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Household electricity costs likely to increase by the next billing period
BANGKOK, 21 April 2014 (NNT) - The Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC) plans to raise the FT charge between May to August by 7-10 baht per unit, which would cause electricity costs to increase by 3.82 baht per unit. Direk Lavansiri, the Chairman of the Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC), presided over a meeting to consider adjusting the raise the fuel adjustment tariff (FT) during the next few months. The board would review the average electricity usage within households during the

TAT plans to attract tourists from neighboring countries
BANGKOK, 21 April 2014 (NNT) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has plans to invest 124 million baht in strategic planning to attract foreign tourists from the ASEAN region. The plan is expected to generate over 1.3 billion baht in revenue. In 2015, the TAT plans to come up with marketing strategies in order to attract foreign visitors from Thailand’s neighboring countries, as they are a group considered to have high spending potential and could possibly increase tourism revenue up to

Commerce Ministry to release more rice via AFET on April 23
BANGKOK, 21 April 2014 (NNT) – The Commerce Ministry is set to release 200,000 tons of rice through the Agricultural Futures Exchange in Thailand (AFET) on April 23. The ministry said the past 8 rice auctions generated over 7 billion baht worth of revenue and a total of 550,000 tons of rice have been sold. Most of the 5 percent white rice stocks have been sold at up to 12 baht per kilogram. Thailand recently lost the latest contract to supply 800,000 tons of 15% broken well-milled white





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