The board has targeted domestic production of 320,000 tonnes of white shrimp this year, rising to 400,000 tonnes next year. This year, Thailand has produced 138,733 tonnes of shrimp up to the end of July – 129,100 tonnes of Pacific white shrimp and 9,632 tonnes of black tiger prawns, Chalermchai said. He said his association members would focus on processing shrimps for export so their imports would not affect domestic shrimp prices. Thailand now has about 30,000 shrimp farms covering 600,000 rai of land, according to the Federation of Thai Aquaculture. However, it confirms that production has dropped to 250,000-350,000 tonnes per year due to persistent outbreaks of early mortality syndrome (EMS).
August 08, 2022 10:33 UTC
“It was right to free the medicine [from the control of the Public Health Ministry]. This move will definitely end the situation of inadequate medicine,” the group said in the post. “But what is still confusing is whether hospitals under the Public Health Ministry will be able to buy Covid medicine on their own. It said full liberalisation would end inadequate drug supplies caused by the GPO’s monopoly and troublesome logistics management. He said his family members had got Covid and they had to buy the drug online as doctors would not administer the drug.
August 08, 2022 07:40 UTC
Sri Lanka syndrome: Is Bangladesh out of danger? Sri Lanka in particular remains mired in a crisis driven by a mix of high indebtedness, soaring inflation and poor economic management. Sri Lanka may not be alone. If the pain becomes too much for the long-suffering public to bear, they may take to the streets and turn Pakistan into the next Sri Lanka. Like Sri Lanka, the Maldives is heavily reliant on tourism, which suffered a big blow from the pandemic.
August 08, 2022 04:13 UTC
GRIPPED WITH CONCERNSThe Federation of Thai SMEs is worried about a higher policy rate and is calling for authorities to prepare measures to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) deal with the impact. The rising inflation rate, on a year-to-date basis, has increased the expenses of the household sector by 3.6%. The governor said an interest rate increase would not affect existing retail borrowers significantly because around 60% of total retail loans are charged at a fixed rate. Meanwhile, the rising inflation rate, on a year-to-date basis, has increased the expenses of the household sector by 3.6%. Banks may not react immediately to the interest rate increases in order to support borrowers amid the gradual economic recovery, Payong Srivanich, chairman of the Thai Bankers' Association (TBA), said last week at the JSCCIB panel meeting.
August 08, 2022 01:34 UTC
Gaza death toll rises as Israel, Palestinian militants trade fireSmoke billows from the site of a reported Israeli strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on Saturday. (Photo: AFP)The death toll from violence in Gaza had risen to 24 on Sunday, including six children, as Israel pressed on with its bombardment of Palestinian militants who have retaliated with barrages of rockets. But Israel said it had "irrefutable" evidence that a stray rocket from Islamic Jihad militants had been responsible for the death of multiple children in Jabalia, northern Gaza, on Saturday. - Jerusalem -Islamic Jihad is aligned with Hamas, but often acts independently. A flare-up with Islamic Jihad came in 2019, following Israel's killing of Baha Abu al-Ata, Jabari's predecessor.
August 07, 2022 09:19 UTC
Firefighters and rescue officials from Sutthisan Fire Station rushed to the scene and managed to have the flames under control in 10 minutes. By 1pm the fire had been completely extinguished. No casualties were reported. Police said the cause of the fire will be investigated.
August 07, 2022 06:59 UTC
“The company is also seeking investment support from the Board of Investment,” he said, adding that this investment was inspired by the government’s move to promote the use and production of EVs in the country. The government is offering many incentives, subsidies and tax breaks to EV manufacturers, with the aim of matching one imported EV with a locally manufactured one by the end of 2024.
August 07, 2022 05:14 UTC
SCB 10X, (https://scb10x.com/), the digital technology investment and venture building arm of SCBX, announced the appointment of Mukaya (Tai) Panich as its new CEO, succeeding former CEO, Arak Sutivong. She will continue to hold the position of Chief Venture and Investment Officer, along with the newly appointed CEO position. SCB 10X also announced the promotion of Pailin (Pie) Vichakul, SCB 10X’s Partner & Head of Strategic Planning to Chief Operating Officer, who will report directly to Tai. Tai will lead SCB 10X’s initiatives to invest in and build the ecosystem of disruptive technologies in Southeast Asia and continue growing the SCB 10X team to achieve their moonshot mission. The appointment of Tai as the CEO of one of Southeast Asia’s most active venture firms is a historic moment for women in finance.
August 07, 2022 02:06 UTC
Illegal collapsible fishing traps, called ai ngo by local residents, are loaded onto a longtailed boat on Saturday in in Pak Phanang Bay off Nakhon Si Thammarat. (Photo: Nujaree Rakrun)NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: More than 300 illegal fishing traps were seized in Pak Phanang Bay in this southern province on Saturday, raising concerns about the depletion of marine resources. During a five-hour operation that lasted until 5am on Saturday, the team seized more than 300 of the collapsible traps, which are classified as destructive fishing gear. Local fishermen were earning more income, and the number of illegal fishing boats had dropped to about 500, said Mr Pornsak. However, the number of unlicensed fishing boats has since risen to 2,000 and many of them were fitted with illegal traps, he said.
August 06, 2022 11:17 UTC
(Reuters Photo)PHNOM PENH: A lack of trust and political will is stifling Myanmar’s peace process and Asean will continue to shun its ruling generals, unless they engage opponents and make concrete progress, the group's special envoy said on Saturday. Prak Sokhonn, who is also Cambodia’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, said he would not give up on Myanmar, even though he had seen no willingness from any party to give up their fight. The Myanmar junta has become an international outcast due to its fierce crackdown on its opponents. Asean has barred the military from representing Myanmar at international meetings until starts to implement the peace plan. It said the military had always been clear that its commitment to the peace process would be determined by developments on the ground.
August 06, 2022 09:16 UTC
Mobilising fighter planes, helicopters and even warships, the drills aim to simulate a blockade of Taiwan and include practising an “attack on targets at sea”, according to state news agency Xinhua. It is the first time Chinese exercises have taken place so close to Taiwan, with some of the drills happening less than 20 kilometres from the island’s coast. China sees Taiwan as part of its territory and has vowed to one day take it, by force if necessary. The Chinese military “obviously has all the capabilities to impose such a blockade”, Song Zhongping, an independent Chinese military commentator, told AFP. American caution is also rooted in the fact that China has greatly increased its military capabilities since 1996, when it was unable to deny the US Navy access to the area.
August 06, 2022 06:44 UTC
Asian shares advance as oil prices retreatRECAP: Asian equities mostly rose yesterday as a drop in oil prices to pre-Ukraine war levels stirred hopes of a slowdown in inflation and bank interest-rate hikes. Institutional investors were net sellers of 13.55 billion baht while brokerage firms bought 1.05 billion baht. Foreign investors bought 8.84 billion baht and retail investors bought 3.65 billion baht worth of shares. NEWSMAKERS: Oil prices headed for the biggest weekly decline since early April on increasing evidence that a global economic slowdown is weakening demand, with prices near a six-month low. First, firms that will benefit from the slowdown in oil prices such as SCGP, GPSC, BGRIM, BCPG, CBG, SCC, TOA, EPG and GULF.
August 06, 2022 02:41 UTC
In parallel to producing its own original slate of films and series, Night Edge Pictures will start with what it calls “future cult favorites”, starting with You are not my Mother, Official Selection at Midnight Madness in the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. Ingeniously marketed in Thailand with a Mother’s Day release date during the August 11 weekend, this directorial debut from Kate Dolan, award-winning Dublin International Film Festival and Gérardmer Film Festival writer-director, seamlessly blends Irish folklore and psychological illness in a deliciously baked cake. For the rest of 2022, Night Edge Pictures is set to release XYZ Films’ Nocebo starring Eva Green and Mark Strong as well as Official Fantasia Festival Selection Moloch, and Trustnordisk’s multi-awarded thriller Speak No Evil. With a combined tenure of almost two decades in advertising, marketing, film, TV, PR and luxury retail, Hans hails from the independent film scene. For more information about Night Edge Pictures, visit nightedgepictures.com or follow @nightedgepictures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
August 06, 2022 02:29 UTC
Flash floods kill over 500 people in PakistanAn army doctor checks a woman at a makeshift hospital in the flood-affected Rajanpur district, in the Punjab province of Pakistan, on Tuesday. (Photo: AFP)ISLAMABAD: Flash floods caused by abnormally heavy monsoon rains killed at least 549 people in Pakistan over the past month, with remote communities in the impoverished southwestern province of Balochistan among the worst hit, a government agency said. Aside from the fatalities, the flooding had damaged more than 46,200 houses, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Friday. The past month was the wettest in three decades, with 133% more rain than the average for the past 30 years, the NDMA said. Balochistan, which borders Iran and Afghanistan, received 305% more rain than the annual average, the disaster agency said.
August 05, 2022 14:20 UTC