PPP panel OKs joint projects

PPP panel OKs joint projects

A Purple Line train stops at Tao Poon Station. The PPP committee has approved the new Purple Line route between Kanchanaphisek Outer Ring Road and Tao Poon under a budget of 128 billion baht. PORNPROM SATRABHAYA The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Committee has approved a five-year strategic plan for joint investment projects worth 1.62 trillion baht, a move to accelerate infrastructure investment amid budget constraints and sharpen the country’s competitive edge. […]

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Investment budget spending on track to meet year’s goal

Investment budget spending on track to meet year’s goal

Investment budget disbursement is on track to achieve a target of 87% for this fiscal year after 79% of the annual budget has been doled out, the head of the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) said yesterday. As of Aug 25, 63% was disbursed if the 190-billion-baht mid-year budget is included, said Krisada Chinavicharana, director-general of the FPO. The government has set an investment budget of 548 billion baht for this […]

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New push to help mentally ill aims to ‘unchain’ patients

New push to help mentally ill aims to ‘unchain’ patients

Depression is the second top cause of death in Thailand, next to heart disease, according to the Association for the Mentally Ill of Thailand (AMITH), which is urging families to seek proper treatment for people who might be affected. AMITH chairwoman Nutjaree Sawangwan said figures show patients suffering from a mental disorder who do not receive proper treatment could subsequently die from a depressive disorder. One in 10 people was […]

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Gold prices down B100 to B20,500

Gold prices down B100 to B20,500

The Gold Traders Association this morning announced the buying prices at 20,026.36 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments and 20,400 baht per baht-weight for gold bar. The selling prices were set at 21,000 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments, and 20,500 baht per baht-weight for gold bar. The prices were down 100 baht from Wednesday’s close.  The buying prices closed on Wednesday at 20,132.48 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments […]

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Syd Silverman, longtime Variety publisher, dies at 85

Syd Silverman, longtime Variety publisher, dies at 85

Syd Silverman, the last in a line of family members who steered the Hollywood trade publications Variety and Daily Variety from the days of vaudeville to the era of mega-budget cinema, has died at 85. Silverman, whose grandfather founded Variety on a $2,500 loan in 1905, died Aug. 27 in Boca Raton, Fla. His death was the result of a “sudden illness,” family members said. Silverman was owner and publisher […]

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