Thailand Morning News For November 6

Thailand Morning News For November 6
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Thailand morning newsComputer Graphics Experts to Gather in Bangkok For SIGGRAPH Asia 2017
More than 7,000 people from some 60 countries are expected to gather in Bangkok later this month when some of the the world’s leading developers, academics, and creative minds in the fields of computer graphics and interactive techniques get together for the 10th SIGGRAPH Asia conference and exhibition
— AEC News Today

PM asks southern provinces to prepare for floods
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha instructed governors of southern provinces to prepare flood prevention measures as the monsoon season remains in full swing in the south.
— NBT World (video)

RCEP pact set for leaders’ talks
The next step for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be discussed at the leaders’ meeting on the sidelines of the Asean Summit in Manila.
— Bangkok Post

PM orders urgent survey of damage to help flood-stricken people
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed all provinces to ensure the flood-affected people of assistance from the government and urgently help them after the floods subside.

Redflow aims to produce 3000 batteries per month in Thailand
Australian battery company Redflow has set a target of 3000 batteries a year to be produced by its new Thai factory, which it is currently fitting out.
— IT Wire

No budget for urgent bridge repairs
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has highlighted six local bridges in grave need of urgent maintenance.
— Bangkok Post

Dow to apply Thai experience in its Myanmar operations
AS Dow Water & Process Solutions brings its international water treatment solutions to Myanmar, the firm plans to leverage its experience working with partners in Thailand over many years and apply it in the neighbouring country.
— The Nation

Pakistan-Thailand FTA negotiations on 6th
The 9th round of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiation between Pakistan and Thailand will held from November 6-8, in which both sides would present complete offer list of FTA , for reaching the final agreement.
— The Nation

Thai firm to run Lao port on Mekong
Chiang Rai: Laos is poised to launch a new port checkpoint in the Mekong River early next year to handle regional traffic while a Thai firm has won a contract to develop and operate the port for a period of 40 years.
— Bangkok Post

‘Find right markets’ before hiking organic rice output
THE GOVERNMENT has to find the right market for organic rice before it encourages farmers to increase the area producing the crop from 300,000 rai (48,000 hectares) this year to 1 million rai in 2019, Thai Rice Exporters Association president Pol Lieute-nant Charoen Leothamatas said.
— The Nation

Construction of new Parliament Building now 40.95% complete
The Secretary-General of the House of Representatives has confirmed that the construction of the new Parliament building must be completed in two years.

Thailand’s game potential praised
Thailand has the potential to become Southeast Asia’s video game capital, propelled by a strong gamer community and talented developers, according to video game entrepreneurs at Thailand Game Show Big Festival 2017.
— Bangkok Post

TACS believes Thailand is no. 1 in ASEAN in terms of plastic surgery
Thailand is the top dog of the cosmetic industry in the ASEAN region, the Thai Association and Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine (TACS) claims.

CNN names Northeast as top world destination in 2017
Thailand’s northeastern region has been named by CNN as one of the world’s top 17 places to visit this year.


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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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