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Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva addresses the media pack.

A number of industries now face worker shortages that has been blamed on successful birth control.

Successful birth control in Thailand may cause a shortage of labourers in the country in “less than fve years,” warned a senior Labour Min-istry offcial Sunday.

New Thai–Malaysian Border Crossing Opens

Siripun Sinbuathong 21.01.2010

New Thai–Malaysian Border Crossing Opens

A new Thai–Malaysian border crossing in Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla connecting its Na Thawi district in Songkhla province and Durian Burong village in Malaysia’s Kedah state has been opened.

Construction of 11km Bridge Across Mekong

Siripun Sinbuathong 21.01.2010
Construction of 11km Bridge Across Mekong

Construction of the new Chiang Khong bridge across the Mekong River, as part of the North–South Economic Corridor project linking Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and China, is expected to start in March, according to Veera Ruangsooksriwong, director–general of Thailand’s Highways Department.

The instructor as he demonstrates the survival swimming skills to the interested group of audience.

The Australia–Thailand Institute recently joined partners and donors at the launch of the SwimSafe Thailand project at Mahaparp Krajadthong Uppatham School in Samut Prakan. The event marked the commencement of survival swimming classes in two SwimSafe Thailand locations, Samut Prakan and rural Chiang Rai.

Young Japanese golf player Ryo Ishikawa as he takes a swing during one his successful tournaments.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced that Ryo Ishikawa, a young Japanese player who is a rising star in world golf, has accepted its invitation to be the Golf Ambassador of Thailand.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya Office recently revealed that last year nearly five million people visited Pattaya generating about 35,000 million baht which is good considering last year’s political and economic crisis.

New Focus Attracting Preferred Tourists

Visith Pinpawong 21.01.2010

Did You Know?

Wanrapa Boonsu 21.01.2010

As immigration policies have also changed to bring more oversight on foreigners with businesses in Thailand the focus of all the Thai government ministries has shifted away from growing the Anglo–Saxon market and promoting the wonders of the five, distinctive regions of Thailand to the Asian and domestic tourism markets.

By law every company formed in Thailand has to have Social Security benefits provided for all workers to give medical, unemployment and retirement compensation.

King Asks Thais to Work for Common Interest

Siripun Sinbuathong 06.01.2010

Propaganda: Thai Brand Going International

Siripun Sinbuathong 06.01.2010
King Asks Thais to Work for Common Interest

Thailand’s revered and beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej has asked his subjects to work with utmost efficiency and for the benefit of the public interest.

For over ten years, a Thai brand succeeded in placing itself in the international markets of more than 40 countries. Of course not only must its products be exceptional, but also it is interesting to learn how the brand has developed so as to be globally competitive.

Hmong wormen and children awaiting deportation to Laos.

Thailand has begun deporting ethnic Hmong to Laos, with the empty ethnic Hmong camp in Thailand to soon be formally closed. Amnesty International has called on the Thai government to permanently call off the deportation.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand will host the 8th Thailand Tourism Awards 2010 to encourage business owners across the country to put in their best efforts into improving tourism standards.

Thai PM Pledges Improved Economy in 2010

Siripun Sinbuathong 06.01.2010
Prmine Miniter Abihist Vejjajiva predicts Thailand Economy will grow 3.5 percent in 2010.

Pledging that Thailand's government will not allow political problems prevailing in the country to obstruct national development, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Thursday that his administration will speed up medium and long term development projects.

Thailand's Minister of Foreign Affairs Kasit Piromya has urged Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to show concern for better long term relations between the two kingdoms by not getting involved with convicted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

December 26, 2009 was declared as the National Disaster Prevention Day in rememberence of when the Boxing Day tsunami hit the South of Thailand. This year a National Disaster Prevention Day ceremony was held at the Chonkanyanukoon School in Chonburi chaired by Mr. Pornchai Kwansakul, Assistant District Officer of Chonburi.

London based Julian Braithwaite, director of all British consular services in 150 countries, made an inspection of the newly opened Pattaya consulate in April.

H.E Dr. Hanns Schumacher The German Ambassador and H.E Mr. Rodeolphe Samuel Imhoof The Swiss Ambassador present the cheques to Mr. Suphakorn Noja.

Dr. Hanns Schumacher, Ambassador of the German Embassy in Thailand and Mr. Rodeolphe Samuel Imhoof Ambassador of the Swiss Embassy in Thailand visited the Child Protection and Development Center in Pattaya to donate 1.5 million baht.


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