Infrastructure budget near
The Budget Bureau plans to earmark tens of billions of baht in the fiscal 2015 budget for infrastructure project investment.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Destroying the past
The close link between Thais and water, or waterways, stretches far into the past.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Six Bangkok migrant centres to open
An official gathers data of a migrant worker at a one-stop service centre for labour registration in Samut Prakan's Muang district on July 7, 2014.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Dead mice found in rice stores
Ayutthaya: Rice inspectors found dead mice and pigeons in stores of pledged rice in two warehouses in Ayutthaya's Wang Noi district Wednesday.
Suthin's alleged killer nabbed
Police rounded up Surakrit Chaimongkol at his home in Samut Prakan's Phra Padaeng District Tuesday and charged him with conspiring to commit a murder after the court has approved his arrest warrant.
Couple nabbed for rice theft
Ayutthaya police apprehended Sawai Phanthom, 54, and wife Saowanee Muslem, 30, at a house in Pakhai district based on an arrest warrant issued by Samut Prakan court.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
5 senior officials in migrant identification centres moved to inactive posts
Sumet Mahosot, director-general of the Department of Employment , has moved five senior officials at nationality identification centres in five provinces to inactive posts, which went into effect yesterday, an informed source said.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
More moves to try to register migrant labour
THAI AND Myanmar officials will meet next week to try to resolve problems in registering migrant workers, Lt-General Thanchaiyan Srisuwan, chief of the Supreme Command's Directorate of Operations, said yesterday.
Factories face waste check
All factories will be required to register with the Industrial Works Department within two months in a move by the Industry Ministry to track how factories manage their industrial waste.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Two Irrawaddy dolphin carcasses at Bang Pu Mai
Two Irrawaddy dolphin carcasses aged about five years old were swept ashore in tambon Bang Pu Mai at Samut Prakan's Muang district yesterday morning.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Power outage in Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi
The Metropolitan Electricity Authority announced that it will cut off power in certain areas of Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan on Saturday and Sunday to maintain electricity distribution.
Whale died from shock, experts say
The body of a Bryde's whale that washed up on a Samut Prakan beach on Sunday is thought to have died from shock after becoming trapped in a fishing net, experts said.
Cambodians deny workers Thai entry
Authorities in Cambodia's Oddar Meanchey province have refused to issue border pass documents to migrant workers without places of residence in the province.
Building a bigger, better Bitec
Bhiraj Buri Group, operator of Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre , is confident the venue's 6-billion-baht, second-phase expansion will serve eastern Bangkok's growth in a world-class setting.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
PEA to submit B135bn Capex plan to NCPO
The Provincial Electricity Authority will submit its five-year capital expenditure plan worth more than 135 billion baht for the consideration of the National Council for Peace and Order .
Between thirst and drowning
With monsoon storms soaking Thailand, many will have already forgotten the long spell of drought suffered in much of the country earlier this year.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
A day in photos
The State Railway of Thailand has agreed to allow a passenger van hub to be established at Makkasan Airport Rail Link station, as part of efforts to solve traffic congestion around Victory Monument.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Fire rages at plastic pellet factory in Samut Prakan
After four long hours, authorities were still unable to control a blaze at one of the plastic pellet factories in Bang Pu Industrial Estate, Samut Prakan province, as concerns rose of chemical contamination in the air and surrounding environment.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Chemical blaze racks up huge bill
A chemical storage company caught fire in Bang Pu industrial estate in Samut Prakan yesterday, creating a huge black cloud of smoke, but no casualties.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Fire guts plastics godown in Bangpoo
Fire destroyed a large plastic pellet warehouse at the Bangpoo Industrial Estate in Praekkasa sub-district of Muang Samut Prakan district, Samut Prakan, Friday morning.