Cross-border trade with Myanmar via Ranong looking up

Thai-Myanmar border trade through Ranong province in January 2021 grew by 3.94 per cent in value compared to the previous month, with Thai exports increasing by 6.12 per cent, Wanida Arunothai, chief of Ranong Provincial Commercial Office under the Ministry of Commerce, revealed.The main exports ...

The Nation Reporter

Landless Thais get homes in mangrove forest in conservation push

Thai authorities have reached an agreement with a landless community that will allow villagers to live in a mangrove forest if they help protect the area, a unique collaboration that could work across the country, land rights groups said.Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between ...

Govt floats new plan for land bridge

The government is considering the idea of a land bridge project connecting the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand via Ranong and Chumphon provinces.Deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul on Sunday told a press briefing that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wants to improve infrastructure to ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

MNRE to nominate Ranong mangrove forest area for "natural world heritage" status

May 10 has been declared National Mangrove Forest Day and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) has been preparing to nominate Ranong’s mangrove forest area natural world heritage status.Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa said that the Cabinet has designated May 10 ...

Supawadee Wangsri

Police, Fisheries Dept launch special operation against illegal fishing

Police and the Department of Fisheries have jointly launched a special operation against illegal fishing off Ranong province. Given such operations are conducted in line with the government’s policy to meet an ASEAN position on the issue, illegal fishing in Thai waters is sure to ...

Tewit Kemtong

New dawn for remote Andaman Sea island tourism

Few have heard of the Mergui Archipelago, and even fewer have managed to visit the 400km string of scattered islands in the Bay of Bengal’s Andaman Sea.Most of the 800 offshore islands are uninhabited, apart from a few seasonal settlements of the seafaring nomadic Moken, ...

Thailand uses MOU system to recruit migrant workers to fill jobs in marine fisheries sector

On 23 September 2018, H.E. Police General Adul Sangsingkeo, Minister of Labour of the Kingdom of Thailand, together with H.E. U Thein Swe, Minister of Labour, Immigration and Population of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, attended the opening ceremony of the Ranong Post-Arrival ...

Labor minister visits Ranong, opens migrant workers processing center

Labor Minister Adul Saengsingkaew visited Ranong to open a new migrant workers processing center and inspect operations at a One-Stop Service center for the work permit extension for workers in fishery sector.Keep reading ...

Tanakorn Sangiam

Ranong holds Thai-Myanmar business matching sessions

Thai and Myanmar firms attended business matching sessions held by Ranong province to promote cross-border trading. Provincial Governonr of Ranong Jatupot Piyumputra presided over the opening ceremony for the Thailand-Myanmar business matching participated by officials and private firms from both countries.Keep reading ...

Tanakorn Sangiam

Four Andaman provinces discuss logistics issues

The Transport Commission of the National Assembly of Thailand held a meeting at the Proud Phuket Hotel to discuss logistics development for Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga and Ranong with the governors of the 4 provinces.Keep reading ...

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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