The Nation

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

Thai exports in May hit lowest level in years

Thailand’s exports in May amounted to $16.278 billion, the lowest in the past four years, the Trade Policy and Strategy Office said on Wednesday (June 24).Exports were hit due to the ongoing global Covid-19 crisis, its impact on consumers’ purchasing power, as well as the ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand pledges Bt3.3m for UN Covid-19 fund

The Cabinet on Tuesday (June 23) agreed to sign a pact on donating funds to the United Nations Covid-19 Response and Recovery Multi-Partner Trust Fund to help countries affected by the pandemic.Deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek said the fund aims to raise US$2 billion and ...

The Nation Reporter

Draft law on tackling forced disappearances, torture gets green light

The Cabinet on Tuesday (June 23) gave the go-ahead to a draft law on the prevention and suppression of torture and forced disappearances, deputy government spokesperson Rachada Thanadirek said.This bill aims to protect every citizen from being tortured or “disappeared” by state officials as well ...

The Nation Reporter

Plant breeders back Thailand joining trans-pacific partnership

Plant breeders want Thailand to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and suggested that the government fund research.The chief of Plant Variety Protection Office, Thidakoon Saenudom, said in a seminar on the CPTPP that Thailand would take three – five years ...

The Nation Reporter

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