More restrictions to be enforced in Bangkok from April 18

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Friday announced additional measures in a bid to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, in line with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s decision to place Bangkok and 17 other provinces in red zone, or highest control area.“In the red zone ...

The Nation Reporter

Council hints at layoffs

The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) estimates the industry’s unemployment rate in the second quarter could reach between 2-2.5 million as reopening plans might be delayed if the government cannot flatten the virus curve within a month.Chamnan Srisawat, president of TCT, said staff had been ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Feel the people’s power flow

Amid the jubilation, there was a brief moment of uneasiness. Last September, during a ceremony to award the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Equator Prize held at the Boon Rueang wetland forest in Chiang Rai province, participants noticed the ground was much drier than it ...

No curfew, gatherings banned for 2 weeks

Authorities have decided against a curfew but schools will be closed while large gatherings and other high-risk activities will be suspended for two weeks from Sunday to control the fast-spreading new Covid-19 outbreak.Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has also ordered officials to seek more sources of ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Covid-19 situation in Thailand could determine baht's value

The baht opened at 31.17 to the US dollar on Friday, strengthening from its close of 31.49 on Monday.The Thai currency is likely to move between 31.15 and 31.25 during the day, Krungthai Bank market strategist Poon Panichpibool said.He expected the baht to strengthen due ...

The Nation Reporter

New housing policy for Thailand’s low-income sector approved

The state enterprise policy committee on Friday approved the National Housing Authority’s house-rental project for the low-income sector.The committee, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, agreed that 100,000 homes be provided over the next five years or 20,000 per year. The houses will be in ...

The Nation Reporter

Webinar | Indigenous Peoples forests governance: a fundamental strategy in preserving forests and reducing carbon emissions

April 22nd, 2021 | 8:00PM – 09:30PM (Bangkok Time)Join the Ford Foundation, the Land Portal Foundation, the Tenure Facility and the Thomson Reuters Foundation for a webinar on April 22nd, Earth Day. This webinar will provide an opportunity to review the report “Forest Governance by ...

Facebook Live | Thailand's Digital Government Development Plan

The Digital Government Development Plan of Thailand is approved by the cabinet to be “driving government into digital government”.Watch LIVE, the announcement of the Digital Government Development Plan of Thailand 2020-2022. Let’s see how we can transform the current government into digital government ? and what ...

UNITE 2030’s Youth Delegate Program

The Youth Delegate Program is a 3-month intensive leadership and action-oriented program that supports youth between the ages of 18 and 30 to develop the leadership skills and competencies required to solve The Global Goals by the year 2030.UNITE 2030 Youth Delegates Delegates are instrumental ...

Open Development Thailand publishes a dashboard on “Essential Information on COVID-19 in Thailand."

Open Development Thailand (ODT) recently published a dashboard on “Essential Information on COVID-19 in Thailand,” which collects useful information on the nationwide measures, capacity of health services and medical workforces, hotline contact, educational videos,  and infection cases over time.   Access to the page>>  ...

Open Development Thailand publishes new pages on COVID-19 Impact on Thai Labor Market and its Dashboard

Open Development Thailand (ODT) recently published a new topic page on “COVID-19 Impact on Thai Labour Market,” which shows that the lockdown measure and other COVID-19 measures significantly affected jobs and workers in Q2/2020. The data dashboard will provide you insights to understand vulnerable informal ...

Open Development Thailand publishes a new topic page on "COVID-19 in Thailand"

Open Development Thailand (ODT) recently published a new topic page on “COVID-19 in Thailand,” which shows the impacts from and measures of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand. Like other countries, the COVID-19 has economic, social and environmental impacts. You will learn the key measures implemented ...

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