The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is expediting the drafting of a 20-year-ฺplan for the conservation of Bengal tigers in Thai forests.

A French mother and son have walked from Phuket city to Betong district for over four months. They were inspired by Luffy, a One Piece cartoon character, to travel around the world and appreciated the generosity of the southern border villagers who gave them food and water.

The Department of Employment (DOE) has announced all migrant workers from Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia, who are employed in fisheries must complete their registration within the deadline on 31 July 2016. Registrations can be done at one stop service centers in 22 seaside provinces nationwide. The Department of Employment will strictly inspect after the registration period ends to verify that all migrant workers are hired illegally. Employers of unregistered migrant workers might face a fine of up to 100,000 baht per one illegal employee. For more information, please call the DOE's hotline 1694.

China has submitted the first phase of a Sino-Thai railway construction plan which covers 3.5 kilometers. The construction is expected to start during August and September this year.

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuan said that there has been no discussion of an annual military reshuffle between himself and any military commanders.

The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security is inviting the general public to attend the concert honouring Her Majesty the Queen on 9 August 2016 at the National Theatre at 2pm. Tickets can be retrieved by calling 0-2354-3388 ext 307,308 available for a limited quantity.

The general public can inquire the location of their referendum voting station and sequence number using their national identification card number on the website http://www.khonthai.com/Election/Elecenter/intercervotsv/ which is run by the Ministry of Interior.

The Government Pension Fund will be providing free trainings to 10 occupations on 27-28 August 2016 at Ratchaburi Polytechnic College. Occupations included in the training are engine maintenance, household air conditioner maintenance, basic computer usage, herbal potion making, fabric bag making, and baking. Admission can be made by calling 0 2168 1101 - 7 ext. 116.

The Prime Minister has confirmed that he will not cancel the special economic development zones but will focus on investing in four potential areas.

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