Chiang Mai University aims to become the first CMU Smart City - Clean Energy in Thailand.

Phuket province has added two additional tourism communities in Thalang district to the Andaman tourism development zone.

The flood situations in many areas of Surat Thani province have eased, except in some lowland areas. Meanwhile, Surat Thani Provincial Irrigation Project has installed water thrusters to accelerate water drainage into the sea.

A large sea leatherback turtle returned to lay eggs on Khuk Khak beach in Phang Nga province for the first time in 10 years.

The Industry Minister, Dr. Uttama Savanayana, visited Rayong province to support the upgrade of the Thai auto industry and agricultural technology to accommodate the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

The Prime Minister admires the increased rubber prices and urged all agencies to do their best for rubber tree growers.

The Revenue Department confirmed to collect taxes to a maximum from alleged culprits in the Magic Skin case.

Floodwater levels in Nakhon Si Thammarat have begun to recede, given no more rains today.

The Department of Employment is advising Thai jobseekers against taking advertised offers on Facebook for farming jobs in Canada, which currently does not accept unskilled labor.

The Rubber Authority of Thailand has joined hands with Alibaba to open an online rubber trade portal, expected to sell no less than 200,000 tons of rubber products each year.

Heavy rains and rough seas are expected for another day along the eastern coasts of the southern region. Small boats are advised to remain ashore.

Yala municipality pawnshop has reserved 62 million baht in cash to serve customers during the New Year holiday.

Airline flights are operating as normal to and from Nakhon Si Thammarat airport. Operational status is determined every three hours by the Department of Airports considering the current flood situation.

Thai and foreign visitors have continually visited the “Love and Warmth at Winter's End, the River of Rattanakosin” festival throughout the day to experience the atmosphere of the Thai traditional way of life. The festival will come to an end on January 19th, 2019. Admission is free.

The OTOP City 2018 will be organized to celebrate the New Year in response to the government’s shopping tax break campaign. The event will be held until December 23rd, 2018, at Impact Challenger Hall, Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi province.

The Equitable Education Fund (EEF) has extended the deadline for schools to submit names of underprivileged students to December 21st, 2018. The EEF has also cooperated with the Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) to inspect the students' status to verify and update the database.

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