Thailand English-language News For March 24, 2017

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In the March 24, 2017 edition of Newsline, presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about:

• The National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) has called for more submissions from the public to implement the reform process.

• A committee comprising 17 military officers and 14 governors of southern provinces chaired by the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, General Chalermchai Sitthisart, has been established to conduct public forums over the next one month on the construction of coal-fired power plants in Southern Thailand.

• Bangkok Metropolitain Administration (BMA) staff have taken part in a ‘Big Cleaning Day’ in Don Mueang District, Bangkok, cleaning and beautifying 4km (2.5 mile) of Song Prapha Road.

• Anti-alcohol groups have joined together to campaign for a total ban on alcohol at public entertainment events during the upcoming Songkran holiday, traditionally one of the deadliest seven-day periods on Thailand’s roads (See: Drunk Driving in Thailand)

• Thailand plans to use the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) as a hub to connect the CLMVT (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand) group. Deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak told a seminar that CLMVT members need to add value to their exports and modify regulations that are hampering business growth.

• and more.



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




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