Thailand English-language News for February 13, 2017

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In the February 13, 2017 edition of Newsline, a daily Thailand English-language news and current affairs programme produced by the National News Bureau of Thailand (NNBT) under the Thailand Government Public Relations Department (PRD) for NBTWorld*, presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about:

•Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned the public against believing everything they read on social media.

• High-speed internet will be extended to 24,700 Thailand villages by the end of this year as part of the government’s drive to install internet throughout the kingdom under the Thailand 4.0 development plan.

• A ferry service has commenced between the royal seaside city of Hua Hin and Pattaya providing a three- to four-hour shortcut to what would otherwise be a five- or six-hour road trip between two of Thailand’s better known visitor centres.

• Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) the free distribution of vitamins and minerals as part of a ‘red cheek Thai girls’ campaign aimed at ensuring Thai women of child-bearing age are healthy leading up to, through, and after pregnancy as part of the second national reproductive health policy.

• The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is steeping up efforts to solve flooding in the Don Mueang district.

• Donations are still being collected for those affected by floods in Southern Thailand. Donations can be made via the Office of the Prime Minister at any Krung Thai Bank; Government House Branch; Account number: 067-0-06895-0; (See: Corporations to The Fore As Southern Thailand Floods Continue)

• Thailand’s Board of Investment (BoI) will host the Opportunity Thailand seminar on February 15.

• and much more.



*NBT World is the NNBTs 24/7 English language television service delivering Thailand government news and information to the Thai, Asean and wider Asian communities broadcast Internationally via cable and satellite. It is also available via android and iOS apps.




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