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Graffiti wall become the longest landmark in the northeast

By The Nation

 

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Nakhon Ratchasima’s Culture Office has invited more than 30 graffiti artists to create works on the theme ”Korat: the art city” after the government named Chiang Rai, Krabi, and Nakhon Ratchasima or Korat as it is colloquially known, as pilot cities for arts. The city has also been selected to host the 2nd Thailand Biennale, a biannual international contemporary art exhibition.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133452-graffiti-wall-become-the-longest-landmark-in-the-northeast/

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Flat growth in tourist arrivals to Chiang Mai 

By The Nation

 

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The number of Thai and foreign tourists visiting Chiang Mai since January 1, 2019 remained unchanged year on year while the number of hotels has increased from 2,200-2,300 in 2017 to 4,000, offering 10,000 more rooms to a total of 60,000, said La-Iad Bungsrithong, President of the Northern Thai Hotel Association.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133456-flat-growth-in-tourist-arrivals-to-chiang-mai/

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Electricity cost to average Bt3.64 per unit for Jan-Apr 2020 period

By The Nation

 

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Narupat Amornkosit

 

The Office of the Energy Regulatory Commission of Thailand (ERC) will fix the fuel adjustment cost at Bt11.60 per unit, resulting in an average electricity cost of Bt3.64 per unit (VAT not included) for electricity bills during the January to April 2020 period.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133480-electricity-cost-to-average-bt364-per-unit-for-jan-apr-2020-period/

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Agriculture sector GDP forecast to grow up to 1.5%

By THE NATION

 

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The agriculture sector gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 1.1 per cent in the third quarter (July to September) compared to the same period last year due to increased prices especially for rice and maize, Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) secretary-general Rapibhat Chandarasrivongs said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133501-agriculture-sector-gdp-forecast-to-grow-up-to-15/

 

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Deputy commerce minister seeks to expand market channels for water chestnut

By THE NATION

 

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Deputy Commerce Minister Weerasak Wangsuphakijkosol together with Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) officials visited Suphan Buri to observe first-hand the manufacturing and quality checking process of water chestnut, aiming to expand marketing channels of the province’s characteristic geographical indication (GI) product.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133502-deputy-commerce-minister-seeks-to-expand-market-channels-for-water-chestnut/

 

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Krungsri innovation hastens fund transfers between Thai, Laos businesses

By THE NATION

 

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Bank of Ayudhya Pcl (Krungsri) has introduced Krungsri Blockchain Interledger, a real-time international funds transfer service between Thailand and Laos for transactions in both US dollar and Thai baht, in facilitation of efficient cross-border trade.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133503-krungsri-innovation-hastens-fund-transfers-between-thai-laos-businesses/

 

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Finance proposes ministry's deputy secretary as next THAI boss

By THE NATION

 

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Deputy Transport Minister Thaworn Senneam, left

 

Deputy Transport Minister Thaworn Senneam said yesterday (November 11) that the Finance Ministry would propose the ministry's Deputy Permanent Secretary Chakkrit Parapuntakul as the next board chairman of Thai Airways International (THAI).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133504-finance-proposes-ministrys-deputy-secretary-as-next-thai-boss/

 

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Meet pushes for set-up of digital investment agency

By THE NATION

 

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Suphachai, left, and Kalin

 

The government should set up an office dedicated to promoting investment in digital business in Thailand, said Digital Council of Thailand's chairman Suphachai Chearavanont, after a meeting between the council and the Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Trade of Thailand yesterday (November 11).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133505-meet-pushes-for-set-up-of-digital-investment-agency/

 

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Fans live it up as Man City’s trophy tour reaches Bangkok

By THE NATION

 

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Fans in the Skykick Arena were getting ready for CityLive!

 

Manchester City brought six trophies to Bangkok on Sunday after visiting Chiang Mai on Tuesday (November 5) to celebrate with fans as part of their global trophy tour, presented by Etihad Airways.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133506-fans-live-it-up-as-man-city’s-trophy-tour-reaches-bangkok/

 

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Thailand Master to top off 2019 Asian Tour

By THE NATION

 

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Thongchai Jaidee, middle, and VIP guests in a photo session.

 

The 2019 Asian Tour season will reach its climax with the Thailand Masters at the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club next month.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133507-thailand-master-to-top-off-2019-asian-tour/

 

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Chaiwat to report to DSI to acknowledge charges related to Billy’s case

 

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Former Kaeng Krachan national park chief Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson said today (Monday) that he will report to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) tomorrow to acknowledge the charges filed against him in connection with the disappearance and murder of Karen community rights activist Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen five years ago.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133454-dsi-to-request-arrest-warrant-for-suspects-in-billy’s-murder/?do=findComment&comment=14756817

 

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Probe into Palang Pracharat MP Pareena’s land in Ratchaburi

 

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Natural Resources and Environment Minister Warawut Silpa-archa has ordered an investigation into the reported occupation of more than 102 hectares of state land, in Chom Bung district of Thailand’s central province of Ratchaburi, by Palang Pracharat MP Pareena Kraikupt.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133508-probe-into-palang-pracharat-mp-pareena’s-land-in-ratchaburi/

 

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Phuket officials crunch numbers to stave off island water-shortage crisis

 

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A poster posted by the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department today (Nov 11) calls on people to use household water as sparingly as they can. Image: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Wongsakorn Nunchukan on behalf of the Phuket provincial government has urged people across the island to use household water sparingly in order to make the island’s reserves last as long as possible.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133511-phuket-officials-crunch-numbers-to-stave-off-island-water-shortage-crisis/

 

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PM Prayut visits Ratchaburi, says government works for all people

 

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RATCHABURI (NNT) - Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prayut Chano-cha, has insisted that the government is committed to resolving all problems, and people in all provinces must benefit from this democratically-elected government.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133512-pm-prayut-visits-ratchaburi-says-government-works-for-all-people/

 

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PM Prayut instructs Royal Thai Armed Forces to support ADMM

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has instructed the Royal Thai Armed Forces to jointly support the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) and adhere to the ADMM’s Joint Declaration on Sustainable Security.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133513-pm-prayut-instructs-royal-thai-armed-forces-to-support-admm/

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