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Thai e-vehicle industry set for rapid growth

The Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand (EVAT) says the EV market in Thailand is the most advanced among Asean countries and will grow quickly during 2025 to 2030.EVAT chairman Yossapong Laoonual said several of the association’s requirements for the EV industry have been adopted by ...

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Thai embassies in 30 nations urged to woo investors for EEC

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Office of Thailand has recently called on Thai embassies in 30 countries to approach foreign firms to invest in the EEC, the office’s secretary-general Kanit Sangsubhan said.He said the EEC’s main targets are firms in technology, logistics, medical and health ...

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Law change to light up Thai medical cannabis market

The Public Health Ministry will propose an amendment to the Narcotic Act to the Cabinet on Tuesday (August 4), seeking to maximise the benefits of medical cannabis.The move comes after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced urgent projects to enhance local research and development of medical ...

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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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