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News for Monday, 16 September 2019

Flooding causes severe damage to Kalasin rice fields

16 September 2019 - 12:15 am

KALASIN: Flooding in this central northeastern province has caused severe damage to farmland, fishery and livestock, according to local media reports. The reports said that although the floodwaters in areas along the Pao and Chi rivers are receding steadily, many rice fields are still under water.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Majority agree with Nakhon Pathom airport plan: poll

16 September 2019 - 12:14 am

A majority of people agree with a plan to build a new airport in Nakhon Pathom province west of Bangkok to reduce congestion at Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi international airports, according to an opinion survey by the National Institute for Development Administration, or Nida Poll.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Thamanat sets up war room to 'gather evidence' for lawsuits

16 September 2019 - 12:13 am

Embattled Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompow has set up a war room to monitor messages posted and shared online about him and act against people who share information about his background.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Biometrics tech nets passport fakers

16 September 2019 - 12:12 am

The Immigration Bureau on Saturday announced the arrest of foreigners using fake passports after biometrics technology flagged up photo mismatches. IB chief Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang said that eight foreigners were apprehended from Wednesday to Friday for using fake passports.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com



Govt rice price payouts to start next month

16 September 2019 - 12:11 am

59-billion-baht assistance programme to run throughout current administration

Roi Et: The rice price guarantee scheme will begin next month with farmers set to be paid the difference when the price falls below a predetermined benchmark, Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Island ER sets mark for fast critical care

16 September 2019 - 12:10 am

Medics acclaimed for handling of transfers to shore

A small hospital in Koh Sichang is serving as a role model for emergency medical services in the government's flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). Koh Sichang Hospital only has 30 beds but provides care to 4,000 residents as well as the scores of tourists who flock to the island each year.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

'Skycycle lane' offers elevated congestion-free travel

16 September 2019 - 12:09 am

Inspired by Xiamen Bicycle Skyway in China, Scira's proposed raised bicycle route promises to improve connectivity and ease traffic woes.

In a bid to promote the use of bicycles for daily transport, Smart City Innovative Research Academy (Scira), a think-tank on urban development under King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang has come up with an idea it calls "The Skycycle Project".

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Senate wants in on charter amendment

16 September 2019 - 12:08 am

Upper house eager to oversee process

A senator has called for Upper House involvement after both government and opposition MPs proposed separate motions to set up a committee to study constitutional changes. Senator Kamnoon Sidhisamarn was commenting on a vote on Friday by the House of Representatives to prioritise debate of the charter amendment motions during the next House session in November.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Water pumps, river cleaning effort help ease flood crisis in Ubon

16 September 2019 - 12:07 am

Ubon Ratchathani: Floodwaters in this lower northeastern province yesterday started to recede after the government mobilised personnel to help set up water pumps to drain water from the Chee and Moon rivers to the Mekong River.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

News for Sunday, 15 September 2019

Weather forecast for 16 September 2019

15 September 2019 - 12:09 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 16 September 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

Read the full article at udon-news.com

 

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