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Global warming, El Niño ‘causing water shortages in Thailand'

Global warming and the El Niño phenomenon are having a severe impact on Thailand, as water levels in reservoirs across the country have fallen by an average of 20% compared to normal years, causing water shortages in the agricultural and industrial sectors.Thanitita Boonyamanikun, deputy secretary-general ...

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Carbon credits from forests serve as new source of ‘green’ income

Carbon credits, representing the reduction of one tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2), have emerged as a crucial weapon in the ongoing battle against climate change.These credits can be traded on the market, offering a means to offset emissions from various sources.According to an article in ...

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Empathetic migration policies crucial to create more accepting society

Clear government regulations on migrant workers could improve the public attitude towards them, Dr.Sripapha Petcharamesree, a law professor at Chulalongkorn University, told a public forum.She emphasised that Thailand lacks long-term, comprehensive migration policies that aim to foster integration and acceptance.Speaking at the public forum titled ...

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Bank of Thailand insists current policy interest rate ‘appropriate’

The current policy interest rate in Thailand is quite appropriate to the country’s economic landscape and recovery pace, the Bank of Thailand (BOT) insisted on Monday, in its latest response to the current debate which has seen some business leaders and analysts complain that interest ...

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ThaiHealth issues warnings on fine dust pollution, food security in latest report

The Thai Health Promotion Foundation identified seven critical trends demanding immediate attention for the country’s well-being in its ThaiHealth Watch 2024 report.The concerns identified in the report include multi-generational family conflicts, the impact of unhealthy snacks, online gambling, hazardous homemade alcohol, ease of drug accessibility, ...

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Higher govt spending, export rebound expected to boost Thai GDP growth

Increasing government spending, higher public consumption as well as private investment could boost Thailand’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2024 to 2.7 to 3.7 per cent, the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) said on Friday.NESDC secretary-general Danucha Pichayanan said the council expected ...

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Equal marriage bill expected to come into effect next year

The equal marriage bill is expected to come into effect next year, the president of the Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand, Kittinun Daramadhaj, said.His remarks came after drafts of a series of four bills that address issues of gender and propose marriage equality passed the ...

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Need for digital skills transforms job market, as job seekers prioritise quality

As the economy gradually recovers in the wake of the pandemic, job seekers’ pursuit of employment goes beyond just a steady income.Duangporn Phrom-on, managing director of Jobs DB (Thailand) Recruitment Company, shared insights from the Global Talent Survey, which specifically explored the Southeast Asian job ...

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BOI approves 'green' investment projects, PM2.5 projects

The Board of Investment’s (BOI) board of directors have approved measures to promote investment to address the issue of PM2.5 particulate pollution, according to the organisation’s secretary-general, Narit Therdsteerasukdi.The measures involve expanding the scope of support through investment promotion measures for community and social development. ...

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National strategy must be flexible, up-to-date, says Srettha

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said he believes the national strategy should be updated regularly to effectively respond to the rapidly changing global landscape, rather than adhering to a 20-year plan.Srettha expressed his viewpoint at the second meeting of the National Strategy Committee at Government House ...

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