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EC prepares to propose  time frame for election
BANGKOK, 21 April 2014, (NNT), The Election Commission (EC) has said it is ready for tomorrow’s meeting with 64 political parties to discuss a new round of national poll. Mr. Supachai Somcharoen, the EC Chief, made the announcement, during which he made a remark on the ruling Pheu Thai Party’s stance to have the election held on 15th of June, saying that further discussion with other political parties would be necessary to determine the possibility of the proposal. He expressed his belief

DITP targets US$50 bil worth of exports to Japan, China
BANGKOK, 21 April 2014 (NNT) – The Department of International Trade Promotion is targeting a 50-billion-US-dollar revenue from exports to Japan and China this year. Miss Nuntawan Sakuntanaga, Director General of the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), talked about the outlook of this year’s exports, saying Thailand was expected to rake in 28 billion US dollars from its exports to China and 22 billion dollars from Japan. She said the DITP had been promoting Thai exports and

Southern rail service to receive major facelift
BANGKOK, 21 April 2014 (NNT) – The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is to greatly improve its rail routes in southern provinces. SRT Governor Prapat Chongsanguan revealed that the SRT had allocated 6 billion baht, for its largest railway renovation in a hundred years. The massive project will take three years and is to commence in May. The governor said the renovation will begin with soil re-enforcement, and the switching of wooden railway sleepers to concrete sleepers. The renovation will

PM Yingluck’s lawyer not worried about rice case
BANGKOK, 21 April 2014 (NNT) – The lawyer of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is confident that the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will not rule the Premier guilty of charges in connection with the rice pledging scheme. Mr. Bancha Parameesanaporn, Miss Yingluck's lawyer, said he was not worried about the rice case although the NACC had refused to hear from two more witnesses, citing as reason that it had enough information on the case. He said the NACC had violated Section 157





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