The Department of Land Transport has raised the standard of the national driving test by producing English-language materials to accommodate foreign test takers.

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation advised villagers in the provinces to brace for the upcoming dry season by storing water for consumption and adjust their farming methods to a water management plan.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has launched a campaign aimed at reviving old areas of the capital city. The campaign started with arranging the painting of old buildings on both sides of a 400-meter section of Khaosan Road.

The 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair is taking place at IMPACT Arena, Muang Thong Thani, from February 21st – 25th, under theme of craftsmanship as a cultural heritage. Organizers expect at least two billion baht in sales at the event.

The Winter Festival is taking place at the Royal Plaza and Sanam Sua Pa area, starting from February 8th to March 11th. The opening hours are 10.30 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. on Sundays to Thursdays, and 10.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is free.

The Ministry of Culture has encouraged people to wear Thai traditional costumes throughout the year in celebration of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 86th birthday anniversary.

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