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The plastic prohibition will be phased in

Starting next year, a full prohibition will be phased in. Varawut Silpa-archa leads the subcommittee on plastic and electronic waste management. At a recent meeting, they reviewed enterprises that use plastic debris and their production capability. At a subcommittee meeting with industrial stakeholders, the three-year strategy was discussed. Recycling 100% plastic trash from landfills by 2027 is one way to phase out plastics, especially single-use plastics. First, estimate the production needs of 14 main plants in free trade zones and limit imports to what they can use. The second step would reduce imports of plastic scrap to Thailand by 50%. In 2024, this reduction will be applied. The last step would restrict all plastic scrap imports into Thailand the following year. Only 32% of Thailand’s 24.98 million tonnes of residential trash is correctly managed, according to Varawut. A restriction on plastic scrap imports will be implemented over the next three…

Britain and the rest of the world bid Queen Elizabeth farewell

In 1996, at the request of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand, Her Majesty visited Bangkok. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh also held a Return Concert out of respect for King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Queen Sirikit, and the Thai Royal Family. They wished to pay homage to the 96-year-old monarch who had spent seven decades on the British throne, as did many people around the world, including Vice President Joe Biden of the United States.After allowing mourners to pay their respects in Westminster Hall for four days, the casket of Queen Elizabeth will be carried to nearby Westminster Abbey today at roughly 10.35am London time, 5.35pm Thai time. She and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, visited northern Chiang Mai for the first time on February 14, 1972. Later on Monday, Britain, international leaders, and nobles from around the world will gather for a burial…

Moon landing: Will the space sector help Thailand’s economy?

The agency displayed a new launch pad on Friday in preparation for the space industry to use it in shuttle missions like a lunar orbit, which Thailand has been dreaming and working towards recently. The executive director of the National Innovation Agency (NIA), a division of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, asserts that the effort to join the space race will also have important favorable social and economic repercussions on Earth. Despite the nation’s rapidly expanding economy, he claimed that Thailand’s new “S curve” businesses, which include the moon mission, are predicted to increase by 10% annually. The National Innovation Agency urged people to recognize that the moon, not Thailand, might hold the key to reviving the economy. The space sector, or at least industries related to it, is home to more than 1,000 businesses, and the sector is already worth 30 billion baht. Seven years…

Bangkok’s limited flood-retention space is addressed

At the same time, the country’s heavy rain keeps making a mess. Some experts are coming up with new ways to solve the problem. Sucharit also said that in case of a flood, land like public parks should be turned into water retention zones. He said that his university turns green areas that hold water into water retention zones. Amnat Chidthaisong, a professor, said that the government should strengthen weather agencies and set up smart networks so that they can work together and help each other. This week, the governor of Bangkok, Chadchat Sittupunt, said he was going to declare parts of the city that get a lot of flooding as disaster zones and pay compensation to the people who live there. Because there isn’t much green space in Bangkok, there aren’t many places that can be used to hold back floodwaters. An associate professor at Chulalongkorn University says that…

On September 24 the next election’s official campaign period will begin

On September 24, the current House term will have 180 days left, therefore election campaigning can begin. Despite the election season starting a week from now, many political parties have already begun staging rallies, issuing official declarations, and stirring up support for their parties and candidates. Bhumjaithai Party lambasted Democrat Party on rubber price. Politics has been at the forefront of the headlines in recent months due to the term limits of suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. In Thailand’s northern and northeastern provinces, where they’ve usually done well, the Pheu Thai Party has been conducting rallies ahead of election season. The Election Commission announced Monday that parties and candidates can begin campaigning. If the House is dissolved before 180 days, campaigning can begin immediately until the following election. Several candidates for offices up to and including prime minister have been anticipated or announced. The Organic Act’s Section 68 outlines when…

TAT’s incentive for tour buses was intended to boost domestic travel

In addition to providing employment for bus drivers and other related personnel, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) anticipates that commissioning more than 500 tour buses will increase interest among Thai citizens in boarding a coach and traveling to various parts of the nation. According to the TAT’s deputy governor for domestic marketing, the tour buses have received financial incentives from the TAT to run tour routes throughout the north, south, east, and center of the nation. Although the TAT did put certain restrictions, it only allowed for a maximum of 40,000 baht each bus. The strategy has already been implemented, and on September 10 the first of these sponsored and compensated bus excursions took place. Out of the 500 available buses, tour schedules have already been developed and sold for about 208 of them. This amounts to around 40% of the fleet, which typically provides erratic services like excursions…

Theme parks open brand-new offerings prior to the peak season

Current theme parks are being refurbished to attract tourists, while local and international companies are constructing new attractions. Covid-19 destroyed entertainment businesses. They expect billions of tourists during Thailand’s busy season. After a rained-out third quarter, theme parks and water parks in Thailand are investing in a flood of new attractions for the fourth quarter. Next projects are listed: PATTAYA The attraction plans global advertising in 80 countries to achieve 1 million guests every year. Thai theme parks are opening soon, including Aquaverse. Aquaverse will premiere in Pattaya on October 12 because of its closeness to U-Tapao Airport and high-speed trains. Columbia Pictures and Amazon Falls build 35 rai in Pattaya. If Pattaya’s tourism recovers to pre-pandemic levels of 20 million visitors per year, a second phase will expand indoor activities. Pattaya’s theme park is expected to spawn movie and TV show ripoffs. Hotel Transylvania, Jumanji, Surf’s Up, and Ghostbusters-themed…

Shrines getting ready for the forthcoming vegetarian festival in Phuket

Chinese shrines are getting ready for the festival with the aid of city employees and volunteers. The Ma Song during the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is well-known. With swords, knives, and spikes, these spiritual adherents will self-mutilate by slicing their cheeks and tongues. Masks must also be worn at all times by participants. Administrators of the shrines will be in charge of implementing the regulations, according to Chantana Sittiphan of the Phuket Provincial Office of the Ministry of Culture. The Ma Song are accompanied by aides who wipe up their blood and pat them down with towels to prevent them from catching fire from the numerous fireworks being launched. Up until October 4, they will take place each day of the festival. In order to ensure that all shrine managers were aware of the guidelines that shrines must adhere to during the festival, Phuket’s Vice Governor Pichet convened a news conference.…

Bangkok sees long lines of eager buyers for the iPhone 14

With the quicker product rollout, taking place in September rather than October as happened in previous years, Com 7 expects its revenue in the third quarter to be higher than last year. Hype was intense yesterday for the launch of the iPhone 14 lineup in Thailand, with fans flocking to stores, buoyed by Apple’s promotion of the country to its first tier for new products. Customers now tend to choose an instalment payment plan of 24-36 months for an iPhone, rather than 10 months. Local pre-bookings for Apple’s iconic smartphones indicated an overwhelming response. Although the prices of the new lineup are relatively higher because of the weaker baht, sales received a boost from discounts offered by mobiles operators, point redemptions and longer instalment payment periods, said Mr Paramate. Consumers want handsets with a higher memory storage capacity of 512 gigabytes or 1 terabyte, larger displays and advanced features, including…

For Malaysia Day, take the “Sawadee Special” train from KL to Hat Yai

Nevertheless, the majority of the passengers were vacationers taking advantage of the long weekend. In order to visit Hat Yai, Songkhla, and the other southern regions, Malaysians frequently make brief trips into Thailand. The new routes and bridge will make travel for Malaysians much simpler. The “Sawadee Special,” which leaves Hat Yai at 11.30 am and returns to Kuala Lumpur shortly after midnight, will bring people who were transported to Thailand on Thursday night back in time for work on Monday. The Malaysian three-day weekend and a gathering of officials from the Ministry of Public Health that fell on the weekend were both fully booked through Sunday, according to the chairman of the Hat Yai Songkhla Hotels Association. The packed train cars gave the nearby hotels a much-needed boost. The train is special. We would like to see dependable service. That would be advantageous since it would give train travelers…