Thailand to Air Concerns with River Commission over Drought, Chinese Dams in Mekong

Thailand will raise concerns about its current drought during a Mekong River Commission meeting expected next month, the Thai water-resources chief said, as local farmers complained that dams in China were choking the waterway on which millions depend for their livelihoods.Somkiat Prajamwong, director of Thailand’s ...

Government hospitals to get more funding

The Social Security Office (SSO) will increase the contribution it pays to its affiliated hospitals by 16% in order to improve the quality of care provided at the facilities, said permanent labour secretary and SSO chairman Suthi Sukosol on Wednesday.Mr Suthi said the decision to ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Huge new stimulus package coming: Somkid

Thailand needs to rev up both public and private investment, including infrastructure development as well as the promotion of the tourism and service sectors, to boost economic growth this year, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak told a business seminar on Wednesday.The central bank estimated 2019 ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Activists set up camp over land issues

Members of a land rights advocacy group on Monday set up camp near the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, calling on it to resolve land disputes between villagers and the state.The People’s Movement for a Just Society, or P-Move, also petitioned Natural Resources and ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Minister raises alarm over increasing ‘fake news’ and hacking

The Minister of Digital Economy, Puttipong Punnakanta, held a meeting with the National Cyber Security Committee (NCSC) about the increasing fake news and cyberattacks both within the country and from neighbouring countries. He said hackers used SIM cards registered in neighbouring countries to try to access ...

The Nation Reporter

Strong baht a double-edged sword to farm sector

The strengthening baht is a double-edged sword to the Thai agriculture industry , said Rapibhat Chandarasrivongs, secretary general of the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE).In 2019, the Thai currency gained 5 per cent in value against the US dollar, from Bt31.81/dollar in January to Bt30.22 ...

The Nation Reporter

People and Forest Forum 2020

We are inviting correspondents and interested people for the forum “People and Forest Forum 2020”, forum of global warming situations, real action of forest sector and products from local community forests around Thailand. Forests can play different roles in the carbon cycle, such as forest restoration ...

The Asia-Pacific People’s Forum on Sustainable Development 2020

Engaging major groups and other stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is convening the seventh Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) in Bangkok on 25 – 27 March 2020.This is ...

A series of Data Literacy Training

Data literacy is the ability to read, understand, work with, analyze, and argue with data. It is also the ability to derive meaningful information from data. Data literacy is not simply the ability to read text since it requires quantitative and analytical skills (for example: ...

Open Development Thailand publishes a new topic page on Forests and Forestry

Open Development Thailand (ODT) recently published a new topic page on “Forests and Forestry,” which overviews changes of forest cover, deforestation drivers, communities’ role, and increasing governance through FLEGT/REDD+ implementation in Thailand. You will gain insights on total forest loss and key drivers of deforestation. Access ...

Open Development Mekong publishes a case study of Chiang Khong Special Economic Zone

Open Development Mekong (ODM) recently published a new topic page on “Case Study: Chiang Khong Special Economic Zone,” which is a district of Chiang Rai SEZ and expected to be a transport hub linking several countries with various types of transportation infrastructure. Land, migration, human ...

Open Development Thailand has published 4 new pages on sustainable development goals.

Recently Open Development Thailand published 4 new pages: a topic page on SDG, SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation, SDG 14 Life below water, and CSO’s efforts in SDGs. SDGs in Thailand has been guided through its own development framework, known as the Sufficiency Economy ...

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