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Research center set up to study impact of microplastics

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Chulalongkorn University has joined the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, the Pollution Control Department and 7 educational institutes from Japan, to establish a marine debris research center to indentify effects of microplastic contamination in the environment.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128343-research-center-set-up-to-study-impact-of-microplastics/

 

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Thailand ready to host ASEAN Summit on Nov 2 - 4

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Director-General of the Department of Information and spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) disclosed that Thailand is ready to host the 35th ASEAN Summit and related meetings from November 2 - 4, 2019.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128344-thailand-ready-to-host-asean-summit-on-nov-2-4/

 

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PM Prayut concerned about low-income earners, looks for measures for quality of life improvements

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BANGKOK (NNT) - During the "Government Weekly" program on the Thai Khu Fah Facebook page, Prime Minister/Defense Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said he was concerned about low-income earners and was seeking additional measures to help them.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128345-pm-prayut-concerned-about-low-income-earners-looks-for-measures-for-quality-of-life-improvements/

 

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MFA: Thai nationals in typhoon-hit Japan safe

Na-ark Rojanasuvan

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand has reported that no Thai nationals in Japan have been injured or killed as category-five Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall on the island country Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128346-mfa-thai-nationals-in-typhoon-hit-japan-safe/

 

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People nationwide join activities in commemoration of the late King Rama IX

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THAILAND (NNT) - As the memorial day for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great on October 13th approaches, Thai people nationwide are joining commemorative activities.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128347-people-nationwide-join-activities-in-commemoration-of-the-late-king-rama-ix/

 

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CAT Telecom warns public of scams

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - There have recently been reports of a fake website imitating a famous brand asking users to complete a survey and fill out their personal information, while luring users with phone numbers to call and redeem prizes. The calls ended up reaching recipients in a foreign country, causing callers to be charged at international rates.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128349-cat-telecom-warns-public-of-scams/

 

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End of Buddhist Lent: Nakhon Phanom villagers prepare illuminated boat procession

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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Nakhon Phanom (NNT) - The end of Buddhist Lent this weekend is being marked by a special Illuminated Boat Procession on the Mekong river in Nakhon Phanom. Villagers today came to the riverside to build illuminated boats and open booths promoting the identity and heritage of different communities in the province.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128350-end-of-buddhist-lent-nakhon-phanom-villagers-prepare-illuminated-boat-procession/

 

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Government accelerates rehabilitation of flood-affected areas

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UBON RATCHATHANI (NNT) - According to a survey of damage from floods by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), there are still two districts of Ubon Ratchathani province, namely Mueang Ubon Ratchathani district and Warin Chamrap district currently facing a flood situation.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128351-government-accelerates-rehabilitation-of-flood-affected-areas/

 

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Thailand to host PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - To promote tourism and meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, or MICE industry, tourism organizations are set to hold this year’s "PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019", promoting Pattaya as a tourism development model with the aim of becoming the MICE Metropolis of the eastern region.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128357-thailand-to-host-pata-destination-marketing-forum-2019/

 

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SCB still has confidence in Thailand’s economic foundations

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand is one of several countries suffering from the trade war between the U.S. and China, affecting the country’s growth in the export sector and raising the value of the Thai currency, forcibly making Thai exports less competitive. The overall Thai economy however remains robust following the government’s investments in large projects and the Eastern Economic Corridor.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128358-scb-still-has-confidence-in-thailand’s-economic-foundations/

 

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Phuket authorities confirm alcohol ban Sunday (starts midnight) for 24 hours

By The Thaiger

 

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The Phuket Vice Governor and acting Phuket Governor, Supot Rodruang, declared that he has sent an urgent letter from the Department of Provincial Administration to the authorities of the three districts of Phuket to strictly prohibit alcohol sales for 24 hours across Phuket tomorrow (starting midnight tonight) as it is the end of Buddhist Lent tomorrow (Sunday).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128359-phuket-authorities-confirm-alcohol-ban-sunday-starts-midnight-for-24-hours/

 

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Angry driver terrifies employees at Chonburi gas station

By May Taylor

 

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An employee at a Chonburi gas station has told a Sanook news team how the behaviour of an angry truck driver left her and her colleagues terrified.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128360-angry-driver-terrifies-employees-at-chonburi-gas-station/

 

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Protest leaders in Ecuador accept talks with government, president imposes Quito curfew

By Alberto Fajardo and Alexandra Valencia

 

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QUITO (Reuters) - An indigenous group in Ecuador that has led protests for more than a week against a law that ended fuel subsidies said on Saturday it has accepted direct talks with President Lenin Moreno, the first sign of a possible breakthrough in the dispute.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128361-protest-leaders-in-ecuador-accept-talks-with-government-president-imposes-quito-curfew/

 

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Four dead, 17 missing as fierce typhoon pounds Tokyo

By Makiko Yamazaki and Kiyoshi Takenaka

 

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Four people were killed and 17 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralyzed Tokyo, flooding rivers and putting millions under evacuation warning before it plowed up the northeastern coast.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128362-four-dead-17-missing-as-fierce-typhoon-pounds-tokyo/

 

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