Thailand English-language News for November 28

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In Thailand English-language News for November 28, 2017, Newsline presenter Surapan Laotharanarit tells us about:

00:43 | Volunteers have conducted a cleanup of public areas in Udon Thani and Sing Buri in honor of King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.

01:43 | Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and the Cabinet have begun their two day retreat in the southern provinces, with the PM telling local residents he was committed to finding a solution to low agricultural prices.

03:35 | The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) will submit the last two draft organic laws needed for a general election to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) today. One of the laws relates to the election of members of parliament, while the other deals with the selection of senators.

04:43 | Mr Yuttana Yimgarund, chief inspector general of the Finance Ministry, yesterday held a meeting of all inspectors general to discuss work plans and projects to be implemented by all agencies under the ministry during the 2018 financial year, which began on October 1.

06:04 | The Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Dep) has launched a campaign to encourage government sectors to hire people with disabilities, with a goal of having all people with disabilities employed by 2018.

07:15 | The Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP) plans to promote the application of royal initiatives, particularly those involving social service and environmental conservation, of King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun on Thai Environment Day, December 4.

Another event to mark Thai Environment Day will take place between December 9-11 at Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo in Nakhon Ratchasima Province.

10:57 | The Traffic Police Division (TPD) has attended a meeting with Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) during which plans were discussed to lower Bangkok road accidents by 50 per cent by 2020. Statistics show that 54-56 people are killed on Thailand roads every day.

12:41 | Newsline takes a look at plans by the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) to make Bangkok cableless and poleless to ensure a safe and stable power supply, as well as visually appealing. As part of the MEAs on-going project power cables along a 12 kilometre (7.45 miles) section of Sukhumvit Road are expected to be relocated underground by December 10.

16:19 | The Stock Exchange of Thailand (Set) and relevant agencies are seeking cooperation from the private sector in the development of a National Digital ID system to facilitate online activities.

The first national digital ID platform will debut in the middle of next year and help shorten the user identification process, lower data management costs, enhance ID security, and improve public access to government services and transactions.

17:47 | Newsline takes a look at Betong City, Yala Province, a model city for its sustainable self-sufficiency development, particularly its integrated tourism which generates occupations and income for the local community under the concept of Economic Triangle of Stability, Prosperity, and Sustainability.

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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. AEC News Today publishes Thailand English-language News M-F.  


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