EP 204 - FOREIGNERS TO GET LAND RIGHTS!, Patong Hotels, Airlines Aid, Migrant Workers, Phuket News

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The Thailand Daily News Report

500,000 more migrant workers needed for recovery
Thailand is short more than half a million migrant workers, the Thai Chamber of Commerce said on Tuesday, as the economy struggles with a slow post-pandemic recovery.
Source - Thai PBS World
Setthakij Thai defies PM
The Setthakij Thai Party led by Thamanat Prompow has vowed to vote against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and cabinet ministers targeted in the upcoming no-confidence debate, in what is seen as a bid to force a change of government leadership, a party source says.
Source - The Bangkok Post
Thailand’s electricity price may increase to ฿5/unit in September-December
The Energy Regulatory Commission of Thailand may increase the fuel adjustment tariff (FT) rate for electricity, which will drive up the price of electricity, from 4 baht to 5 baht per unit, from September through December.
Source - The Bangkok Post
Hoteliers uneasy overcoming long weekends
Hotel operators have voiced mixed feelings over travel sentiment for the two long holidays in July as the spike in Covid-19 infections and oil prices continue to impact tourism. "Overall sentiment for Hua Hin this month is not as good as April, which recorded 90% occupancy, due to many negative factors, especially rising diesel prices and concerns over the viral situation," said Udom Srimahachota, vice-president of the Thai Hotels Association's (THA) western chapter.
Source - The Bangkok Post
Boutique hotels Patong appeal for help
PHUKET: Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam was in Patong yesterday (July 12) to hear firsthand how more than 200 small hotels that were not allowed to be legally open had been seized in foreclosure motions for failure to pay loans.
Source - The Phuket News
Proposal would allow foreigners in Thailand to own 1 rai of land – but there’s a 40 million baht catch
A proposal being drafted by the Interior Ministry would see foreigners in Thailand allowed to own up to 1 rai of land for residential purposes. However, foreign buyers would be required to invest 40 million baht in Thailand for a period of three years in order to be eligible for land ownership.
Source - Hua Hin Today
Airlines seek state aid amid rising costs
Airlines are struggling to control airfares amid high operational costs to maintain positive momentum for the domestic market, urging the government to help lift the financial burden.
Source - The Bangkok Post
The Phuket Sandbox News Daily Report

Strong winds down trees in Kamala
Strong winds brought down trees and branches in Kamala yesterday (July 12), landing on power cables and people’s houses. No injuries or serious damage were reported.

Heavy weather dumps marine trash on Patong Beach
Strong waves pounding the west coast dumped piles of debris onto Patong Beach as the strong winds and heavy scattered downpours continued across the island yesterday (July 12).

Island ferries in Surat Thani resume
Ferries to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan resumed yesterday (July 12), but small boats were advised to remain ashore until 5am today due to high winds and strong waves.
Sources - The Phuket News, Phuket Xtra, The Nation, Thaiger News Daily
The Pattaya Daily News Report

A new hi-tech city planned near Pattaya
Pattaya is ready to enact its own marijuana-control law
Thai tourism sector booming again after Test & Go, Thailand Pass lifted
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