Aksara Kerdpol, adviser to the Prime Minister and head of a peace talk unit for the southern border provinces called on civil sector to support the peace talk process and help stop all acts of violence.

Military units have continued providing assistance to villagers affected by cold weather in the North.

The Thai labor minister discussed with the Myanmar ambassador to Thailand the legalization of migrant workers from Myanmar in line with the official protocols.

The National Village and Urban Community Fund Office has joined hands with the Department of Business Development in a campaign to upgrade village funds throughout the country and to introduce indigenous goods to Pracharat Hybrid shops.

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Ministry of Transport are promoting less popular tourist destinations as well as shops selling inexpensive food and beverages in Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports.

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is inviting the public to visit Phu Lom Lo in Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park and enjoy the spectacular sight of wild Himalayan cherry flowers, which would be in full blood in the middle of this month.

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that Thailand has been removed from the 2017 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets list.

The government is ready to support rubber planters and business operators in compliance with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards, focusing on rubber plantations in legitimate areas. The government aims to expand export markets and raise rubber prices.

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