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  • Tom 3:36 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: agricultural, agricultural product, cassava, , , Food exports, , poultry, , sea food, shrimp, sugar, , , Thai restaurants, Tuna fish,   

    Food exports next year expected to rise to 793 bn 

    Food exports

    Food exports, Photo: farmlandgrab.org

    Food exports in 2010 are expected to rise 7.5% or worth 793 billion THB following an increase in prices of agricultural products such as rice, fruits and sea food.

    Acting Director of the National Food Institute (NFI), Amorn Ngammongkonrat forecasts Thai foods export value in 2010 at 793 billion THB, an increase of 7.5% from last year in line with the improvement in the economy and the rise of agricultural product prices. Major export products include rice, poultry, processed Tuna fish, sugar, processed fruits, cassava and related products. However, shrimp and fresh and dry fruit exports are likely to decrease at 0.8% and 11.4% respectively. (More …)

  • Tom 8:20 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: agricultural, , banks, , , , , government banks, , , , national holidays, refinancing, registration, Savings Bank   

    Informal debt registration commences 

    money roll

    money roll : flickr.com

    The first day of registration under the informal debt-refinancing program saw more than 17,000 people signing up in various parts of the country.

    The headquarters of the Government Savings Bank was crowded this morning as today is the first day of registration for the government’s informal debt restructuring scheme. Nakhon Ratchasima and Pichit are two top provinces with the highest number of registrants. (More …)

  • Tom 6:48 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: agricultural, , , , Chiangrai, , Communist, , , , diversity, , geographic, , Guangdong, , , Kunming, partner, , , , , Thai Prime Minister, , values, Yunnan   

    Thailand and southern China strengthens economic partnership 

    Kunming Communist Party Secretary, Mr Qiu He and the permanent committee of Yunnan Communist Party of China yesterday paid courtesy calls to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva at Government House. The visit was aimed to strengthen trade and investment relations between Thailand and China as well as China and all ASEAN countries.

    China values Thailand as the country’s economic partner, according to Mr Qiu He. Thailand-China were praised for their bilateral relations. Mr Abhisit stated that the Thai government has a plan to extend economic relations with China. The plan specifically focuses on manipulating one- on-one province relationships. The government has also considered setting up a group of Thai representatives in Guangdong to enhance both countries’ problem-solving cooperation. (More …)

  • Tom 6:13 pm on September 16, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: agents, agricultural, , , , , Bangladeshi, , Destination Thailand Fair 2009, Dhaka, , , medical visas, , Royal Thai Embassy, , , Thai Ambassador, , Thai Embassy, Thai hospitals, Thai international hospitals, , Thai Trade, , , tourist a, , , travel agents, travel destination, , , visa, visas   

    Thai Tourism Boosted by Destination Thailand Fair 2009 

    Destination Thailand Fair 2009 1

    The Royal Thai Embassy in Dhaka in cooperation with the Thai Trade Centre in Dhaka, Thai Airways International and the Tourism Authority of Thailand organized the 3-day Destination Thailand Fair 2009 during 16-18 July 2009 on the Royal Thai Embassy’s premises to promote Thailand and Thai tourism.

    Among the participants were stalls of airlines which operate flights to Bangkok, travel agents and leading Thai international hospitals which many Bangladeshi people regularly visit to offer special deals on tickets and holiday and medical packages in Thailand. Travelers could then apply for free tourist and medical visas on the spot under the same roof. Besides, there were Thai cultural shows brought to Bangladesh by the Tourism Authority of Thailand 3 times each day, Thai food offered by Thai chefs working in Dhaka and Thai fruits by courtesy of the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives of Thailand. (More …)

  • Tom 9:02 pm on September 4, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , agricultural, antiquities, , , artefacts, Ban Lai Ing, centuries, , , , , , Lanna cultural heritage, , Phayao, , Wiang, Wiang Phayao Museum   

    Keeping Phayao’s past alive 


    The Wiang Phayao Museum is a treasure trove of objects d’art, putting together hundreds of rare items to vividly represent the history, local wisdom and culture of this northern province.

    Nestled in the heart of Ban Lai Ing in tambon Wiang of Muang district, the shady compound of the five-century old Lee Temple is an excellent reminder of Phayao province’s rich history, with its diverse collection of antiquities housed inside the Wiang Phayao Museum. The sacred sanctuary of archaeological treasures originates from Phra Khru Anurak Buranan, a highly-revered abbot of the temple who is known for an avid consciousness and appreciation of the Lanna cultural heritage. (More …)

  • Tom 6:26 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: agricultural, , , Chatuchak, , Chatuchak Weekend Market, Farmers, , Good Products, Good Products from the Far South, , , local products, , southern border provinces,   

    “Good Products from the Far South” to be held in Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok 

    Asean Cooing Dove Competition

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives will hold the “Good Products from the Far South” during 10 to 13 September at the Marketing Organization for Farmers (MOF) Market next to Chatuchak Weekend Market.

    Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister, Theera Wongsamut, stated that the fair would be held for the second time as it had gained a lot of interest in its first year. He said the Ministry had played an essential part in promoting and developing the agriculture and agricultural institutions in the five southern border provinces. (More …)

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