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So it looks like the meeting in chang mai in the above post on immigration issues was around 2014, if so nothings changed since then.
if you listen to the video @ 3:50 there is a mention of the 90 day reporting and 7-eleven idea.

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CP, BTS groups set to bid for airport link high-speed railway


High-speed rail project. Source: Eastern Economic Corridor Office of Thailand

 TWO RIVAL CORPORATE groups – Charoen Pokphand (CP) and BTS Holdings Plc – are expected to submit their bids today for construction of a high-speed rail linking the three main international airports – Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang and U-tapao – worth a total of Bt220 billion.


Acting governor of the State Railway of Thailand, Voravuth Mala, said that he expected at least two groups would submit their bids for the high-speed railway project today after 31 had bought the terms of reference (TOR) document earlier.

“We hope two groups would submit their bids and if they do so it would take about one month for deliberations before we can pick the winning bid,” he said.

He said that SRT was open to embracing high-speed rail technology, and did not favour any particular technology from any country. Investors will have to demonstrate the advantages of the technology they choose, he said.

Bidders could also find more new investors to join the project later, but they must be among those who had bought the TOR document. So if PTT Group wants to invest with the winner, it can do, he said.

An informed source at SRT said that investors could choose any train technology that meets international standards such as Chinese Train Control System (CTCS), European Train Control System (ETCS) or Automatic Train Control (ATC) from Japan. The financial cost is likely to be the most important factor, which will decide who will win the bidding, according to the source.

Adhiruth Thothaveesansuk, CP’s head for high-speed train coordination, said that the CP-led consortium was ready to submit its bid today.

The consortium comprises Charoen Pokphand Holding, a subsidiary of CP, China Railway Construction Corporation Limited, Bangkok Expressway and Metro Plc, Italian-Thai Development, Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport and Urban Development, CITIC Group Corporation, China Resources (Holdings) Company Limited, Siemens, Hyundai, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, CRRC-Sifang and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

A source said that the CP-led consortium has a high chance of winning the bidding due to its strong financial base and the qualifications of CP’s partners.

Meanwhile, another group led by BTS Group Holdings also announced it would join the bidding. Surapong Laoha-Unya, chief executive officer of BTS, said that the group would be submitting its bid today. BTS has formed a group called BSR, partnering Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction Plc and Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Plc.

Keeree Kanjanapas, chairman of the BTS, said earlier that the group was ready to compete as BTS has the experience of operating the Skytrain in Bangkok, Sino-Thai has experience in construction and there were about five commercial banks that were ready to support the group with lending up to Bt120 billion.

Patchara Samalapa, president of Kasikornbank, said KBank would join with other banks in lending for this high-speed rail project. And as it is a huge project, KBank will be part of syndicated loans.

nationmultimedia.com
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Korat News / lightning strikes korat temple locals interpreted the storms as a bad omen
« Last post by thaiga on November 12, 2018, 11:05:28 AM »
Phimai temple ruins damaged by lightning


Local residents on Sunday stand by a fragment of a stone carving knocked to the ground by lightning at the Phimai Hindu temple in Phimai district of Nakhon Ratchasima province. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

The top of the main shrine of the ancient Hindu temple ruins, a prominent feature of the Phimai Historical Park in Phimai district of this northeastern province, was damaged after being struck by a lightning on the night of Nov 9, interrupting the Phimai Tourism Festival being held on Nov 7-11.

A light-and-sound presentation was to be held nightly during the festival.

Jirawat Phumthongnak, 62, an employee of the Tambon Phimai Municipality, said that early on the night of Nov 9 -- just as the light-and-sound presentation was about to begin -- the area was hit by a thunderstorm and rain that continued for several hours.

The lightning struck the top of the main shrine of the temple ruins in the Phimai Historical Park, sending some of the stone carvings plummeting to the ground.

The light-and-sound presentation was called off.

On the night of Nov 10, heavy rain fell when the show was about the begin. The light-and-sound presentation was again cancelled.

Local residents interpreted the storms as a bad omen.

Somdet Leelamanotham, chief of the Phimai Historical Park, said the damage was being assessed. The Fine Arts Department will be informed for the damage to be repaired, he said.

bangkokpost.com
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was this an april fools joke, reports from chiangmaicitylife.com Foreigners ‘May Soon be Able to do 90-Day Reports at 7-Eleven Stores’ wonder when that was dated.

Foreign residents of Thailand may in the future be able to do their 90-day reports at 7-Eleven stores, the chief of Chiang Mai’s Immigration office said today.


officials had mooted plans that would allow foreigners to use a keycard or something similar when checking in at convenience stores. He would push this idea over the next year and hoped to make it a reality, he added.
He was speaking at a meeting organised by the Chiang Mai Expats Club at Le Meridien hotel this morning. A panel of immigration officers answered questions about the new visa rules that came into effect at the end of August. The new rules focus on retirement visas and 90 day check-in protocols. link above
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Korat & Isaan Forums Support Desk / Re: Most Online Today - newest record
« Last post by Johnnie F. on November 12, 2018, 09:41:53 AM »
Most Online Today: 2795. Most Online Ever: 2795 (Today at 09:33:38 AM)
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Thanks buffy your prize has been given and welcome to the new 7-eleven thread, being the second thread on 7-eleven after the rude interuptions of the first. funny how we reconize noises when we are not really listening to them, but the chime of the door in 7-eleven associates itself with the store.

a most welcoming sound, but the staff have to listen to it all day, ding dong or ting tong, yes the 7-eleven door chimes. even smiling faces to serve you, how do they manage it. i wonder how they train these girls, a little giggle at each other when your trying your best thai for them to understand, they get to know you too. although when i buy my milk there they give me a 3inch straw to go with it, nidnoy i say, holding the two up together, it don't get you a longer straw, just another giggle, bless em. but overall they do well with tourists and expats to cater for, we know there are other convenience stores but for me 7-eleven is tops. if you only have a 1,000 bht note they don't make you feel like a criminal. so where did they start

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The door buzzer - Of course 555
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7/ELEVEN
hello buffy, your a bright lad yes of course 7-eleven. that's where the most recognizable sound comes from
but what is the sound we are looking for in 7-eleven, and the prize is yours   :cheers

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7/ELEVEN
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Isaan News / Farmers advised to harvest paddy in daytime to avoid dew
« Last post by thaiga on November 11, 2018, 02:09:03 PM »
Farmers advised to harvest paddy in daytime to avoid dew


A farmer in Buri Ram province harvests paddy on Sunday amid concerns that unseasonal rains could damage the grains. (Photo by Pikool Kaewhawong)

With rice paddy prices now high, farmers are advised not to rush to harvest paddy late at night or early in the morning when the grains could be dampened by dew and fetch lower prices than otherwise, an official said.

Chaleo Chanthaen, an paddy quality inspector from the agricultural cooperative office of Phimai district in this northeastern province, said because paddy prices are currently high, farmers have been rushing to harvest their crops day and night.

Paddy harvested after dark or in the early morning can get wet from dewdrops, he said, lowering the price rice mills will pay.

Farmers are advised to start harvesting paddy after 8am, when the sun is out, to avoid damage from dew,  Mr Chaleo said.

As of Sunday morning, the price of newly-harvested hom mali fragrant paddy in Phimai district was 13.70 baht per kilogramme or 13,700 baht per tonne. The price of hom mali paddy that met the standard level of moisture set by rice mills, however, was considerably higher - 18 baht per kilogramme or 18,000 baht per tonne.

Mr Chaleo said farmers who are not sure about the quality of their paddy can ask his office to help check the moisture level before selling it to rice mills.

bangkokpost.com
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