The Nation

List of ‘travel bubble’ countries finalised today ahead of Aug reopening

Foreign tourists will be allowed back into the country in August under “travel bubble” arrangements, Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn confirmed on Thursday, (July 2).The “travel bubbles” will cover countries at low-risk of Covid-19 contagion, while the tourists would be allowed to travel on ...

The Nation Reporter

Energy Ministry plans to buy solar energy generated by public under new project

The Energy Ministry aims to launch a new public solar energy project with an annual target of 50 megawatts and the pilot phase to be completed in 60 days, Minister Sonthirat Sonthijirawong said.“The ministry will work with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand [Egat], the ...

The Nation Reporter

Investment in EEC drops more than 18%

The number of firms registering in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) from January-May this year dropped 13.35 per cent year on year to 2,731, Department of Business Development director general Vuttikrai Leewiraphan announced today.Their total registered capital was Bt6.790 billion, down 18.32 per cent year ...

The Nation Reporter

Public Health Ministry prepares for the worst once state of emergency lifted

The Public Health Ministry is preparing more than 20,000 hospital beds and 1.3 million doses of medicine to deal with the second wave of Covid-19 infections that may hit the country once the state of emergency has been lifted.Dr Sukhum Kanchanaphimai, the ministry’s permanent secretary, ...

The Nation Reporter

Digital Economy Ministry wants CAT-TOT merger to be pushed back by 6 months

A merger between CAT Telecom and TOT is unlikely to be completed by the original deadline of July, Minister of Digital Economy and Society Buddhipongse Punnakanta said, adding that the Cabinet would be asked to approve a 6-month extension of the deadline.“Originally we estimated that ...

The Nation Reporter

State of emergency extended until end of July

The state of emergency was extended for another month, until July 31, at Monday (June 29)’s meeting of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).The meeting, which was headed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, considered the fifth phase of lockdown easing, the state of ...

The Nation Reporter

Corals in lower Gulf of Thailand in great condition, survey shows

The condition of corals in the lower Gulf of Thailand ranged from medium to perfect, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources said on Saturday.The department made the observation after studying the situation in Koh Lao Pi and Kong Hin Lao Pi in Pattani province ...

The Nation Reporter

Ministry gives relief to parents through discounted school supplies

The Commerce Ministry is offering discounts of up to 80 per cent on more than 1,605 school supplies until July 15 as relief to the parents of some 10.7 million students.Democrat Party spokesman Ramet Rattanachaweng said on Saturday (June 27) that Democrat Party leader and ...

The Nation Reporter

Energy minister comes up with plan to spark economy

Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong has come up with a plan to help mitigate the impact of Covid-19 and plans to propose it to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam on Thursday (June 25).Sontirat said this plan will help accelerate investments, such as community power plants to ...

The Nation Reporter

Cabinet gives nod for Asean agreement on agri-products standards

The Cabinet has approved the framework on standards and conformity that aims to facilitate trading in agri-products among Asean countries.The Multilateral Arrangement for the Mutual Recognition of Agri-food Standards and Conformity Assessment was proposed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Deputy Government Spokesperson Rachada ...

The Nation Reporter

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