The closure of Ratchayothin bridge due to the construction of the Green Line project may result in a more congested traffic. The public are advised to avoid Ratchayothin intersection. For more information, please call 02-115-6000 around the clock or 02-716-1488, 089-832-1159 and 1159.

The Cabinet approved the criteria for granting Thai citizenship to minorities who have lived in the Kingdom for no less than 15 years. The Cabinet also approved a draft ministerial regulation that allows aliens born in Thailand to live in the Kingdom as long as their migrant worker parents live in the Kingdom. However, they will have to leave the country when their parents do, unless they marry a Thai citizen or are in school.

The Thai government will submit a six-month report on the IUU fishing issue to the European Commission within 15 December 2016.

Chiang Mai province will hold Chiangmai Music Fest in commemoration of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Six performances under six themes will be featured every other Sunday from 11 December 2016 to 19 February 2017. For more information, visit

Various patterns of commemorative coins are available for sales by the Treasury Department at Padung Krung Kasem canal market fair near Government House. Interested individuals can visit the event from December 1-23, 2016.

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