Thailand Morning News For March 13

Thailand Morning News For March 13
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Public Health warns people of heatstroke as mercury may rise to 43C
The rising temperature is raising the risk of heatstroke, the Public Health Ministry warns on Sunday. The ministry’s permanent secretary Dr Sopon Mekthon thus advised people to drink two litres of water a day during summer to lower the risk.
– The Nation

Designing digital organisations for a digital economy
Digitisation is often championed by one unit within an organisation, with a narrow approach limited to changing technology or making the transition to automated processes.
Bangkok Post

Search continued on 23rd day for missing Russian tourist at Koh Tao
Valentina Novozhyonovam, 23, has gone missing during her trip to Thailand’s Koh Tao island since February 15. An ongoing investigation suggests she might have had an accident while free diving – her favourite hobby.
– The Nation

NZ approves Thai cooked duck imports
New Zealand for the first time has approved the import of cooked duck meat from Thailand, with the first shipments expected to start this month.
– Bangkok Post

Plea for World Bank to give fair ranking

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has called on the World Bank to conduct a fair assessment of Thailand’s ease of doing business in the next survey, for he believes that the country has made great progress and deserves a higher ranking.
– Bangkok Post

BAFS ponders pipeline extension

SET-listed Bangkok Aviation Fuel Services Plc (BAFS) is mulling an extension of a pipeline project from the North of Thailand into Myanmar and China, with plans to conduct a feasibility study by the end of this year or early next.
– Bangkok Post

Polo Tourney Raises More Cash to Help Thailand Elephants

The thundering sound of running pachyderms has been reverberating around Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort over the weekend signalling Thailand’s annual jumbo corporate social responsibility (CSR) event of the year, the Anantara Resorts/ King’s Cup Elephant Polo tournament.
– AEC News Today

Public to get first crack at TFF’s IPO
The State Enterprise Policy Office (Sepo) will apply a small-lot first basis for the imminent initial public offering (IPO) of the Thailand Future Fund (TFF) to enable more retail investors to invest the infrastructure fund.
Bangkok Post

Struggling with free trade
As Thailand continues to negotiate more free trade agreements (FTAs), local businesses often struggle to reap the rewards of lower or zero tariffs offered for shipments.
Bangkok Post

Thailand says optimistic transport spending will resume
Nearly two years after Thailand’s junta approved $40 billion for big transport projects to spur economic revival, it has spent barely two percent of that, official figures show.

Thai soap angers family of Myanmar’s last king
The family of Myanmar’s last king hit out on Sunday (Mar 12) at a Thai soap opera inspired by the palace intrigue of their ancestors, accusing Thailand of double standards in how it treats another country’s royals.
Channel News Asia

Vongthep: On Thailand-Myanmar migration issues
Myanmar and Thailand signed a bilateral MOU to govern the labour migration between the two, especially from Myanmar to Thailand.
Myanmar Times

Elephant kills Thai handler at Wakayama amusement facility
An animal handler died Sunday after being hit by the trunk of an elephant at an amusement facility complex in Wakayama Prefecture, police said.
The Japan Times

Law, life and Society: Reassessing the Thai education system
The Thai education system was recently featured in the Economist. The article, titled ‘Poor schools are at the heart of Thailand’s political malaise’, was published on January 19, 2017 and discussed Thailand’s international education rankings in the recently released ‘Program for International Student Assessment’ (PISA).
Phuket Gazette

Lacoste eyes youth in online push next year
Lacoste, the French premium casual apparel company, plans to start its online business in Thailand next year, as it sees a lot of potential in the youth market.
Bangkok Post

Govt ramps up long-term care for elderly
OF ABOUT 1.3 million housebound and bed-bound elderly people, just a little over 10 per cent have received long-term care services from the state.
The Nation

Taxpayers ‘should not need to foot bills’ for agencies’ overseas trips
OVERSEAS trips organised by independent agencies as part of special courses are beneficial but the costs should not be borne by taxpayers, leading thinkers opined.
The Nation

Thai company to broadcast through Lao satellite
Lao Asia-Pacific Satellite Co Ltd has signed agreements with Kanboon . The signing ceremony took place yesterday in Vientiane between the deputy general manager of Lao Asia-Pacific Satellite Li Ying, and Kanboon Sompraingarm board member Taratip Koonnawutti.
The Nation



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