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Don Mueang duty-free concession soon up for bids

By THE NATION

 

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Airports of Thailand (AOT) president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn says the state agency would go ahead and invite companies to bid this week for the duty-free concession at Don Mueang International Airport.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128450-don-mueang-duty-free-concession-soon-up-for-bids/

 

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Some 6,000 Thai workers living in Japan’s typhoon-hit areas

By The Nation

 

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MR Chatumongol Sonakul, Labour Minister

 

Labour Minister MR Chatumongol Sonakul has expressed concern for Thai workers living in areas of Japan that were lashed by Typhoon Hagibis on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128453-some-6000-thai-workers-living-in-japan’s-typhoon-hit-areas/

 

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THAI resumes regular flights as Narita reopens

By The Nation

 

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With Typhoon Higibis having now cleared Japan, Thai Airways resumed its regular service between Bangkok and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport this morning (13 Oct) at 4.39am.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128456-thai-resumes-regular-flights-as-narita-reopens/

 

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"Eat, Shop, Spend” campaign reaches registration target

By The Nation

 

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Ten million people signed up for the Eat, Shop, Spend campaign between its launch on September 23 and today, its website announced in a post that also expressed thanks to those who have chosen to participate.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128457-eat-shop-spend”-campaign-reaches-registration-target/

 

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Kasidit inscribes his name among All Thailand golf title winners

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
The Nation

 

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Former SEA Games national player Kasidit Lepkurte earned his maiden All Thailand Golf Tour title with a three-stroke victory after the final round of the Bt3-million Singha Pattaya Open at the Burapha Golf & Resort (A,B) in Chon Buri province on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128459-kasidit-inscribes-his-name-among-all-thailand-golf-title-winners/

 

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NHSO successful in ensuring health coverage for all

By The Nation

 

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Karoon Kuntiranont, the deputy secretary-general of the National Health Security Office

 

Established in 2002, the National Health Security Office (NHSO) was mandated by a Cabinet resolution on March 26, 2013 to handle the reimbursement of medical expenses from public health funds through the National Clearing House (NCH) system as well as to work with other agencies to establish National Health Information Centre to serve as a national database for use in the management of medical welfare.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128461-nhso-successful-in-ensuring-health-coverage-for-all/

 

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Army chief does not expect everyone to believe him, says Army spokesman

 

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Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong did not force or expect anyone to believe in what he said yesterday about a “hybrid war” being waged by a collection of ill-intentioned politicians, remnants of communist ideologies and anti-establishment elements to destroy the country, said Army spokesman Col Winthai Suvaree Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128462-army-chief-does-not-expect-everyone-to-believe-him-says-army-spokesman/

 

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Bhumjaithai ministers threaten to quit if controversial herbicides are not banned

 

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Increasing pressure was applied to the National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) when Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced today that the Bhumjaithai party’s ministers, who oversee the use of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, will resign if the committee does not decide to completely ban the three toxic chemicals.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128463-bhumjaithai-ministers-threaten-to-quit-if-controversial-herbicides-are-not-banned/

 

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Thanathorn says General Apirat’s controversial speech may fuel hatred among Thais

 

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Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit expressed concern Saturday that Army Command-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong’s speech, given at the Army headquarters, may fuel the fire of hatred among a Thai people, who are already divided by their political differences.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128464-thanathorn-says-general-apirat’s-controversial-speech-may-fuel-hatred-among-thais/

 

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Water supply shut-off to affect Rawai beachfront

By The Phuket News

 

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The water shut-off on Tuesday will affect the Rawai beachfront. Image: PWA

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) has announced that the mains water supply will be shut off in parts of Rawai on Tuesday (Oct 15) as a new water pipe is fitted in front of The Title Beach Front condo resort complex on the Rawai beachfront.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128467-water-supply-shut-off-to-affect-rawai-beachfront/

 

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Phuket Opinion: Making waves, making money

By The Phuket News

 

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The arrival of each new superyacht using Phuket as a base for touring the region bodes well for the island's marine tourism industry. Photo: Sanlorenzo

 

PHUKET: The news from Simpson Marine this past week announcing that the first Sanlorenzo SL86 in Asia has been handed over to owners in Phuket and is now cruising around Southeast Asia marks a serious benchmark in Phuket’s marine industry.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128468-phuket-opinion-making-waves-making-money/

 

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Finance Ministry approves stimulus package to spur tourism

By The Thaiger

 

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The Finance Ministry has now approved a stimulus package for the last three months of the year to boost Thailand’s tourism sector. The aim is achieve a 3% growth rate.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128469-finance-ministry-approves-stimulus-package-to-spur-tourism/

 

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Nearly 200,000 participants in "Taste, Shop, Spend" campaign will lose privileges if not accessed in time

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Though 10 million people have registered for the ’’Taste, Shop, Spend’’ campaign, some who may have failed to get verified earlier might now obtain privileges in place of those who have failed to comply actively within 14 days of the date on which confirmation was sent via SMS.

 

Full stony: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128470-nearly-200000-participants-in-taste-shop-spend-campaign-will-lose-privileges-if-not-accessed-in-time/

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