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Mor Prom app confirmed as Digital Health Pass for Thai air travel

The government’s Mor Prom app will be used as the Digital Health Pass for air passengers in Thailand, under an agreement reached on Wednesday by the Public Health Ministry, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Thai Airlines Association.The app will be used during the ...

The Nation Reporter

Industries mood at 16-month low in August over virus restrictions

Industries sentiment declined for a fifth straight month in August to 16-month low, hurt by tougher restrictions to contain the country’s biggest coronavirus outbreak and infections at factories, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) said on Wednesday.The measures were imposed in July in 13 provinces ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Cabinet approves B36 bn additional Covid relief measures

Thailand’s cabinet on Tuesday approved an additional 16 billion baht of financial support for those affected by tougher restrictions to contain the country’s biggest coronavirus outbreak, a government spokesman said.The restrictions were imposed in July in 13 provinces, including Bangkok, before being extended into August ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Warning over cyberattack threats

Organisations need to bolster their online defences as rising numbers of cyberattacks against the public and private sectors indicate that data leaks and digital threats will become ever more commonplace in the years to come, according to cybersecurity authorities.At least 200 pieces of critical information ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Economy at risk of contraction in Q3: Krungsri Research

Thailand’s overall economy is at risk of contraction in the third quarter due to restrictions on economic activities to curb Covid-19 from spreading further, Krungsri Research revealed on Wednesday.In its monthly economic report, Krungsri Research said the private sector’s consumption index in July contracted -5.3 ...

The Nation Reporter

Fixing Thailand's killer air pollution

Air pollution is a persistent, deadly problem in Thailand. Time after time we watched as thick white smog rolled through the maze of roads to settle among buildings. We knew something was very wrong. After all, clean air should not be visible.We have been living ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Hotel operators consider closing amid weak demand

Amid tepid tourist demand, 52% of hotel operators are considering closing temporarily, while 9% want to shut down permanently if the Covid-19 pandemic lasts longer than expected.A joint survey by the Bank of Thailand and Thai Hotels Association (THA) found that 62% of hotel operators ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand BOI Approves Measures to Support Carbon Reduction

The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) at a meeting today approved incentives to encourage companies to reduce greenhouse gas emission as well as an enhanced scheme for electric vehicles and measures to mitigate Covid-19 impacts and support local vaccine development, Ms Duangjai Asawachintachit, Secretary General ...

Investments in EEC expected to help economy grow 5 per cent

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is estimated to attract investment of Bt300 to Bt400 billion per year, which would help the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) reach the goal of 5 per cent growth, Kanit Sangsubhan, secretary-general of the Eastern Economic Corridor Policy Committee, said ...

The Nation Reporter

OIC acts to ensure timely Covid payment

The Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC) has issued measures to speed up the claims process for Covid-19 insurance after payment delays were reported.The OIC met on Aug 31 to discuss implementing measures and taking legal action against insurers that intentionally delayed payments for Covid-19 ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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