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Thai Authorities Say Northern Haze No Longer Harmful to People’s Health

– CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported Monday that the haze situation in Northern Thailand is considered no longer harmful to people’s health. The DDPM disclosed to Thai Media that the air density in nine northern provinces namely Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Phrae, […]

March 13th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

US Deploys US Marines and Army Rangers into Raqqa City in Syria

– BEIRUT – The US-led coalition against Islamic State said on Thursday additional US forces had been deployed to Syria to accelerate the defeat of Islamic State in its Syrian base of operations at Raqqa city. Confirming media reports, coalition spokesman US Air Force Colonel John Dorrian said the additional forces would be working with […]

March 10th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Brush Fires Consume Over 7000 Rai in Northern Thailand

–   CHIANG RAI – Mr Atthapol Charoenchansa, Director of Forest Protection and Fire Control Office has reported that a total of 243 bush-fire incidents were reported during the period from February 15 until March 8 with 7,447 rai of forest being destroyed. Tak province reported the highest bush fire incidence with 64 incidents and […]

March 9th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Transport Ministry Approves Increase of Taxi Fares for Chiang Rai

– CHIANG RAI – The Transport Ministry has given the greenlight for an increase of taxi fares in upcountry effective the following day after the publication of the fare increase announcement in the Royal Gazette. The new formula of taxi fares is 40 baht for the first two kilometres of distance instead of 35 baht […]

March 8th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Ancient Artifacts Unearthed by City Workers in Chiang Rai

 – CHIANG RAI – Ancient pottery and the large head of a Buddha statue have been found buried near a community weir (Dam) in Muang district of Chiang Rai Province. Sompet Supamanee, 64, former chairman of the weir construction committee, said the city municipality recently sent workers to repair the weir and a backhoe uncovered […]

March 8th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Stress Free Music Festival in Chiang Rai a Success

– CHIANG RAI – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has concluded it’s music festival for relaxation named “Stress Free Music Festival” in Chiang Rai province, which featured performances from various Thai artists. Chiang Rai Vice Governor Boonwet Sripuangjai welcomed TAT Deputy Governor for Tourism Products Noppadon Pakprot during the opening ceremony of the Stress […]

March 5th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Six Mekong Countries Meet to Tackle Drug Trade in Golden Triangle

– CHIANG MAI – Six lower Mekong nations have come together at a conference, and agreed to tackle the illegal drugs trade in the Golden Triangle area. Justice Minister Suwaphan Tanyuwatthana presided over a ministerial meeting under the multilateral Memorandum of Understanding on regional narcotics suppression, held at Shangrila Hotel, Chiang Mai Province. The meeting […]

March 4th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

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