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News for Monday, 22 July 2019

Free-range duck raisers also hit by drought

22 July 2019 - 12:17 am

PHITSANULOK: The ongoing dry spell has affected not only rice-growing farmers but also free-ranging duck raisers who say they are producing fewer and smaller eggs than usual, according to farmers in this central northern province.

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Pasak Jolasid dam now less than 5% of capacity

22 July 2019 - 12:17 am

LOP BURI: Pasak Jolasid dam in tambon Nong Bua of Patthana Nikhom district now has only 46 million cubic metres of water left, or only 4.82% of its full capacity of 960 milllion cubic metres, according to media reports. Supachai Manokarn, the dam's director for water distribution and maintenance, said water in the dam is now at a critical level after a long period without rain.

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13,000 runners take part in Pattaya Marathon 2019

22 July 2019 - 12:16 am

CHON BURI: Over 13,000 runners from all over the world took part in the 28th Pattaya Marathon 2019 in Pattaya in Bang Lamung district on Sunday. The event started at 3.30am from in front of the CentralFestival department store on the Pattaya beach road.

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Mekong river in Nakhon Phanom 'lowest in almost 100 years'

22 July 2019 - 12:15 am

NAKHON PHANOM: The water level in the Mekong river in this northeastern border province is only about 1.50 metres high, possibly the lowest level in almost 100 years, according to local media reports. As the dry spell continues, the water in the Mekong river has dropped by about 10-20 centimetres per day. It is now only about 1.50m high, about 11 metres below the spill-over point on the river bank.

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Prayut orders army to be on alert

22 July 2019 - 12:13 am

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the armed forces to provide help in areas affected by drought, a situation which may be made worse by the test run of Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River in Laos. Gen Prayut, also the defence minister, expressed "grave concern" over the situation in the North and the Northeast, assistant defence spokesman Phatchasak Patirupanon said yesterday, though the premier did not specifically point to the impact from the dam test.

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Education minister urges universities to change with the times

22 July 2019 - 12:12 am

Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Suvit Maesincee has called on universities to adapt to digital disruption and shifting demographics. Mr Suvit said universities need to move with the times as they are now faced with two major threats -- the decline in college-age students and technological disruption.

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New airport planned for Nakhon Pathom

22 July 2019 - 12:12 am

The Airports Department has proposed building a new airport in Nakhon Pathom province west of Bangkok to relieve congestion at the capital's two main gateways. The 20-billion-baht facility, to be built on 3,500 rai straddling Bang Len and Nakhon Chaisi districts, will take four years to put up, said Jarun Meesomboon, the department's deputy director-general.

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Eighty opposition MPs to debate policies and MP qualifications

22 July 2019 - 12:11 am

As many as 80 opposition MPs will line up to debate government policies and the qualifications of cabinet ministers in parliament on Thursday, Suthin Khlangsaeng, an opposition whip said yesterday. The new government will spell out its policy statement a two-day parliamentary session starting Thursday. The opposition will be given 13.5 hours to debate the policies.

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Govt to speed up development in deep South

22 July 2019 - 12:10 am

The government will expedite economic development to improve the livelihoods of people in five southern border provinces, Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanavisit said yesterday. He was speaking as he led the other two cabinet ministers of the Democrat Party -- Deputy Transport Minister Thaworn Senneam, and Deputy Interior Minister Niphon Bunyamanee -- to gather local opinions on how to restore the economy in the southern region.

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Orachorn's victims' legal team to plot next move with justice minister

22 July 2019 - 12:10 am

The lawyers for 28 family members of victims of a 2010 Don Muang tollway crash will hold talks with Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin on Tuesday to discuss how the ministry can assist them. Mr Somsak said yesterday he had invited the plaintiffs' legal team to meet him to figure out a solution that meets their needs and benefits them as quickly as possible.

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