Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will pay an official visit to Thailand from May 30 to 31, the Thai foreign ministry announced here Wednesday. "The bilateral meeting (between prime ministers of the two countries) reflects the desire of the two sides to elevate Thai-Indian relations to a strategic partnership, as announced in January last year, based on shared values of democracy and respect ...
BANGKOK, Thailand - Thawatchai Arunyik, deputy governor for domestic marketing at the Tourism Authority of Thailand, has been selected as the TAT's next governor to replace Suraphon Svetasreni, whose contract with TAT will end on December 21. The decision to appoint Thawatchai to the top post at the state enterprise will not come as a surprise to the tourism industry, as he had been seen ...
International tourist arrivals to Thailand posted a growth of 19.04% during January to April this year, according to Ministry of Tourism and Sports' data. Released late last week, the ministry's research registered 8,841,730 trips to the country during the first 4 months, up from 7,427,772 visits during the same period last year. In April alone, there were 2,013,012 trips, up 19.38% ...
BANGKOK, Thailand - Seen recently in Bangkok were Karma Lotey, Director of Bhutan's Tourism Council, President of the Association of Bhutan Tour Operators (ABTO) and CEO of Yangphel Travel, visiting friend Andrew Wood, National President of Skal International Thailand. Karma and Andrew discussed many topics during his visit to Andrew's home including the setting up of a Skal Club in ...
BANGKOK, THAILAND -- As the debate on same-sex marriage continues in Western nations, including the United States, Thailand could become the first country in Asia to legalize gay marriage. Thailand is known for its liberal acceptance of sexuality, but the draft same-sex marriage law is not without controversy. This is a traditional Thai wedding, except there is no groom. There are two ...
Last year it was the battle of the dueling volcano movies, "Dante's Peak" and "Volcano." This year, history repeats itself, except volcanoes have been replaced with giant meteors on collision courses for Earth. Michael Bay's "Armageddon" isn't due until July, but for those who just can't wait to see Earth destroyed by fire from the heavens, the Steven Spielberg-produced "Deep Impact" has arrived. ... ...
Talisman Energy reported Wednesday that first oil production has been achieved at its Hai Su Trang and Hai Su Den (HST/HSD) development, offshore Vietnam. Gross production is expected to reach 15,000 barrels per day once the facilities are fully commissioned. The HST/HSD development comprises two offshore oil fields in Block 15-2/01 on the western edge of Vietnam's prolific Cuu Long Basin. ...
BANGKOK: India's accelerating ties with Thailand will get a further boost with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's brief but comprehensive visit here next week, but the long awaited FTA will not be initialled during the trip, Indian envoy to the country has said. "Thailand is keenly looking forward to this visit," Indian Ambassador to Thailand Anil Wadhwa said, adding ...
PHNOM PENH, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's insurance industry earned a total premium of 12 million U.S. dollars in the first three months of 2013, up 30 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the industry's report released Wednesday.The main sources of the premium were from fire insurance of 28 percent, motor insurance of 18 percent, personal accident insurance of ...
U.S. Money Funds Return to Eurozone Banks U.S. prime money market funds (MMFs) increased their exposure to eurozone banks in April, although asset allocations to these institutions remain well below 2011 levels, according to Fitch Ratings. As of end-April 2013, MMF allocations to eurozone banks represented 15.1% of assets under management within Fitch Ratings'sample of the 10 largest U.S. ...
Bangkok, May 22 : Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will pay an official visit to Thailand from May 30 to 31, the Thai foreign ministry announced here ...
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Vietnam Sunday successfully conducted test flights of six indigenously-made unmanned aerial vehicles, a media report said.
The "made-in-Vietnam" drones flew over the Central Highlands Lam Dong province, Xinhua reported citing the Van Hoa The Thao (Culture and Sports) newspaper.
After three days of tests - May 17-19 - in Da Lat city and Lac Duong district of Lam Dong, six vehicles made by the Vietnam Space Technology Institute, under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), successfully made 37 flights.
The unmanned aircraft, carrying cameras, spectrometers and other devices, took off from the Cam Ly military airport.
They recorded over 300 high-resolution images about the current conditions of forest resources and water surface in Lam Dong.
The aircraft flew automatically without a ground control system.
The aircraft were equipped with several devices that would help in natural resource management and forest coverage calculation, state-run Vietnam News Agency quoted Chau Van Minh, director of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, as saying.
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