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Ranong Port being improved to serve Bimstec nations

The Port Authority of Thailand has accelerated improvement of Ranong port to support 12,000DWT vessels at both docks in a Bt41.8 million project, director-general Lieutenant Kamolsak Promprayoon said.   The improvement is part of the Southern Economic Corridor (SEC) Project to connect water, road and rail transportation between the Andaman coast and the Gulf of […]

Thailand had the world’s first coronavirus case outside China. Here’s how it avoided disaster

By South-East Asia correspondent Amy Bainbridge and Supattra Vimonsuknopparat Thailand is emerging as another success story in the COVID-19 pandemic. It is all the more remarkable considering the country was the first outside of China to detect a case of COVID-19 back in January. At the time, there was intense speculation the virus could ravage South-East Asia. […]

Chiang Rai authorities help workers from Myanmar stranded in Mae Sai to return home after closure of border crossing

– As borders closed, many migrant workers from Myanmar working in Thailand tried to return to their country. Some didn’t make it in time, and are now stranded at the Mae Sai Thailand-Myanmar border crossing in Chiang Rai, waiting for Myanmar authorities to reopen the border. The authorities decided to seal off the border in […]

A motorbike ride to an Indian trading post

By Nyein Ei Ei Htwe The smoothly winding road through green paddy fields and mountains made my first highway motorbike trip a breeze. I didn’t see even one small pothole in the 100-mile-long (161-kilometre) India-Myanmar Friendship Road, built in 2001 by Indian engineers to increase trade between the two countries. My ride was slowed, however, […]

Business delegation to Myanmar, Thailand & Cambodia rescheduled from Dec 8 to 18, 2013

The Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) has rescheduled its earlier plan to take a business delegation to Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia. As per the feedback from the members of the pharmaceutical companies the council has rescheduled the trip from December 8 to 18, 2013 instead of earlier announced dates. “After taking the feedback […]


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