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Court orders suspension of EIA for high-rise condo project 

  THE CENTRAL Administration Court today (Dec. 28) ordered the suspension of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) approval granted to a high-rise condominium project in Ratchadapisek area after neighbours had filed a lawsuit over blocking of wind and sunlight, TV Channel 7 said. Mr. Srisuwan Chanya, president of the Anti-Global Warming Association, said residents of

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New regulation allowing foreigners to buy land withdrawn: Anupong

  INTERIOR Minister Anupong Paochinda this morning (Nov. 8) said before attending a Cabinet meeting that a draft ministerial regulation allowing four categories of foreigners to buy maximum one rai of land for residential purposes is being withdrawn to study this sensitive issue again, Matichon newspaper said. When asked whether the draft will be resubmitted

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Prayut supporter Pareena against allowing foreigners to own land

  JOINING THE chorus of criticism on the government having approved in principle the drafting of a ministerial regulation allowing foreigners to buy maximum one rai of land for residential purposes conditional on investing at least 40 million baht for minimum three years is Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s staunch supporter Pareena Kraikupt, Naewna newspaper said

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School’s in, face-to-face learning shifts to the home

  EDUCATION throughout Thailand during the last few years of the Covid-19-inspired ‘Zoom Boom’ has largely taken place in a virtual classroom.  But for many, remote learning has not been an effective substitute for face-to-face lessons. Growing frustration by online students and teachers who feel unable to connect in the fragmented and often disrupted cyberspace

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Thai, foreign investors eager to buy hotels in Bangkok, major tourist cities

AS a result of tourism having improved in the first half of this year both Thai and foreign investors are now keen on buying hotels in Bangkok and four key tourist cities, Phuket, Samui, Pattaya and Chiang Mai, with several deals having already been concluded, Matichon newspaper today (July 27). Mr. Phattarachai Thaweewong, research director

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Thailand to offer land ownership to lure wealthy foreigners

  By Reuters and published by The Straits Times  THAILAND will allow foreigners to fully own land for residential use, a government official said on Friday (July 15), seeking to boost its economy by attracting a million new big-spending residents from overseas. Thailand has for decades been a popular expatriate destination for investment, retirement and

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