand and Quang Tri, Vietnam. Cooperation has also extended to promotion of trade cooperation, tourism, cultural exchanges, transportation, assistance to Vietnamese workers in Thailand, and assistance to Vietnamese-Thais living in Mukdahan.

The Vietnamese Consul-General thanked the Mukdahan Governor and all related agencies for their support of the Vietnamese-Thai community in the province, and expressed his stance that supports bilateral developments at the local and government level, that are appropriate to his role.

The Mukdahan Governor said that relations between the province and the Vietnamese-Thai community in the province were bolstered by the twin cities agreement that has led to mutual exchanges in culture, trade, and tourism. He added that the Mukdahan border post will continue to serve the many Thais traveling to Vietnam each year.


Cambodian Deputy PM visits PM Prayut to tighten bilateral ties

BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 (NNT) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cambodia Hor Namhong has paid a courtesy call on Thai Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, with a view to strengthening the two countries’ relations.

Deputy Government Spokesperson Maj Gen Weerachon Sukontapatipak revealed that Prime Minister Prayut today had a chance to meet with Mr Namhong at Government House on the occasion of the latter’s official visit to Thailand to attend the Foreign Ministers’ Retreat.

According to Maj Gen Weerachon, the two sides expressed contentment with the situation along the Thai-Cambodian border which has remained peaceful. They also discussed the joint development of border trade and the determination to uplift the quality of life for laborers. Other topics included bilateral cooperation in transport and tourism.

The Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister reportedly informed Gen Prayut that preparations are being made for the visit to Cambodia by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in early 2016. He said activities will be held to honor the Princess for her role in educational development and betterment of Cambodian workers’ living condition.

Maj Gen Weerachon noted that the Thai-Cambodian relationship is blossoming this year as the two neighbors are set to celebrate the 65th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.


Stricter security ordered after worldwide criticism over Uighur deportation

BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 (NNT) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has ordered Thai embassies and consulates-general worldwide to step up security for the safety of Thai nationals after worldwide criticism over Thai Government’s deportations of a hundred Uighur refugees to China, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sek Wannamethee revealed on Friday.

Mr.Sek continued that the ministry has emphasized to all Thai embassies across the world to keep contact with the Thai communities in their respective countries and step up security at their premises.

The Turkish government has tightened security at the Thai Embassy in Ankara as well as Thai communities in the country. The embassy’s officials still work normally except those in the consular section which is temporarily closed. Thais in Turkey are able to contact the embassy by phone to ensure their safety.

In Germany, more police have been deployed around the Thai Embassy in Berlin on Friday afternoon following reports of a possible protest.

Mr.Sek mentioned the Muslim Uighurs illegally entered Thai territory by claiming that they were Turkish. Sixty Uighurs staying in Thailand are pending citizenship verification, and authorities are conducting the process with discretion.


DOAE to request THB900m budget to relieve post-Sep drought

BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 (NNT) Director-General of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DOAE) Olarn Pitak has revealed his office will request a THB900m budget for use in encouraging economomical use of water in the agricultural sector, at the Cabinet meeting next week.

He revealed the measure on Friday after charing the opening ceremony of a seminar which was participated by the private sector and farmers to draw up measures in preparation for the ongoing low water reserve.

Despite a forecast of higher rainfall from July to October, the official said farmers should be prepared for another round of drought which predictably comes after September onwards. The situation could be a cause of worry for farmers in 22 provinces across the Chao Phraya River Basin where rice cultivation has already begun on an area of 1.4 million rai.

The proposed budget aims to relieve effects of the drought in the agricultural sector. Accordingly, farmers are suggested to grow alternative crops which are also in high demand in the market but consume less water such as field corns, green beans, soybeans and so on.

Mr.Olarn added that the DOAE would ask the government to reduce the interest rate of agricultural loans by at least 2% for farmers who have cooperated in postponing their off-season rice planting or growing alternative plants as suggested by the DOAE.


 

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