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UN and Thailand to expand Tsunami disaster fund

Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and H. E. Mr Kasit Piromya, Minster of Foreign Affairs for the Government of Thailand today signed an agreement expanding the reach of a regional tsunami trust fund, to now also include support for disaster preparedness across Southeast Asia and Indian Ocean states vulnerable to flooding, storm surges, cyclones and other coastal hazards.

Sustainable and low carbon economic growth in Thailand

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) joined forces with the UK Embassy in Thailand, the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand to organize the seminar from 23 to 24 February at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok, where senior Thai Government policy and decision makers reviewed policy tools and strategic approaches to promote sustainable and low carbon growth in Thailand.

Agricultural Trade is Key to Poverty Reduction and Food Security in Asia and the Pacific

Facilitating Agricultural Trade is Key to Poverty Reduction and Food Security in Asia and the Pacific Make food products more accessible and affordable, says high level regional forum Bangkok (UN ESCAP Information Services) — Concerned over the sharp rise in food prices and the impact of export barriers on food safety, participants in a meeting organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ( ESCAP ) stressed the need for facilitating intraregional agricultural trade.

Asia-Pacific exports to grow at 10.5 % in 2011 (Unescap Report)

According to a new United Nations Report exports are driving a V shaped recovery in Asia and the Pacific with developing economies in the region posting double-digit growth for both exports and imports in 2010.

Thailand to collaborate with China to improve rail system

In an effort to develop an alternative land transport system for freight, the Thai government is planning to collaborate with the Chinese counterpart in constructing a high-speed train network.

A New Decade in Sustainable Transport in Asia, 23 to 25 August 2010, Bangkok

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Kingdom of Thailand, the Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan, United Nations ESCAP, and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development, with supports from various international organizations and donor agencies, will be jointly organizing the Fifth Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum from 23 to 25 August 2010 at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, in Bangkok, Thailand.

PTT, Thailand’s largest oil conglomerate, looks to buy Carrefour

PTT Plc, the country’s largest oil conglomerate, is looking into the possibility of buying out Carrefour (Thailand) to further expand its retail operations, reports said, citing an informed source at the PTT.

Thailand’s inflation up 3.4% in July

Thailand’s inflation in June grew 3.4 per cent on year, due mainly to the spikes in food and fuel prices, according to the Commerce Ministry.