Ministry stands firm on oil concessions

Ministry stands firm on oil concessions
January 16th, 2015 in Government

The Energy Ministry will proceed with the 21st round of bidding on concessions for oil and gas exploration …[More]

Delay in oil bid ‘a setback’

Delay in oil bid ‘a setback’
January 15th, 2015 in Government

DELAYING THE 21st round of bidding for petroleum concessions would negatively affect investor …[More]

Fair deal for rice farmers

Fair deal for rice farmers
January 15th, 2015 in Government

While a fierce debate is raging over whether the government’s rice subsidy is more effective than the rice- …[More]

Graft panel touts ‘integrity pact’ for project bidding

Graft panel touts ‘integrity pact’ for project bidding
January 15th, 2015 in Government

In the future, an “integrity pact” will be required in contracts for public projects to try to prevent …[More]

Chatchai kicks off roadshow in Hong Kong

Chatchai kicks off roadshow in Hong Kong
January 15th, 2015 in Government

The government will hold a series of international roadshows in coming months, including in India and …[More]

Commerce minister puts initiative to amend FBA on back burner

Commerce minister puts initiative to amend FBA on back burner
January 14th, 2015 in Featured, Government

Commerce Minister Chatchai Sarikulya has shelved plans to amend the Foreign Business Act of 1999 until …[More]

Rice sales target at 17m tonnes in 2 yrs

Rice sales target at 17m tonnes in 2 yrs
January 14th, 2015 in Government

The government plans to dispose of 17 million tonnes of rice left in its stockpile within two years, with a …[More]

NCPO holds urgent meeting

NCPO holds urgent meeting
January 13th, 2015 in Featured, Government

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, held an …[More]

Rice damage charge filed

Rice damage charge filed
January 13th, 2015 in Government

THE RICE POLICY and Management Committee has filed a criminal complaint against those alleged to …[More]

Changes in oil fund to make petrol, gasohol 95 cheaper by Bt1 per litre

Changes in oil fund to make petrol, gasohol 95 cheaper by Bt1 per litre
January 13th, 2015 in Government

Areepong Bhoocha-oom, permanent secretary of the Energy Ministry, said yesterday that the Energy Policy …[More]

Govt to set up venture capital fund to support ‘digital economy’

Govt to set up venture capital fund to support ‘digital economy’
January 12th, 2015 in Government

A NEW FUND will help ensure the successful creation of a “digital economy”, according to Information …[More]

Organic laws to speed up infrastructure projects

Organic laws to speed up infrastructure projects
January 9th, 2015 in Featured, Government

The government’s strategic public-private partnership plans are about to be finalised, with all regulations …[More]

Producers face action over prices

Producers face action over prices
January 9th, 2015 in Government

The government has threatened to take legal action against producers who refuse to cut the prices of …[More]

Revamped rail regulations to have big effect on SRT

Revamped rail regulations to have big effect on SRT
January 7th, 2015 in Government

THOUGH a new government department responsible for railway regulations could be established by the …[More]

Energy reform set to continue

Energy reform set to continue
January 5th, 2015 in Government

The Energy Ministry’s plan for 2015 paves the way for full energy reform, says Energy Minister Narongchai Akrasanee. …[More]

Ministry pushes for FTA talks with EU

Ministry pushes for FTA talks with EU
January 5th, 2015 in Government

THE COMMERCE MINISTRY will continue to push for a resumption of free-trade negotiations between …[More]

Thai PM vows to fight human trafficking in sex trade, fishing industry

Thai PM vows to fight human trafficking in sex trade, fishing industry
December 30th, 2014 in Government

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has vowed to …[More]

Permanent ‘superboard’ planned

Permanent ‘superboard’ planned
December 29th, 2014 in Government

Thailand’s reformers are envisaging a permanent “superboard” to supervise state enterprises, a key part of …[More]

Financial ministry lauds country’s fiscal strength

Financial ministry lauds country’s fiscal strength
December 25th, 2014 in Government

The Finance Ministry yesterday said the country was fiscally strong with a treasury balance of Bt229 …[More]

Minister predicts solar boost

Minister predicts solar boost
December 25th, 2014 in Government

Energy Minister Narongchai Akrasanee expects an additional 2,800 megawatts of solar power will enter …[More]

Poor people to receive 1.3m rai of land

Poor people to receive 1.3m rai of land
December 24th, 2014 in Featured, Government

The Treasury Department plans to allocate 1.3 million rai of land to the poor to comply with government …[More]

State urged to boost rice sales

State urged to boost rice sales
December 23rd, 2014 in Government

The government is being urged to improve selling procedures next year to ensure faster sales in order to …[More]

Trade chief suggests alternatives after EU cuts tariff privileges

Trade chief suggests alternatives after EU cuts tariff privileges
December 22nd, 2014 in Government

WITH THE LOSS of tariff privileges from the European Union, the Foreign Trade Department has said …[More]

Port fee rises: global shippers taken to task

Port fee rises: global shippers taken to task
December 22nd, 2014 in Government

Authorities are scheduled to meet with foreign shipping lines today to help put the brakes on a planned rise …[More]

Department plans auction of seized assets to lift revenue

Department plans auction of seized assets to lift revenue
December 22nd, 2014 in Government

The Revenue Department is set to sell off assets seized for tax evasion in an effort to boost tax collection …[More]

China rail deal to be inked today

China rail deal to be inked today
December 19th, 2014 in Government

Thailand and China will sign two memorandums of understanding (MoU) on the joint development of dual …[More]

Energy Ministry panel to determine authority on power purchase contract

Energy Ministry panel to determine authority on power purchase contract
December 18th, 2014 in Government

THE ENERGY Ministry has set up a committee to determine whether it has the full authority to terminate the …[More]

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Nod to ‘digital economy’ draft

Nod to ‘digital economy’ draft
December 17th, 2014 in Featured, Government

THE CABINET yesterday approved a draft law setting up a national digital economy committee, and another …[More]

Dept watching 30-40 suspicious companies

Dept watching 30-40 suspicious companies
December 17th, 2014 in Government

The Business Development Department will strictly inspect 30-40 companies that are at high risk of operating …[More]

Govt hopeful of upgrade from US Priority Watch

Govt hopeful of upgrade from US Priority Watch
December 11th, 2014 in Government

THE government has high expectations that the United States will upgrade its trade status to the Watch List …[More]