B2tn plan to speed up 36 major projects

The Transport Ministry has pledged to speed up 36 mega-infrastructure projects with investments worth 1.98 trillion baht to stimulate economic development this year.Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said the projects, some of which have yet to be approved, are expected to upgrade the country’s logistics and ...

Mongkol Bangprapa

SCB preps with long-term debt rejig

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has prepared long-term debt restructuring for customers to help them survive the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic, in line with the central bank’s requirement.SCB expects applicants for debt relief measures in 2022 to have 500 billion baht in debt outstanding, up from the ...

Somruedi Banchongduang

Omicron outbreak key risk to economic recovery

Thailand’s outbreak of the Omicron coronavirus variant could have a larger and more prolonged impact than expected on an economic recovery, according to minutes of the central bank’s last policy meeting released on Wednesday.Although, under the baseline scenario, the Omicron outbreak would not derail the ...

Thailand entering 5th wave of Covid, experts warn

Thailand has officially entered its fifth wave of Covid-19 infections with record daily cases predicted, according to experts. Department of Medical Services chief Dr Somsak Ankasil announced the epidemic’s new phase on Wednesday after talks with the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA).The Department of ...

The Nation Reporter

Covid may change aviation industry forever

After 2020 marked the onset and early waves of Covid-19, last year saw the full-scale impact of the pandemic crisis and the aviation industry remained one of its biggest casualties.Although some airlines were more impervious to the crisis than others, most would agree last year ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Omicron cases surge in Thailand during New Year break

The number of Omicron cases in Thailand passed the 1,000 mark on New Year’s Day as expected, the Department of Medical Sciences said on Sunday.The department’s director-general Dr Supakit Sirilak said that from November 1 to January 1, the number of Omicron cases in Thailand ...

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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