Chiang Rai Times

Thailand Considers Opening Service Businesses to More Foreign Investment

Thailand is considering opening some businesses in the service industry to more foreign investment, the Bangkok Post reported on Monday (March 26). A panel overseeing the review will meet on Thursday to decide the types of service businesses that will be opened up to foreign ...

Chiang Rai Ships 14 Containers of Chickens Worth 35 Million Baht to China

Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Niwat Sutemechaikul, along with China’s Consul General to Chiang Mai Ren Yisheng, presided over the ceremony marking the first shipment of the Thai chicken products to China at Chiang Saen Cargo Port in Chiang Rai.Keep reading ...

Three Strategies for Thailand’s Economic Transformation

Speaking at the “Thailand Taking off to New Heights” seminar organised by the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) on March 19, Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak talked three strategies – investments in mega projects, the development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), and the ...

Priyankar Bhunia

Villagers from Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong District Turn Drought into Baht, Selling Weeds from Mekong River

CHIANG RAI – Residents of a village in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong district has turned the annual drought into an opportunity by harvesting Mekong weeds to sell, earning some Bt500 to Bt2,000 a day.Residents of Ban Haad Krai village in Tambon Vieng said they started ...

China Defends Dam Building on Mekong River as Activists Head to Court

BEIJING – Officials from southwest China’s Yunnan province have defended a plan to build a dam in the region as “fully legally compliant”, after an environment group took developers of the project to court last month for violating laws.Keep reading ...

The Digital Rise of Sustainable Tourism in Thailand

Thailand is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. With 25 million visitors per annum, the country relies heavily on tourism industry. In 2013, the tourism industry contributed 9 percent of the country’s annual GDP. This is not surprising as Thailand is one ...

China’s Stoppage of Water at Yunnan Dam Affecting Shipping on Mekong in Chiang Rai

China has stopped discharging water from Yunnan Dam into the Mekong River, affecting boat services on the Mekong River in Chiang Rai Province. The Mekong River which runs through China’s Yunnan province has seen a significant drop in water levels in many areas after Yunnan ...

Thammarat Thadaphrom

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