Thailand promotes “soft power” through Songkran festival

The Thai government is actively promoting its “soft power” by organising the Maha Songkran World Water Festival 2024 with a series of events taking place over five consecutive days from April 11 to 15.This activity celebrates the Songkran traditional New Year festival being recognised as ...

Special Report: Under the Haze – Demystifying the Flames

Under last year’s haze that shrouded the region and sent over two million people to hospital, concerned authorities and policymakers have started to dispel the myth that has lasted for over 16 years, demystifying it and discovering the root causes; the vastly burned forests and ...

Global warming, El Niño ‘causing water shortages in Thailand'

Global warming and the El Niño phenomenon are having a severe impact on Thailand, as water levels in reservoirs across the country have fallen by an average of 20% compared to normal years, causing water shortages in the agricultural and industrial sectors.Thanitita Boonyamanikun, deputy secretary-general ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand puts forward six proposals to boost ASEAN tourism

The Thai cabinet has approved six proposals by the Minister of Tourism and Sports to build up regional partnership in promoting tourism of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).According to Minister of Tourism and Sports Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol, the proposals will be presented at the ...

Carbon credits from forests serve as new source of ‘green’ income

Carbon credits, representing the reduction of one tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2), have emerged as a crucial weapon in the ongoing battle against climate change.These credits can be traded on the market, offering a means to offset emissions from various sources.According to an article in ...

The Nation Reporter

Empathetic migration policies crucial to create more accepting society

Clear government regulations on migrant workers could improve the public attitude towards them, Dr.Sripapha Petcharamesree, a law professor at Chulalongkorn University, told a public forum.She emphasised that Thailand lacks long-term, comprehensive migration policies that aim to foster integration and acceptance.Speaking at the public forum titled ...

The Nation Reporter

Bank of Thailand insists current policy interest rate ‘appropriate’

The current policy interest rate in Thailand is quite appropriate to the country’s economic landscape and recovery pace, the Bank of Thailand (BOT) insisted on Monday, in its latest response to the current debate which has seen some business leaders and analysts complain that interest ...

The Nation Reporter

Finance Ministry to release ESG investment promotional package

The Finance Ministry is preparing to release an incentives package to support environment, social, governance (ESG) related investments. The package, which is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2024, will include tax deductions for investments in such projects.According to the Finance Ministry’s ...

The Nation Reporter

Economic problems biggest burden in 2023: poll

Most people felt frustrated by economic problems in 2023 although in general they were fairly happy with the year, according to the results of a survey by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll. The poll was conducted on Dec 12-20 by telephone interviews ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

ThaiHealth issues warnings on fine dust pollution, food security in latest report

The Thai Health Promotion Foundation identified seven critical trends demanding immediate attention for the country’s well-being in its ThaiHealth Watch 2024 report.The concerns identified in the report include multi-generational family conflicts, the impact of unhealthy snacks, online gambling, hazardous homemade alcohol, ease of drug accessibility, ...

The Nation Reporter

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