The Ministry of Transport will begin to pilot Mangmoom Card common tickets on the MRT network in Bangkok from 23 June 2018 with future expansion to other public transports, while the BTS Skytrain has yet to participate in the common ticket scheme.

The police arrested suspected online gamblers on World Cup soccer games with some 12 million baht in cash circulated monthly.

The cabinet approved a draft decree on tax discounts and waivers to promote the establishment of international companies' headquarters in Thailand.

The Ministry of Labor stressed that all employers must provide holidays to employees. Legal action will be taken against those who violate the labor law. For more information, please call 1546.

The Rayong Provincial Federation of Thai Industries has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Skill Development Institute and major factories on providing skill enhancement programs for workers in Rayong province to support the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project.

The northeastern province of Sisaket will organize the "Lava Durian Sisaket & ASEAN Trade Fair 2018" to promote lava durian and tourism. The fair will be held from 29 June to 8 July 2018.

The Ministry of Commerce will organize Smart Startup 2018 in Chiang Mai during 13-15 July 2018, and in Nakhon Ratchasima during 24-26 August 2018.

Thailand will host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition from 31 August to 2 September 2018 at IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani.

The Department of Mental Health disclosed that over 800,000 Thai elderly are suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and 90 percent of them have behavioral and mental problems. The department is disseminating knowledge on this issue to the general public, especially families with elderly members who have Alzheimer's disease.

The Ministry of Public Health has joined hands with the World Health Organization (WHO) and international experts to eliminate rabies from Thailand by the year 2020. The Permanent Secretary for Public Health, Dr. Jedsada Chokdamrongsuk, said the realization of such goal will require cooperation from all sectors, particularly the general public, local authorities, and network organizations.

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