Chiang Rai Times

Northern Thailand Hit with Dangerous Levels of PM2.5 Dust Particles

Northern Thailand, especially Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, are suffering from extremely poor air quality conditions. Both northern provinces were found to have PM2.5 dust particle levels which exceed the 50-micron safety standard, with Wiang Pang Kham sub-district in Chiang Rai recording 247 microns.The Pollution ...

China Dams Continue to Hinder Water Flow on the Mekong River

China’s water relations with Thailand and the other lower Mekong countries are once again under strain after Beijing held up the Mekong River’s flow at one of its large dams upstream, precipitating a sudden drop in volume for downstream countries that share the region’s longest ...

UNICEF’s Thai Children Donation Project: A Chance for Every Child in Thailand

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child; they have spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. In Thailand, their Thai children donation project aims to provide every child with a fair ...

Waste Possibly Infected With Covid-19 Becoming a Concern

Thailand’s Environment Institute (TEI) is raising awareness over contaminated plastics and medical waste accumulating daily. The Institute estimates that the amount of used surgical masks nearly reaches 1 million pieces a day.TEI president Wijarn Simachaya said the Covid-19 coronavirus disease not only harms public health ...

Thai Academics Hold Forum to Discuss Solutions to Toxic PM2.5 Dust

Academics in Thailand have held a forum to share their ideas and knowledge on ways to address the toxic dust problem in Thailand. The outcomes from the discussions will be presented to the government to aid in policy development.The President of the Council of Engineering, ...

Thai Fisheries Imposes Fishing Ban on the Gulf of Thailand

Thailand’s Fisheries Department has imposed a fishing ban in the annual closure of the Gulf of Thailand. Above all to allow marine animals to recover their numbers.Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sri-on said during the three-month fishing is banned in parts of the Gulf. Covering ...

Household Debt in Thailand has Risen to a Record High

As the Thai Baht soars and the economy lags household debt in Thailand has risen to a record high of 340,000 baht per household. According to a poll on household debt, conducted by University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.Thanawat Polvichai,  a director at UTCC ...

How Far Will Thailand’s Cannabis Green Gold Rush Go

Despite its stigma in much of Southeast Asia, a new law in Thailand allowing for the research and development of medical cannabis. Blazing a path for the crop’s production and opening new economic opportunities.Thailand made headlines all over the world last December when it became ...

Thailand’s Government Slowly Moving to Stifle Free Speech

Thailand has slowly been moving to stifle free speech under Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha’s administration. Gen. Prayut was inaugurated in July following the transfer of power to a civilian government.Since an activist was arrested for allegedly posting “inappropriate content” on Facebook. Gen. Prayut’s ...

Concerns Being Raised About Thailand’s Human Rights Commission

Concerns are being raised after the resignation of two prominent human rights advocates from the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand.An alarm bell signaling the need for a total revamp of the flawed and scandal-ridden agency.Thailand’s Human Rights Commissioners Angkhana Neelapaijit and Tuenjai Deetes announced ...

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