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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 ...

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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 ...

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Third phase of co-payment scheme opens to another 31 million people

Registration for the third phase of the “Khon La Khrueng” (Lets Go Halves) co-payment scheme opened on Monday (June 14). The third phase covers an extra 31 million people with a government budget of THB93 billion. The first two phases of the Covid-relief scheme covered ...

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Mass vaccine rollout pushes Thailand up in Asean ranking

Thailand has now risen to the third spot among Asean countries that have administered the highest number of Covid-19 jabs, Chulabhorn Royal Academy secretary-general Dr Nithi Mahanonda said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.As of June 9, more than 60 million Covid-19 jabs had been ...

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Law to regulate social media content in the pipeline

A proposal for legislation to control social media content in Thailand was raised by the prime minister at Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said.Prayut cited recent legislation in India to regulate social media, including various blogs, the spokesman said.India’s new rules require internet ...

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Thailand joins battle to lift patent protection on Covid vaccines

Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit on Sunday called for the lifting of intellectual property protection on Covid-19 vaccines, so countries can start producing shots for their people.He made the remark during a virtual meeting with trade ministers from Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) countries.Keep reading ...

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Container shortage a bigger worry for shippers council than factory Covid clusters

The Thai National Shippers Council (TNSC) has revised upward its forecast for Thai exports in 2021, from 4-6 per cent growth to 6-7 per cent.Chaichan Charoensuk, chairman of TNSC, said in an exclusive interview that the export sector was the main engine to help drive ...

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Constant development to make UCS on par with other health schemes

The Civil Servant Medical Benefit Scheme (CSMBS) is always seen by many people as a benchmark for future improvements in the Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS), despite their differences in several aspects.One privilege that has long been being enjoyed by the people receiving healthcare services under ...

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FAO calls for action against food loss, waste in Asia-Pacific

Food loss and waste is a major issue in the Asia-Pacific region and coordinated, strategic actions are needed to address the impact it is having on climate change, food security and the region’s overall economy, 18 Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) member countries concluded during ...

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TAT readies new plan for gradually reopening Thailand to tourists

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) preparing a new plan for reopening Thailand, which it will propose to the Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) on Friday.Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, deputy governor for TAT’s marketing in Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Americas, detailed the proposal as ...

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