Debt repayment, interest reduction measures to be extended to mid-2021 [Video]

The Bank of Thailand has extended its debt repayment and interest reduction measures until June next year, to help debtors and alleviate their financial burden.Keep watching ...

Border trade resuming in Mae Sot

Cross-border cargo trade resumed over the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Mae Sot on Monday morning after Covid-19 restrictions were eased.The lockdown imposed on two communities in the district will be lifted on Tuesday morningKeep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

New digital Robinhood arrives to help small businesses survive crisis

Purple Ventures, a subsidiary of SCB 10X, on Monday launched the food-delivery app Robinhood, which aims to help at least 16,000 small restaurants and merchants join the digital marketplace.The app will initially cover deliveries in Bangkok and its vicinity before expanding further early next year.Robinhood ...

The Nation Reporter

Waste not, want not

Thailand has become one of the world’s largest garbage dumps after China banned waste imports, including electronics and plastics, from foreign countries in 2017. As a result, waste from many countries that was originally shipped to China is now being redirected to countries in Southeast ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Rising stink from floodwaters triggers health fears

The Pollution Control Department has been tasked with monitoring floodwater around the country after complaints of foul-smelling odour from stagnant runoff.The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has expressed concern about hazardous pollution in the floodwater, as drains and sewers become overwhelmed by seasonal downpours.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Bangkok's air quality 16th worst among world cities

The Air Visual application reported on Sunday that Bangkok’s air pollution level according to the US Air Quality Index (AQI) standard stood at 108, with the level of particulate matter less than 2.5 micrograms in diameter (PM2.5) at 38mcg per cubic metre (µg/m3), placing it ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt struggles with 'tech-savvy' protesters

The government is struggling to deal with tech-savvy youth-led demonstrators who make the most use of information and communication technologies and social media platforms as a major tool in their anti-government campaign, academics and former protest leaders said.They also raised concern about possible confrontations between ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

PM wants Gold Card holders to be able to get treatment anywhere

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the Ministry of Public Health to make arrangements so that people can receive treatment at any medical facility under the new Bt30 healthcare scheme (Gold Card) Anucha Burapachaisri, spokesman for the Office of Prime Minister, said on Sunday.Keep ...

The Nation Reporter

Crossings should be upgraded

Illegal rail crossings should be upgraded, if not scrapped, to improve public safety following the Oct 10 crossing clash that killed 18 people in Chachoengsao, according to an expert.It was one of the suggestions put forth by Rattapoohm Parichatprecha, chairman of the Rail Engineering Committee ...

Supoj Wancharoen

Chao Phraya River set to rise, but Bangkok flooding 'risk is low', govt says

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has warned of rising water levels in the Chao Phraya River but played down flooding risks in Bangkok even though 13 provinces had flooded on Saturday.RID deputy director-general Thaweesak Thanadachopol said a monsoon trough covering the lower part of the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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