Government to increase budget by B90bn in 2022

The government plans to increase its investment budget by 90 billion baht in fiscal 2022, in compliance with a law related to state financial and fiscal discipline, says Dechapiwat Na Songkhla, director of the Budget Bureau.The House of Representatives is scrutinising the fiscal 2022 budget, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand greenlights quarantine-free travel model for Phuket

Thai authorities on Tuesday (Jun 22) greenlighted a pilot model for quarantine-free travel to ultra-popular beach destination Phuket, a first step towards the tourist-hungry kingdom’s goal of resuscitating its pandemic-battered economy.Thailand has imposed strict restrictions on visitor arrivals in order to stem COVID-19 infections, but ...

New referendum law sails through Parliament

Parliament has passed a new referendum law, paving the way for amendments or a rewrite of the constitution.As a reform law, the bill was debated on Tuesday in a joint sitting of both houses. MPs and senators later voted 611-4 with two abstentions in its ...

The Nation Reporter

Most say online learning will lower education quality: poll

A large majority of people think online learning will worsen the quality of Thai education and the kindergarten level will be most affected, according to the result of an opinion survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.The poll was conducted online on ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

NESDC outlines key areas of focus to become the top economy in Asean

The National Economic Development Council (NESDC) aims to make Thailand Aseans biggest economy, suggesting four areas to increase potential.NESDC secretary-generalDanucha Pichayanan said Thailand’s competitiveness ranking by the Institute of International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland, was at 28 out of 64 countries, up one ...

The Nation Reporter

Japan to donate AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Thailand

Thailand’s health minister said on Monday (Jun 21) that Japan’s government would donate some AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, as the Southeast Asian country seeks to shore up supplies after some early delays in its vaccinations.An agreement would be signed on Thursday with the vaccines to be ...

More curbs eased in capital

Five types of businesses and public establishments in Bangkok reopened on Monday under strict disease control regulations following a months-long shutdown due to the third wave of Covid-19.The reopening was approved by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s (BMA) communicable diseases committee, with immediate effect.As a result ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand’s long-term R&D outlook remains positive

Thailand’s long-term R&D outlook remains positive NXPO pledges confidence with post-Covid measuresThe research & development (R&D) investment survey undertaken by the Office of National Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Policy Council (NXPO) and the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) in 2019, found that ...

TAT signs pact to make Thai tourism sector more environmentally friendly

In a bid to prepare for the world opening up after Covid-19 has been defeated, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two agencies to promote low-carbon tourism and build awareness on climate change.TAT signed the MoU with ...

The Nation Reporter

Irrigation dams threaten Thailand’s tiger forests, say conservationists

A plan to construct seven dams in Thailand’s Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai (DPKY) Forest Complex could cause widespread habitat loss and sever important wildlife corridors, activists warn.The DPKY Forest Complex is home to one of Thailand’s two remaining breeding Indochinese tiger populations.Thai authorities have met opposition ...

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