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Minister denies Thailand ‘importing’ plastic waste

Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit on Monday (August 3) dismissed rumours that the Department of Industrial Works had agreed to import 650,000 tonnes of plastic scrap.The minister said the rumour was untrue because since 2018, the department had not issued a licence for the import of ...

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MEA opens solar power buy-back scheme from customers

The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) will let type-1 electrical users (residential customers) who have installed solar panels on their house roofs to sell electricity left over after personal use back to MEA to generate household income.The MEA announced on its Facebook on Thursday (July 30) ...

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Baht strengthens slightly

The baht opened at 31.41 to the US dollar this morning (July 30), strengthening from yesterday’s close of 31.44.The Thai currency is expected to move between 31.35 and 31.55, said Jitipol Puksamatanan, head of Markets Strategy at SCB Securities.Yesterday night (Thailand time), the US stock ...

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PTTEP reveals 10-year strategy for growth after Covid-19

PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) has refocused its 10-year business strategy for the post-pandemic era.“After evaluating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the changing industry landscape, PTTEP has sharpened business plans and set goals for 2030 of maintaining our competitiveness and ensuring sustainable growth,” ...

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Thailand tops global ranking for handling of Covid-19 crisis

Thailand ranked highest in a global survey for its effective handling of Covid-19 and recovery from the crisis. The Global Covid-19 Index (GCI), published yesterday (July 28), gave Thailand an index score of 82.06, putting it on top of the global chart as an example ...

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Asean economic officials to discuss ways of boosting regional economy

Auramon Supthaweethum, director general of the Department of Trade Negotiations, said at the “38th High Level Task Force on Asean Economic Integration” teleconference, the permanent secretaries will evaluate the progress Asean Economic Community (AEC) has made since it was established in 2015.They will also discuss ...

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Govt sets conditions to protect Thai labourers going abroad from Covid-19

Measures will be in place to protect Thai labourers who travel for work to Sweden and Finland from Covid-19, the Department of Employment (DOE) said.Department director-general Suchat Pornchaiwiseskul said that Finnish and Swedish employers needed more labour from Thailand for wild fruit collection. Also, numerous ...

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Democracy activists step up anti-government campaign

The pro-democracy movement intensified its protests against the government after students unfurled the banner of revolt with the first youth-led street protest on July 18.The protesters gathered again at Democracy Monument on Sunday evening (July 26), reiterating their demands that Parliament be dissolved, intimidation of ...

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Interior Ministry scheme to employ more than 30,000 in rural areas

The Interior Ministry will offer over 30,000 positions to help people in rural areas who have become unemployed due to the Covid-19 situation, Interior Minister General Anupong Paochinda said on Saturday (July 25).“Two projects that the ministry had proposed to the Cabinet were approved on ...

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Jomtien Beach being widened under Bt1.1bn project

Jomtien Beach in Pattaya is being widened under a Bt1.1-billion project to replenish a vast expanse of sand eroded over the years by the sea.The Marine Department aims to expand around 7 kilometres of beach to a width of 35-50 metres in order to preserve ...

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