Govt budget for next year slashed B14bn

The 2021 government budget has been cut by about 14 billion baht. However, more has been allocated to education, public health, interior and justice agencies.Deputy Finance Minister Santi Promphat, the chairman of an ad-hoc committee reviewing the draft of the 2021 budget appropriation bill, said ...

Aekarach Sattaburuth

Govt amends 1979 Traffic Act

The cabinet has approved a bill to amend the 1979 Traffic Act that will allow doctors to test unconscious motorists or passengers in a vehicle for alcohol consumption, says deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek.The bill, sponsored by the Royal Thai Police, will authorise investigators to ...

Mongkol Bangprapa

Analysts see growth in NPL management

Debt collection and management of non-performing assets pose lucrative growth opportunities amid the economic retraction, financial analysts say.According to Maybank Kim Eng securities analyst Thanaphat Suksrichavalit, the debt management business will outperform in the second half of 2020.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Cabinet earmarks over Bt6 billion to deal with flooding, drought

The Cabinet on Tuesday (September 15) resolved to set aside Bt6.17 billion to solve flooding and drought problems in the country, the government’s deputy spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek said.The funds will be split between the Office of the Natural Water Resources (ONWR), the Department of Disaster ...

The Nation Reporter

NESDC explains economic and social restoration with 1-trillion-baht loan

The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has explained the undertaking of economic and social rehabilitation under a 1-trillion-baht loan decree.In response to many sides commenting that disbursement of the funds was slow, the NESDC Deputy Secretary-General, Danucha Pichayanan, said today the council serves ...

Fiscal 2021 disbursement faces one-month delay

Disbursement of fiscal 2021 budget is expected to be deferred by only a month and will not affect public investment, says finance permanent secretary Prasong Poontaneat.Deferment of the law on fiscal 2021 budget from Oct 1 will have no impact on public investment, Mr Prasong ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Seminar on "Low-carbon and sustainable businesses meet SDGs"

Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) or TGO set up a seminar on “Low-carbon and sustainable businesses meet SDGs” with the aim of disseminating business practices according to the Sustainable Development Goals, including to create awareness among the private and public sectors about  such goals.  ...

Virtual Symposium | International SDG Research Symposium GLOBALGOALS2020

Inviting researchers and interested people to join the online conference. International Conference on Research on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – INTERNATIONAL SDG RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM – GLOBALGOALS2020Date : 9-11 June 2020Organized by Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, Netherlands.Register here Note: Can still register. Although the ...

Southeast Asia Media Research Opportunity

Climate Tracker is currently looking for participants with media experience from Southeast Asia Countries for our exciting new Media Research opportunity! Selected participants will work alongside the Climate Tracker team and receive a generous allowance throughout the programme. You’ll also get the chance to engage ...

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 ...

Open Development Thailand publishes a new topic page on Forest Policy and Administration

Open Development Thailand (ODT) recently published a new topic page on “Forest Policy and Administration,” which informs relevant policies and laws of the forestry sector in Thailand. You will gain insights on regulatory development to balance and sustain the forest health conditions and support communities ...

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 ...

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