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Meet the Govt: How Thailand plans to turn startups into 'economic warriors' through university, corporate collaboration

Meet the Govt is a new series by e27 that focus on how government agencies in Southeast Asian countries work together with startups and other industry players to build a healthier and stronger ecosystem.Incepted in 2009, The National Innovation Agency (NIA) has been playing a ...

Mili Semlani

Thailand’s last untouched Mekong tributary

The Lower Songkram River basin is the latest site in Thailand under the global spotlight as a crucial ecological resource, the WWF-Thailand said ahead of World Environment Day today. The river basin has been nominated as a wetland of international importance (RAMSAR), intended to protect ...

Social welfare cardholders to be exempted from VAT

The Ministry of Finance will seek cabinet approval for its latest scheme to exempt social welfare cardholders from the value-added tax (VAT). Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said today (Sep 09) that the new scheme will help 11.4 million low-income earners enrolled in the social welfare ...

Thammarat Thadaphrom

Winrock's Watershed Ecosystem Services Tool is now live

Under the USAID Supporting Forests and Biodiversity (SFB) Project, Winrock International has developed an innovative online tool to assess the ecosystem service impacts of land use decisions in Cambodia. The Watershed ecosystem Services Tool (WESTool) integrates cutting-edge analyses with a user-friendly online platform to give ...

7 swim to Koh Samui to raise marine ecosystem awareness

7 swimmers, including actor and singer Phakhin Khamwilaisak, also know as “Tono”, have begun an 82 kilometre ocean swim for over 18 days to increase public awareness of the environment and the need to reserve Thailand’s marine ecosystem. They are also raising money to buy ...

COVID-19 has positive impact on Thailand’s ecosystem

The Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) has reported that the COVID-19 pandemic is having positive effects on the natural ecosystem, as it provides time for many tourist destinations to recover. The amount of garbage, including discarded face masks and plastic waste however, has increased exponentially.Keep reading ...

Innovation, tech seen as key in IDE ecosystem sets stage for Thai startups

Innovation and technology are expected to be the tools for solving the most critical problems while the development of an innovation ecosystem is the crucial factor in creating an positive impact on the world. Keep reading ...

Asina Pornwasin

1st mangrove botanical garden to be established in Thailand

A committee of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has surveyed a mangrove forest in Chanthaburi province before designating it the first mangrove botanical garden in Thailand. The mangrove botanical garden will be established to honor His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The garden is located ...

Suwit Rattiwan

Thailand Promotes Major Infrastructure Projects to Support Growth Over the Next Five years

Thailand expects its ongoing investment in major infrastructure to be the basis of growth in the next five years, Mr. Kobsak Pootrakool, Deputy Secretary General to the Prime Minister and Secretary to the Thailand’s Council of Economic Ministers, said at a recent meeting with the ...

An overview of Thailand’s healthcare sector

The healthcare sector is poised to be one of the key economic drivers in Thailand in the coming years, with government-led incentives and an increasing private-sector interest moving in tandem.Keep reading ...

Dean Koh

Govt asks Norwegian vessel to continue marine research

Myanmar has asked the Norwegian research vessel RV Dr. Fridtjof Nansen to continue its research on the country’s seabed and ecosystem, the Department of Fisheries said. The vessel, which was named after a famous Norwegian explorer, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has visited the country ...

Myat Moe Aung

Export growth highest in 62 months

The value of exports rose by 17.56% year on year in January, the largest increment in 62 months, Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said on Wednesday. Exports last month were estimated at US$20.10 billion. It made a good start for this year and the baht’s appreciation ...

Online Reporters

PM calls for a digital ecosystem for region

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged policymakers and entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia to develop and nurture a digital trade ecosystem as information technology in the region takes off. Delivering the keynote speech on the topic of “CLMVT Taking-Off Through Technology”, Prayut praised the region’s status ...

UW project seeks sustainable blueprint for hydropower dams

In the Pacific Northwest, the conversation about hydroelectric dams is complicated: Dams hamper the natural migration of salmon, yet they are an important source of cheap, renewable energy for the region.[]In Southeast Asia, the Mekong River and its tributaries support what is likely the largest ...

Michelle Ma

What Is Needed For Thailand 4.0 To Really Take Off?

Thailand 4.0 is a new model being proposed by the Thai government as they look towards having a value-based economy. Thailand 1.0 saw emphasis on agriculture, 2.0 saw the focus switch to light industries and 3.0 was all about heavy industries. Thailand became stuck in ...

Thailand determined to register, legalize all 3.8 million foreign migrant workers

The Thai government has reiterated its determination to register and legalize all of some 3.8 million migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos by the end of March. The country started to provide legal services to foreign workers in early February by opening 80 One-Stop ...

Zhou Xin

Fishermen seek probe into large number of dead fish

Fishermen in Rayong’s Muang district are calling on the authorities to find out why a large number of fish were found dead at Ta Kuan Beach-Pradu Bay area on 15 March, though they believe it could be blamed on rising sea temperatures, which usually happens ...

Exports improve as Thai exporters adapt to the situation

In September, Thailand’s exports contracted 1.4 per cent year on year to US$20.481 billion (Bt319.88 billion), while imports contracted 4.2 per cent year on year to $19.206 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $1.275 billion.Exports during the first nine months of this year dropped ...

The Nation Reporter

Mekong Delta preserves water-related cultural values

The preservation and promotion of water cultural values in the Mekong Delta have become more urgent than ever before under the impacts of the fourth industrial revolution and international integration as well as the global climate change, heard a workshop in Can Tho city on ...

VNA Reporter

Increasing ecosystem carbon is good for species, says new study

It is widely assumed that land uses that increase carbon in biomass and soil to mitigate climate change also benefit biodiversity. But that might not always be the case. Until recently, there was no clear picture on what the most likely carbon-boosting strategies, such as ...

Gloria Pallares

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