Thai economy hit by China’s zero-Covid policy, import restrictions: NESDC

China’s zero-Covid policy, agricultural import restrictions, and shift away from global dependence will hit Thailand’s economy, warned a government agency on Sunday.The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) said it was monitoring China closely after the country imposed Covid-19 lockdown measures on Shanghai and ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand raises age of legal immunity from 10 to 12 years old

Thailand has raised the age of criminal responsibility to 12 years old unconditionally and to 15 years with conditions, under a legal amendment that took effect on Sunday.The 29th amendment to the Criminal Code replaces Section 73 and states: “Children under the age of 12 ...

The Nation Reporter

Inflation rises in April

Thailand’s inflation rate saw a continuous increase in April, due to the rising fuel prices driven by the armed conflict in Ukraine. The Thai government’s trade policy office now expects the average inflation rate for the entire year to fall within the expected 4-5% margin.Continue ...

Co-payment scheme to be extended

The government has pledged to implement a fifth phase of the “Khon La Khrueng” co-payment subsidy scheme after Friday approving tourism stimulus packages to revitalise the embattled sector.According to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the government wants to extend the scheme and is studying the possibility ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

TAT keen on 20m goal

Thai tourism remains on course to reach 20 million arrivals next year as the prime minister predicted, following the easing of travel rules on May 1, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).“The industry next year is poised to strengthen from this year, making ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

PM orders govt to cut power use by 20% as fuel crisis deepens

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered all government agencies to reduce their energy usage by 20 per cent as Thailand struggles with the fuel price crisis.Prayut said the Energy Ministry had proposed several measures to reduce energy usage, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said on ...

The Nation Reporter

Global Compact, United Nations to accelerate Thailand’s business leadership on climate action

The annual Global Compact Network Thailand (GCNT) Forum 2021 will this year be held online on October 11, 2021.The Global Compact Network in Thailand, in partnership with the United Nations in Thailand is organizing the GCNT Forum, which brings together a broad range of delegates ...

Competition | ASEAN Youth Sustainable Development among ASEAN Countries

We are looking for ASEAN Youth who are willing to promote SustainableDevelopment among ASEAN countriesBy joining ASEANDSE2021 Competition, you can design your own innovative and implementable solution based on data-driven insights to tackle ASEAN socio-economic issues in one or more of these SDGs:SDG 6 – ...

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 ...

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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