No Thai nationals are affected from the 6.2 magnitude earthquake in central Italy, announced the Thai Embassy.

The Thai embassy in Yangon said no Thais were hurt in the earthquake in central Myanmar early in the evening on Wednesday.

Minister attached to the Prime Minister's Office Panadda Dissakul visited Narathiwat province to follow up on the progress in construction of houses for villagers affected by coastal erosion.

Samut Songkhram Governor Chitra Promchutima presided over the opening of a special lecture regarding the government’s e-payment campaign, as well as registration for Prompt Pay service at the provincial city hall, in cooperation with KTB.

Department of Comptroller General spokesperson Oranuch Wainusit said the welfare payment for newborn infants was scheduled to begin in September 2016 and it will be used as a model for other government projects.

Mahapajapati Buddhist College, Mahamakut Buddhist University, is accepting 50 students for the Faculty of Education majoring in Buddhist Teaching and the Faculty of Humanities majoring in English with scholarships, food and accommodations provided until graduation. For more information, please call 0 4424 9398 and 08 1265 7121 or visit

Energy Regulatory Commission will organize a meeting to hear public opinions and make recommendations for Bang Pakong Power Project on September 9 from 8.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. in Chachoengsao province. For more information, please call 0 2207 3599 Ext. 761-2.

The Department of Business Development, the Ministry of Commerce, Electronic Commerce Association of Thailand and Electronic Transactions Development Agency (public organization) will jointly hold a press conference on Thailand Online Mega Sale 2016 on Monday, August 29, 2016, from 1.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. at Central World trade center.

Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS) will co-host ThaiTECT 2016 and promote research and innovation in medical science and the development of the country's potentials.

Chantaburi Rubber Authority has warned rubber planters against diseases which might occur due to heavy rains during June and October which will cause high humidity in the air so the planters are suggested to be aware of possible fungal disease outbreaks. For more information, please call 039-311296.

The National Innovation Agency has approved more projects under the Innovation Coupon campaign, adding the number of approved projects to 195, with a total budget of 165.7 million baht. The campaign will be accepting new proposals before the deadline of 30 September 2016. For more information, please visit

The Ministry of Public Health will be improving its IT systems to better serve the general public, in support of the national development plan to push Thailand as medical hub and medical tourism destination.

King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi’s Media Arts students has developed a 3D learning media for biology, with a built in audio system to accommodate students with visual impairments, applying the knowledge in medicine and science into a new learning platform.

The Deputy Prime Minister has ordered the police commissioner-general to visit Pattani Province in the wake of a car bomb incident, and determine whether the scheduled peace talk should be postponed or not.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand will be holding the ASEAN Pop Culture event, featuring pop arts from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos. The event will take place at the Lanna Folklife Museum in Chiang Mai Province during 27-28 August 2016.

Northeastern provinces have been advised to brace for heavy rains. Villagers living at foothills, low-lying or run-off areas are encouraged to be cautious of the situation, follow weather reports and alerts from the authorities and obey all public instructions.

Surin Provincial Employment Office is inviting those with disabilities and the elderly to receive services from the Employment Service Center for the Disabled and the Elderly during office hours. For more information, please call 044-153021-2 Ext. 13-14 or visit / surindoe.

The National Legislative Assembly, the National Reform Steering Assembly, the Constitution Drafting Committee, King Prajadhipok's Institute and Rajathiwaswihara Temple organize the project for saving the lives of cattle from slaughterhouses in honor of His Majesty the King's 70th anniversary of ascension to the throne and Her Majesty the Queen’s seventh-cycle anniversary on August 12, 2016. The ceremony is held on every Monday from 1.30 to 3 p.m. at Rajathiwaswihara Temple from now until December 5, 2016. Those who wish to make a donation can visit

The Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, Chulalongkorn University, will grant scholarships to those who have graduated with honors or have been studying in the last semester of a bachelor's program with a grade point average of at least 3.25 for a master's and bachelor's degree in insurance mathematics. For more details, please visit Applications will be accepted until September 16.

The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology is selecting elementary school students to participate in the 2016 project for developing scientific and mathematical geniuses. For more details, please visit or call 0 2392 4021 Ext. 2202-7.

The Office of Atoms for Peace will be holding a seminar on the Nuclear Energy for Peace Act BE 2559 to prepare companies and organizations for the full implementation of the law. For more information, please call 0 2596 7600 ext 2221.

Princess Chulabhorn's Colleges are now accepting the application for Mattayom 1 level scholarships for the 2017 academic year at all 12 Princess Chulabhorn's Colleges nationwide. Applications can be made on the website from today until 4 September 2016.

The Ministry of Finance has proposed the new government enterprises regulation and development act to the Cabinet, while the Ministry of Transport has presented a new cooperation framework between Thailand and China regarding the construction of Thai-China railway project.

The water reserves in Mae Hong Son province are still lower than average values, while authorities have continued to promote the cultivation of plants that require low amounts of water to cultivate in appropriation to the soil and current weather conditions, according to Mae Hong Son Irrigation Project.

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