Egat readying country's first FSRU

The state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is preparing to develop the country’s first floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) worth 24.5 billion baht to support its business plan to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from 2020.The National Energy Policy Council approved Egat developing this ...

Yuthana Praiwan

Thai fishing industry makes headway, but challenges remain

In October, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced the suspension of preferential trade policies for Thailand under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which will affect over 500 products, including all of those related to the Thai seafood industry.The reason cited for ...

Deutsche Welle

Southeast Asia's strongest currency baht fights own success

Thailand is trying to coax the baht down from six-year high territory as the currency’s strength threatens local manufacturing and tourism.The central bank has cut interest rates and eased capital controls to rein in emerging Asia’s best-performing currency this year.Keep reading ...

ASEAN needs more women in the energy sector

Southeast Asia has shown an improvement in the number of women in leadership roles. The Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore are leading in having the most women holding senior management positions, based on a 2019 report by Grant Thornton, ‘Women in Business’. However, women representation decreases ...

Liyana Hasnan

Artificial intelligence to be used in diagnosis of lung disease

Siriraj Hospital yesterday (November 12) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Perceptra, an artificial intelligence (AI) company, for joint research into and development of medical AI which can help doctors read chest x-rays, Prof Dr. Prasit Watanapa, the dean of faculty of medicine Siriraj ...

The Nation Reporter

Meet pushes for set-up of digital investment agency

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 ...

The Nation Reporter

World Environmental Education Congress

World Environmental Education Congress – WEEC – is an international congress addressing education for environment and sustainable development.The congress is an international meeting point for everyone working with education for environment and sustainable development, including  operation staff and executive of environmental safety, environmental CSR from ...

Silencing the Mekong

The making of Xayaburi dam from commencement to operations on 29th October 2019, the Xayaburi Hydropower Project on the Mekong in Laos will formally commence operations. As the first dam on the lower Mekong mainstream, this marks a turning point for the Mekong River.The event ...

Art Exhibition | Beached : a multimedia art installation exhibition for marine environment

“Beached” is a multimedia art installation exhibition for marine environment on theme ‘NEW WAVE, NEW WASTE’ that was created by a group of new generation artists. This exhibition focus on marine pollution through art and technology.Date: 19-20 October 2019Location: Zone Beacon 2, CentralWorldMore detail ...

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 ...

Open Development Mekong publishes a new page on SDG 14 – Life Below Water

As with the other SDGs, countries are encouraged to use the most relevant indicators for their individual national contexts. For example, not all the LMCs have coastline: Lao PDR is landlocked. The Laos government has shifted the focus away from marine resources to freshwater ecosystems ...

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