Bangkok (VNA) – The number of unemployed workers in Thailand reached 2.5 million in the first half of 2020, and will keep growing next year if state stimulus packages are not strong enough to battle economic woes, according to the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) of Thailand. Supant Mongkolsuthree, Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries, said the unemployment rate is expected to increase if the government's economic stimulus measures are not strong and many rehabilitation projects are delayed. Many businesses, particularly those operating in tourism and export sectors, remain weak, though some have slowly recovered, he added. Supant also expressed concern about a second wave of COVID-19 infections in the country as infection rates spike in many Asian countries, including Myanmar, which borders Thailand. Kalin Sarasin, Chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, said JSCCIB will ask the government to abandon some unnecessary laws and … [Read more...] about Thailand warns risk of increasing jobless amid economic woes
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The facts prove that railway is a good choice for traders because of the capacity to transport huge volumes, possibly reaching 60,000 tonnes a day. Each carriage can handle 30 tonnes on average, while each train has about 18-21 carriages. Moreover, railway carriages offer better preservation capacity, more safety, and fast delivery. For example, international trains from Vietnam to Europe take 20 days, while normal trains take 40 days. The railway sector also provides formal import-export services such as customs clearance procedures at border gates, warehouses, and depots. … [Read more...] about Railway, aviation logistics link – solutions to increase farm produce competitiveness
In Thursday’s press release, the U.S. State Department affirms that the country stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its ASEAN partners to mitigate the current pandemic, and also to strengthen ASEAN’s ability to prevent, detect, and respond to future zoonotic and other infectious disease outbreaks. … [Read more...] about US CDC to open Southeast Asian office in Hanoi: State Dept.
Bangkok (VNA) - Chuan Leekpai, President of the National Assembly of Thailand, has expressed his firm belief that the ongoing 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-41) will be the most successful under the host of Vietnam. In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s reporters in Bangkok, Chuan Leekpai extended his deepest appreciation to Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan for the success in her tenure as the AIPA Chair. “Ngan has shown her tireless efforts, wise counsel and perseverance,” he said, stressing that in the past year, the achievement of all AIPA activities would not have been possible without the Vietnamese top legislator at the helm. To illustrate, he said, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed the global health security threat to humanity throughout the region. In the most difficult moment, the Vietnamese legislature has made every effort not only to deal with the spread of … [Read more...] about Thai top legislator believes in success of AIPA-41 under host of Vietnam
Da Nang (VNS/VNA) - The central city of Da Nang has called for total investment of 47.5 trillion VND (2 billion USD) from the State Budget and foreign sources for the development of 38 projects between 2021-2025, focusing on transport and traffic. Director of the city’s Department of Planning and Investment Tran Phuoc Son said 77 percent of the proposed investment would come from international loans or Official Development Assistance (ODA). Son said these projects also included the construction of new hospitals, expansion of an already-built hi-tech park, a new bio-tech park and a healthcare system for the central coastal region. The relocation of the city’s railway station and an urban project related to rail and port logistics had been planned from 2017, but required loans from the World Bank (WB) and Asia Development Bank (ADB). The railway station removal and an urban redevelopment project would need 12.3 trillion VND (535 million USD) – 26 … [Read more...] about Da Nang calls for 2-billion-USD investment in 2021-2025