Fertility rate too low

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The Bangkok Post

An extremely low fertility rate has become a critical issue in Thailand but the government has yet to address the problem. Last week, Tunyawat Somjaitaweeporn, director of the Innovation Center for Robotics and Automation System at Panyapiwat Institute of Management, revealed that data compiled from the National Statistical Office shows that Thailand’s birth rate hit a record low in 2021 with only 540,000 newborns, compared to 900,000-1,000,000 during 1993-1996. It is also the first time that the number of newborns was lower than the number of deaths which was 563,650. The drastic decline in t… Read more about Fertility rate too low

Get your boots on

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The Bangkok Post

Re: “Oil spill last straw for Rayong tourism”, (BP, Jan 30). Your photograph illustrating the story of the tragic fouling of Mae Ram Phueng Beach by Star Petroleum Refining Plc shows one lone environmental scientist from Burapha University collecting crude oil samples. There is not another person to be seen the entire length and breadth of the beach, which raises the question: “Where is Star Petroleum?” Star Petroleum’s website says: “‘One Family’ culture is part of everything we do. Our family consists of our staff, our contractors, our communities and all our stakeholders. The ‘One Family’ c… Read more about Get your boots on

Marine exports register growth of 35% during April-December 2021: Commerce Ministry

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TDPel Media

The export of marine products registered a growth of 35 per cent to US$6.1 billion during April-December 2021 (provisional) as compared to US$4.5 billion during the same time period in the year 2020, according to Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Ministry of Commerce and Industry,in the month of December 2021 stated that exports of marine products touched US$ 720.51 mn, registering a growth of 28.01 per cent over US$ 562.85 million logged in December 2020. The overall exports of marine products in the last Financial Year (March, 2020-April, 2021) was US$5.96 billion. The top 5 export destinat… Read more about Marine exports register growth of 35% during April-December 2021: Commerce Ministry

Thai pig farmers angered by havoc from suspected African swine fever

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Reuters

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand (Reuters) – Business began unravelling for Thai pig farmer Jintana Jamjumrus two years ago, after dozens of her animals got feverish and died within days of a mysterious illness she suspected of being a viral disease with no known vaccine, African swine fever (ASF). This month, officials identified the first case of ASF in Jintana’s province of Nakhon Pathom, after years of saying it was not in Thailand, unleashing a political firestorm as pork prices hit an all-time high near which they may stay for months. “There’s no way they didn’t know. P… Read more about Thai pig farmers angered by havoc from suspected African swine fever