Category: Development

Public Health Min needs 2,621 more nurses

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said the Cabinet’s decision not to recruit 10,992 new nurses had been made based on reasonable grounds. The decision was made not only because the Cabinet was trying to save money but also due to the fact that Thailand has already met the World Health Organization’s nurse per patient ratio…

Govt agencies helping drought-affected farmers

Government agencies have offered assistance to farmers in several provinces affected by the drought crisis. In Nakhon Ratchasima, the Office of Northeastern Royal Rainmaking Operation Center revealed that crops grown on more than 100 rais of farmland in Kham Talayso district have begun to wilt and die after weeks without water. Another round of cloud…

Public Health Ministry gives awards to 193 community volunteers

The Ministry of Public Health has recognized 193 outstanding community volunteers on the annual Public Health Volunteer Day, as part of the ministry’s policy of strengthening community healthcare. Public Health Minister Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn chaired the opening ceremony to commemorate exemplary volunteers at all levels of administration. He also signed a memorandum of cooperation to…

BMTA to introduce refurbished buses

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) has introduced four newly refurbished buses to the system, while the Ministry of Transport will urge the Cabinet to approve an overhaul of Bangkok’s bus system, a project worth 4.3 billion Baht. The newly refurbished buses were a collaboration between the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Lat Krabang and…

DLT launches online booking for drivers license exams

The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has launched an online scheduling system for automobile and motorcycle driving license applicants in Bangkok and its vicinity to make the process more convenient. DLT Director-General Sanit Phromwong has said that Bangkok Land Transport Offices 1-5 field a large amount of license applicants each day, each requiring theoretical training…

2016 Earth Hour saves 8m baht electricity cost

The Earth Hour activity yesterday helped the country save 8 million baht in electricity costs from turning off lights for one hour, says the MEA. The Metropolitan Electricity Authority’s (MEA) Deputy Governor Pongsak Lamoonkit has announced the outcome of 60 Earth hour 2016 lights-off activity, which took place yesterday during 8:30 pm-9:30 pm, that the…

Local People Confident in SBPAC’s Operations to Tackle Southern Problems

A public opinion poll, known as “SUARA POLL, shows that local people in the deep South of Thailand are confident in the efforts and operations of the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC) in tackling southern problems. SBPAC Secretary-General Panu Uthairat revealed results of the SUARA POLL – Voices from the Southern Border Provinces –,…

CCCIF dismisses news reports of ”slave labor” at shrimp factory

The Command Center to Combat Illegal Fishing (CCCIF) has expressed appraisals for news agencies to have reported of the center’s constant missions against labor abuses. That has evidently helped reduce unlawful practices which might adversely affect Thai and foreign workers. However, the center’s appraisals for the Thai media apparently followed November 9, 2015’s event in…