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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra highlighted a mutual relationship and economic relations between Thailand and China, saying bilateral trade values between the two nations reached 1.9 trillion baht.

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During the seminar organized by the Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra highlighted a mutual relationship and economic relations between Thailand and China, saying bilateral trade values between the two nations reached 1.9 trillion baht.

Ms. Yingluck stressed that such high trade records show both countries have been enjoying close and strong relations, while expressing hope to see a continuity in cooperation between the two in the future.

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

The Prime Minister delivered policy speech, clarifying 4-point strategy to drive Thailand forward.

 

As for the direction of strategies to drive Thailand forward, PM Yingluck said the government is determined to turn Thailand’s status as a middle-income to a high-income country and to achieve an annual economic growth of 5-6%.

In addition, the Prime Minister stated a plan to develop Thailand to become the world’s center of food security while maintaining and boosting the connection of the country’s industrial sector with China’s through improved public transport system.

Moreover, the Thai government has come up with strategies to reduce social inequality and to turn Thailand into ASEAN’s investment center as well. สำนักข่่าวแห่งชาติ : PM Yingluck delivers strategies to drive Thailand forward

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Saturday urged the public to have confidence in the government’s plans and measures to address the possible power supply crisis in April because of an expected disruption of natural gas supplied from Myanmar.

The premier, on her weekly TV programme “Yingluck Government Meets the People,” said that the government has urged the pubic to help save energy and is seeking additional power supply reserves to ease the impact of a possible power shortage on April 5. April 5 was expected to be a peak period for electricity usage and risked blackouts in some areas of Bangkok and in some parts of southern region, she said.

The government has asked for cooperation from state enterprises and government offices to save energy by reducing the usage of power and raising the temperature setting of air conditioners, said the premier.

She added that the government has also requested factories suspend their production on April 5 to reduce the burden on the power supply.

Ms Yingluck said she believed that after April 5, the country would enter the holiday festival of Songkran and the power usage would be reduced.

She said the government has prepared measures in response to the worst case scenario by reserving bunker oil and diesel full to run supplementary power plants.

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THAI airways to sell training center building to raise more funding

THAI airways has been hit hard by limited travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which comes as they were entered bankruptcy protection and sit on the verge of liquidation.

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THAI airways is selling its Laksi training center building, in the Bangkhen district of Bangkok, its Nok-Air shares, its Bangkok Aviation Fuel Services (BAFS) shares and Boeing 737- 400 engines, after the bankruptcy court gave the go-ahead to do so.

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Will Covid-19 unleash a new generation of digital nomads?

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Will Covid-19 unleash a new generation of digital nomads?
– Covid-19 has facilitated the widespread adoption of remote working
– Despite travel restrictions, countries are seeking to attract digital nomads
– Dubai and Mexico have emerged as key destinations for foreign remote workers
– As travel resumes, many anticipate a new wave of roaming digital nomads

With Covid-19 facilitating the widespread adoption of remote working practices, some emerging markets are seeking to attract digital nomads through a series of incentives and special visas.

Despite border closures and travel restrictions resulting from the virus, various countries are stepping up efforts to incentivise the movement of so-called digital nomads – people who work remotely and relocate relatively freely.

For example, in October the Dubai government launched its virtual working programme, an initiative that gives foreign professionals the opportunity to move to the emirate and continue to work remotely in their current jobs.

The one-year programme, launched after Dubai reopened its borders to international tourists in July last year, is designed is attract professionals, entrepreneurs and those working in start-ups.

Given its strong ICT infrastructure and healthy start-up scene, Dubai has been seen as an increasingly attractive option for digital nomads in recent years, with officials marketing the emirate as a place where people can live and work by the beach.

As a further incentive, in January officials began offering free vaccines to those on the programme.

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200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine Distributed to 13 Thai provinces

Health authorities are now expected to give the first injection of this COVID-19 vaccine on 1st March, with a subcommittee now working on the priority system which will determine who gets the vaccine first.

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BANGKOK (NNT) – The first 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine which arrived in Thailand today will be distributed to 13 provinces, with frontline health workers and those at higher risk, being the first to receive the vaccine.

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