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NCPO terminated as new cabinet meet today

The National Council for Peace and Order was terminated today. Gen Prayut yesterday delivered a speech via the TV Pool of Thailand to thank all sectors for their cooperation over the last five years.

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BANGKOK (NNT) – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today called a meeting of his new cabinet immediately after the swearing-in ceremony.

The National Council for Peace and Order was terminated today. Gen Prayut yesterday delivered a speech via the TV Pool of Thailand to thank all sectors for their cooperation over the last five years.

The prime minister and NCPO chairman cited the royal appointments of him as prime minister and of his cabinet ministers as the first government following the March 24 election.

However, the new government is yet to attend a policy debate in parliament before it begins work.

Upon today’s swearing-in ceremony for the new government before His Majesty the King, the old one and the NCPO are terminated.

As head of the NCPO and the former government, Gen Prayut thanked the people, public and private sectors for their cooperation with the NCPO and government in measures to solve social and economic problems.

He said Thailand is now under democratic rule with a constitutional monarchy and the House of Representatives.

The premier confirmed that a cabinet meeting immediately followed today’s audience with His Majesty the King for the swearing-in ceremony.

The meeting was designed for cabinet ministers to learn of protocols and government policy matters. He said the new government is carrying out the tasks of the old one.

Meanwhile, the PM commented that the policy statement to be delivered and debated in parliament on July 25 is not a censure debate.

It remains to be seen how many days it may take for legislators to debate the government’s policy statement, pending consideration in parliament. The premier said he supports amendments to the constitution, some sections of which might be controversial.

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BoI allows private sector in border logistics center

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NAKHON PHANOM (NNT) – The Thailand Board of Investment (BoI) has agreed to allow the private sector getting involved in the construction of a border logistics and transport center in Nakhon Phanom province.

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said the BoI approved in principle providing incentives to the private sector concerning this center.

The incentives will be offered in relation to an inland container depot project, a distribution center project and a project to construct buildings for industrial plants and warehouses.

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Thailand Post joins Prompt Song app to buy supplies at market for restaurants

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BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand Post Distribution Co., Ltd. has joined with the Prompt Song application to buy supplies at a market for restaurants via the online system, which is another option for vendors during the COVID-19 situation.

Mr. Pheera Udomkitsakul, Managing Director of Thailand Post Distribution Co., Ltd, said that the delivery service through online ordering is another service operated by Thailand Post via the e-Marketplace Platform in the form of the Prompt Song application.

Thailand Post will pick up products from the manufacturer or distributor and store them at a temperature controlled warehouse. The area is divided by a modern system. The vehicle tracking system is managed using a bar code to ensure that the products are delivered to the service’s users on time. The delivery times ate 3-8 a.m. The service is being piloted in Bangkok and its vicinity.

This will solve a problem for restaurant operators who can’t buy ingredients for cooking or market closures due to the COVID-19 situation as the application allows the vendors to wait in front of the restaurant.

Mr. Pheera said that a good and comprehensive logistics system will play a very important role in helping operators reduce problems and costs, systematization and distribution and reduce the risk of product defects. It saves time in product distribution, resulting in smooth and efficient trading.

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Mainland China is in no position to take Taiwan by force

Unlike his predecessors, Chinese President Xi Jinping has demonstrated greater intensity in the desire for reunification.

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The situation across the Taiwan Strait has seemed to be on the brink of crisis since 2018. Beijing has sent numerous sorties of military aircraft to conduct exercises near Taiwan and frequently crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait.

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