Archive For 18th March 2019

Songkran Carnage: Seven Deadly Days Becomes 21 As 10% Accident Reduction Targeted

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Songkran Carnage: Seven Deadly Days Becomes 21 As 10% Accident Reduction Targeted

The Communications Ministry has invoked special powers to try and lower accidents at this year’s upcoming Songkran holiday.   Minister Arkhom Termphitthayaphaisit announced that he is using Article 777 to demand action to safeguard  more highways and rural roads.   This year some 155 roads are under the special measures. Last year it was just…

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Some Provinces To Experience Severe Drought

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Some Provinces To Experience Severe Drought

The Governor of Khon Kaen has affirmed that, despite the early drought, the province will have enough water for public consumption.     Ubol Ratana Dam in the province currently contains 657 million cubic meters of water, 27% of its maximum capacity. However, only 4% or 76 million cubic meters is usable with 1.2 million…

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PM Prayut Concerned Over Public Safety In Risk Areas Of Tropical Storms

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was concerned over public safety in risk areas of tropical storms and instructed all authorities to promptly take preventive and relief measures.   Deputy government spokesman Lt. Gen. Werachon Sukondhapatipak said the prime minister was concerned over the welfare and safety of people in risk areas of tropical storms expected in the upper…

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Dengue Fever: Fears Of Epidemic As Four Times As Many Cases Reported In Thailand

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Dengue Fever: Fears Of Epidemic As Four Times As Many Cases Reported In Thailand

Dengue fever: Fears of epidemic as four times as many cases reported in Thailand.   Hospitals nationwide have been ordered to set up emergency facilities to deal with a worrying rise in cases of dengue fever since the start of the year. In January there were four times as many cases of the disease as…

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Carnage Continues On Thai Roads: 3,175 Reported Dead At The Scene Since The Start Of 2019

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Carnage Continues On Thai Roads: 3,175 Reported Dead At The Scene Since The Start Of 2019

Daily News continued their campaign to report daily on the carnage on the Thai roads.   They are trying to raise awareness and improve driving on what are some of the most dangerous roads in the world. On Tuesday 52 people were killed. It was 74 on Monday, the worst day this month. The figures…

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Prawit Orders Review Of Speeds On Intercity And Rural Roads

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Prawit Orders Review Of Speeds On Intercity And Rural Roads

Prawit orders review of speeds on intercity and rural roads.   Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan has instructed police and related agencies to review and set appropriate speed limits for various vehicle types on intercity motorways and rural roads in order to boost road safety and reduce accidents. Prawit, who is…

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Poll: Banning Alcohol At Songkran A Good Idea “To Preserve Beautiful Thai Culture”

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Poll: Banning Alcohol At Songkran A Good Idea “To Preserve Beautiful Thai Culture”

Poll: Banning alcohol at Songkran a good idea “to preserve beautiful Thai culture”   Anti-alcohol activists have been buoyed by a poll and still hope to persuade the government to ban drinking on April 13th. This day is one of the main days of the traditional Thai New Year when cultural events are held. Thai…

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Flying Motorbike Ends Up Stuck In Power Lines In Surin

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Flying Motorbike Ends Up Stuck In Power Lines In Surin

A motorbike has ended up entangled in power lines, four meters up in the air, following an incident in Surin province on Sunday.   Daily News is reporting that emergency responders were notified of the accident in Karbcherng on Sunday night. They arrived to find a motorbike entangled in the electric wires four metres from…

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Claim Centres To Track Down Tourists Who Skip Hospital Bills

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Claim Centres To Track Down Tourists Who Skip Hospital Bills

Claim centres to track down tourists who skip hospital bills. Foreign Tourists failed to pay a combined Bt300 million in medical bills after receiving treatment in state hospitals last year, prompting the government to set up “claim centres” to collect what’s due. “These problems mostly hit tourist cities,” Health Service Support Department (HSSD) director-general Dr…

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Thailand A Harder Sell For Repeat Travellers, But Local Experiences Offer Bright Spots

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Thailand A Harder Sell For Repeat Travellers, But Local Experiences Offer Bright Spots

Thailand a harder sell for repeat travellers, but local experiences offer bright spots. Long a top Asian destination for Europe’s travellers, Thailand today is not the easy sell it once was for tour operators and travel agents, who are finding that they have to dig deep to have a shot at attracting repeat clients with…

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