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The needs of people begin to overshadow the need for airlines

Domestic and international travel bans resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have grounded more than 66 per cent of the world’s passenger aircraft leaving governments scrambling to prevent airlines from going out of business.Globally governments have so far stumped up more than $85 billion in loans, ...

Stella-maris Ewudolu

Equalising Thailand’s water management requires grassroots inclusion

Shortages of water are a huge problem for Thailand. The government’s attempts to promote industrial investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) — Chon Buri, Rayong and Chachoengsao — has caused water demand in the region to rise drastically. This has diverted water away from ...

Trump’s GSP seafood cut gives Thailand 2020 GDP an early whack

The struggling Thailand economy received an unexpected whack for the year ahead yesterday (Oct 26) when US President Donald Trump suspended $1.3 billion worth of duty-free trade for Thai items, including seafood, under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme.Keep reading ...

John Le Fevre

World Bank tells Thailand investing in people key to achieving 2036 goal

The next Thailand government (whoever that will be) needs to invest in human capital if the country is to achieve its goal of reducing inequality and reaching high income status by 2036, as is its ambition.The cost of under utilisation of human capacity in Thailand ...

Thailand promotes AI, robotics technology to spur industry 4.0 readiness

Thailand-based manufacturers should seize the opportunity offered by the government’s investment promotion policy to enhance production efficiency and industry 4.0 transformation by embracing and implementing artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics technology, speakers told in a seminar held recently by Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) and ...

Thailand and Cambodia cooperate on cross border migrant workers

Protecting migrant workers rights and enhancing multi-stakeholder dialogue to prevent human trafficking between Thailand and Cambodia will be front and centre at an international conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia today, April 25.Keep reading ...

Sreypov Men

Thailand leads Asia-Pacific in improving fishers lives

Thailand has become the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to ratify an international treaty designed to bolster the living and working conditions onboard commercial fishing vessels.Thailand Labour Minister, Police General Adul Sangsingkeo, presented the signed Work in Fishing Convention No 188, 2007 (WIFC) to ...

John Le Fevre

Regional entrepreneurs begin mentoring course ahead of field trials

A programme to mentor 100 Asean entrepreneurs ahead of the pilot field deployment of sustainable programmes that provide long term community and economic benefits gotten underway at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University earlier this week.Titled ‘Empowering Youths Across Asean’, the five-day long workshop is a partnership programme ...

Piseth Pov

Thailand moves to ease plight of asylum-seekers’ & refugees’ children

Seven Thailand government agencies have today (Jan 21) inked an agreement that will allow the children of refugees and asylum seekers to be freed from Immigration Detention Centres (IDC).The Memorandum of Understanding on the Determination of Measures and Approaches Alternative to Detention of Children in ...

John Le Fevre

Down to work: Asean foreign ministers focus on trade, humanity, crime

Following a day of social immersion and the opportunity to sound each other out on issues with candid one-on-one talks and a working dinner, Asean’s foreign minister got down to work on Friday (Jan 18) with trade, humanity, and crime key items on the agenda.Keep ...

John Le Fevre

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