Bangkok Post

Government hospitals to get more funding

The Social Security Office (SSO) will increase the contribution it pays to its affiliated hospitals by 16% in order to improve the quality of care provided at the facilities, said permanent labour secretary and SSO chairman Suthi Sukosol on Wednesday.Mr Suthi said the decision to ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Huge new stimulus package coming: Somkid

Thailand needs to rev up both public and private investment, including infrastructure development as well as the promotion of the tourism and service sectors, to boost economic growth this year, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak told a business seminar on Wednesday.The central bank estimated 2019 ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Activists set up camp over land issues

Members of a land rights advocacy group on Monday set up camp near the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, calling on it to resolve land disputes between villagers and the state.The People’s Movement for a Just Society, or P-Move, also petitioned Natural Resources and ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

State to set up SEZ supervisory

The government is establishing the Office of the Special Economic Development Zone to supervise all special economic zones (SEZs).Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said the National Economic and Social Development Council has been assigned to study upgrading the Office of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) ...

Chatrudee Teeparat

New panel set up to tackle waste disposal

A new subcommittee on plastic and electronic waste will intensify garbage disposal measures by reviewing the existing quota on waste imports.The panel will work under the National Environment Board, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, which on Thursday resolved to endorse its establishment. The ...

Apinya Wipatayotin & Phusadee Arunmas

Seeds of hope

Here is a familiar scenario: A child is admonished by a parent for not finishing a meal and reminded of the millions of people around the world who are starving. Maybe you have been that parent — or were once that child.For the record, the ...

Sunny Verghese

Consumer confidence at lowest since May 2016

Consumer confidence continued to decline in December, to the lowest level since May 2016, as the public fretted over the economic slowdown, mounting political instability and global uncertainty.The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) on Friday reported that the consumer confidence index fell ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Egat to cut tariffs for poor, SMEs

The state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has been ordered to reduce power tariffs for low-income earners and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help with their living and operating costs, says Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.Mr Somkid visited Egat on Thursday and met ...

Yuthana Praiwan

Village Funds to get B99bn

As much as 99 billion baht is set to be channelled to Village Funds this year, as the government wants to beef up the local economy.The figures include 14 billion baht for projects and the 75 billion baht in debt suspension for members of the ...

Chatrudee Teeparat

Bangkok on high alert as PM2.5 levels forecast to rise

Bangkok on Wednesday recorded the world’s third worst air quality on Air Visual, a popular app monitoring pollution, while City Hall is on high alert for a predicted rise in PM2.5 levels until the end of this week.The level of PM2.5 at 9.30am on Wednesday ...

Supoj Wancharoen

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