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Thailand to face more thunderstorms during the next 2 days
BANGKOK, 16 April 2014 (NNT) - Thailand is set to be hit by more summer storms during the next two days as many provinces have already been lashed by heavy rains. The Meteorological Department has reported that a low pressure cell covering the upper parts of the country coupled with southeasterly winds will generate thunderstorms and strong winds in the region. Building structures and advertising boards are advised to be fortified ahead of the approaching storms. A tropical storm caused

Transport company adds 2000 more buses to Bangkok
BANGKOK, 16 April 2014 (NNT) -- The Transport Company Limited is adding 2,000 more buses and vans a day, to transport those who are traveling back to Bangkok after celebrating the Thai New Year with their friends and families in home towns everywhere. According to the company, there are 7,000 transport vehicles available to provide services for 200,000 passengers daily. A large number of travelers arrived at Mor Chit terminal in Bangkok on the last day of the five day holiday. The normal

NSC: CAPO’s meeting tomorrow is to ensure civil service sector’s compliance
BANGKOK, 16 April 2014 (NNT) - Secretary General of the National Security Council Paradon Patttanathabutr stated that the planned meeting of the Center for the Administration of Peace and Order, or CAPO, tomorrow is set to streamline roles of government units to suit the current situation. CAPO has invited Permanent Secretaries of all ministries to a meeting on 17 April, for an exchange of views that will help ensure the latter’s compliance with CAPO’s stance in the ongoing political tension.

Senator Pichit: Eased political tension attributes to lively Songkran atmosphere
BANGKOK, 16 April 2014, (NNT) - An appointed senator has attributed the lively Songkran atmosphere nationwide to the easing of political tensions. According to Police General and President of the Senate Standing Committee On Tourism Pichit Kuandechakhup, both the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC)'s and the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD)'s announcement that they would temporarily cease their activities during the Songkran celebration created a more relaxed

Returning holidaymakers pack New Southern Bus Terminal
BANGKOK, 16 April 2014 (NNT) – Bangkok’s New Southern Bus Terminal has been crowded with returning vacationers, mostly from the South, following the Songkran holiday, prompting officials to beef up security around the premises. As today wraps up the Songkran holiday, a steady inflow of arrivals was seen at the New Southern Bus Terminal, located on Boromarajajonani Road in western Bangkok, this morning. The arriving passengers reportedly came from southern, western and central provinces where

BMA launches cleanup of Silom Rd after Songkran festivities
BANGKOK, 16 April 2014 (NNT) – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has deployed 250 officials to clean up Silom Road which was used as one of Bangkok’s venues for the Songkran water play. In the wake of this year’s Songkran water festivities on Silom Road, Deputy Bangkok Governor Pusadee Tamthai has led BMA executives and related officials from the Bang Rak, Yannawa, Sathon and Pathumwan District Offices as well as the Department of Environment, numbering 250 individuals in total, to

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