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

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

Thai PM backs down on protest ban, protesters say he must go

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha backed down on Wednesday over emergency measures he imposed last week to stop three months of protests, but demonstrators said it was not enough and demanded he resign within three days.Keep reading ...

Thailand welcomes first foreign tourists in seven months

Thailand welcomed its first foreign tourists in seven months on Tuesday, bringing a tiny ray of hope to a vital industry that has been brought to its knees by the coronavirus crisis.Thirty-nine Chinese tourists flew into Suvarnabhumi Airport on the outskirts of Bangkok on a ...

State of emergency to continue until Nov 30

The government is set to extend a state of emergency through November in order to prevent a resurgence in the novel coronavirus.The national Covid-19 task force chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, on Wednesday approved the extension of nationwide ...

Full dams add to flood woes

Low-lying areas near three major dams in Nakhon Ratchasima were hit by flash floods on Tuesday after water levels in the reservoirs exceeded maximum capacity.Lam Phra Phloeng Dam on Tuesday recorded 165 million cubic metres of water, four times more than the amount recorded last ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

BoT okays extension of B500bn soft loan plan

The Bank of Thailand approved the extension of its 500-billion-baht soft loan scheme by six months, and allowed companies listed on the Market for Alternative Investment to apply for the loans, a previous obstacle to participation.The central bank announced the relaxation of the parameters on ...

Somruedi Banchongduang

Treasury allots B4bn for medical hub

The Treasury Department together with the Public Health Ministry has vowed to splurge as much as 4 billion baht to develop and convert Phuket’s medical tourism industry into a world-class medical and wellness tourist destination.Director-general Yuthana Yimkarun said the department scheduled a Nov 2 ceremony ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Tak closes crossing after Covid test find

The northern province of Tak on Saturday sealed its border shared with Myanmar’s Myawaddy after three more Myanmar nationals in Mae Sot border district tested positive for the new coronavirus that causes Covid-19.That prompted the Myanmar town to close its immigration checkpoint on the opposite ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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