In Thailand English-language News for June 5, 2017, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about:
0:39 | Deputy Bangkok Governor, Police Lieutenant General Amnuay Nimmano, has presided over the opening of a training seminar for volunteers who wish to help boost the city’s security during the cremation of the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej, scheduled for October 25-29. More than 600 people from 20 Bangkok communities attended the seminar where they heard about laws and permissible actions relating to security, search of people and arrest, and emergency response.
01:39 | Artificial flower making ahead of the royal cremation in October continues throughout Thailand.
02:47 | Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has said the government remains committed to raising the living standard of low-income earners in the hope of reducing social disparities and reducing their reliance on the government.
03:47 | Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha is to visit Chanthaburi Province on Wednesday to preside over a ceremony to provide loans for the development of large agricultural land plots and equipment under the government’ multi pool programme, in addition to inspecting the quality of fruits for export and several other government initiated programmes.
04:59 | Chairman of the Constitutional Drafting Committee (CDC), Meechai Ruchuphan, has defended the four questions posed last week by Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha to the the public during a national TV address, saying they were ‘legitimate’.
06:19 | The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) will commence providing public reports on progress in addressing national problems in a weekly Sunday television show to be broadcast at 6pm on all television channels for 12 weeks.
09:45 | The Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MoTS) plans to use Thailand’s strength to develop tourism and attract more tourists. Minister of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, said the private sector and communities will take part in developing tourist sites and increasing the value of community-made products. Foreign inbound tourism is expected to generate more than Bt27 trillion (about US$794.118 bil) this year.
11:14 | Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Dr Somkid Jatusripitak, has told an annual meting of provincial chambers of commerce that the state and private sectors need to cooperate to promote Thailand SMEs.
12:25 | Minister attached to the Office of the Prime Minister, Suwit Maesinsee, has told the annual meeting of the provincial chambers of commerce that the government has been trying to introduce reform to help Thailand quickly take advantage of the global 4.0 economy.
13:46 | Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has commenced a programme aimed at educating Bangkokians against throwing their trash into the cities drains and khlongs. Up to 20 tons of trash is cleared from the city’s waterway each day.
14:46 | In Asean and beyond NBT World provides an in depth look at Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s only deep sea port.
17:59 | More than 100 people have attended a training seminar in the northern city of Chiang Rai aimed at promoting increased sustainable trade with other Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) members, and the development of higher standards of local tourism as art of the city’s plans to become a major tourist destination.
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