'Rubbish crisis' looms
PCD chief Wichien Jungrungruang said the amount of household waste being generated nationwide had been increasing for years without any matching government investment, prompting many illegal dump sites to open.
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Police officers keep an eye on people's homes over holiday
The number of homes nationwide placed under police guardianship during the April 8-17 holidays has risen to 3,471 - including 925 in Bangkok, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board secretary-general said yesterday.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
The worlds most unique water festival - Thailand.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand announced the official opening ceremony of its 'Grand Songkran Splendours 2014' which will see fun and family-friendly activities arranged for locals and visitors alike, up and down the Kingdom of Thailand from 11-20 April, 2014.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
FTI calls for hike in price of...
The renewable energy industry club of the Federation of Thai Industries is calling on the government to increase the price of electricity produced from garbage to spur private investment in the sector.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Locals seek court order on dumpsite fire
An official shows some samples from a tannery in Samut Prakan. These samples will be examined through lab tests to determine if the tannery has illegally thrown away its industrial waste at the Praksa dumpsite.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
The ticking time bomb in our midst
With dangerous business allowed to flourish in the heart of our communities, the next disaster is just around the corner Thailand's city planners are often left fighting a rearguard action, overwhelmed by unregulated land use and construction.
Fire breaks out again at Samut Prakan's Praksa landfill
ANOTHER FIRE broke out at Samut Prakan's Praksa landfill early yesterday, forcing residents to brace for further evacuations.
Phraeksa dump burns again
Officials believe the fire that broke out at Phraeksa rubbish dump in Samut Prakan yesterday may have been started deliberately.
Second fire at Praksa garbage dump
A second fire broke out at a 150-rai garbage dump in tambon Praksa in Muang district at 4.30am Tuesday, sending thick, polluting black and white smoke into the sky, possibly from highly toxic tanning factories in the district.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
First batch of senators to be endorsed
About 65 senators-elect are expected to be endorsed by the Election Commission at its meeting today.
New city plan 'could ravage' the verdant Bang Krachao
Samut Prakan's green Bang Krachao area, which serves as a "lung" to produce fresh air for local residents and those in the nearby metropolitan area, is now a new golden treasure for real estate developers given its close proximity to Bangkok and flood-free status.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Dumpsite fire in the North
A fire was raging yesterday on at a 15-rai dumpsite in Lampang's Koh Kha district, spreading smoke that upset the lives of local people.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Pinoys in Thailand told to be careful amid ongoing protests
Filipinos in Bangkok and other parts of Thailand should be careful amid ongoing protests in the country, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Thursday.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Mountain of cash
Rubbish disposal in Thailand can be a very dirty business, metaphorically as well as literally speaking.
J.S.P. eyes capital funds from SET
J.S.P. Property plans to mobilise funds from the Thai stock market to buy a land bank for new projects, says chief executive Tanongsak Manotamraksa.
Praksa fire leads to calls for nationwide dumpsite controls
THE RECENT massive fire at a dumpsite in Samut Prakan's tambon Praksa has prompted senators to call for a Health Department survey of 2,400 garbage dumps and for the issuance of ministerial regulations to control dumping sites nationwide.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Clearing the air
The fire that cremated the 100 rai garbage dump in tambon Phraeksa in Muang district of Samut Prakan province last month prompted local authorities to declare the surrounding area an air pollution disaster zone because of thick fumes from the burning waste.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Electronic monitoring to be used on Illicit guides, chauffeurs at Suvarnabhumi
SAMUT PRAKAN, 29 March 2014 Illicit guides and chauffeurs at Suvarnabhumi Airport who repeat their offenses will from now on be subject to electronic monitoring by Samut Prakan Municipal Court.
Tida: Apr 5 UDD mass rally definite
The mass rally of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship on April 5 is going ahead and up to 500,000 red shirts are expected to attend, former UDD chair Tida Thawornseth said on Sunday.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Airport criminals get tags
The Samut Prakan Kwaeng Court has approved the use of electronic monitoring tags on repeat offenders who commit crimes at Suvarnabhumi airport.