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SRT board, projects okayed

The Cabinet yesterday approved the newly proposed board members of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT).

Published on December 19, 2007



Five of the seven members are on the existing board. The new board, chaired by Charnvit Vajrabukka, will also step up the search for a new governor.

The Cabinet also approved the Bt18.4-billion Bang Phli-Suksawat Expressway project and the Bt9.2-billion expropriation budget for the Purple Line rail route from Bang Yai to Bang Sue.

TCEB 2008 plan

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) yesterday announced its 2008 business plan to work closely with the private sector and state agencies under the "Thai Team, Thai Theme" concept.

It aims to boost Thailand's MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) revenue to Bt65 billion, up 19 per cent from this year.

Chairman MR Disnadda Diskul said the TCEB aimed to make Thailand No 1 in Asean by 2009 in terms of the number of convention delegates. 

Copyright rally

Songwriters and musicians yesterday rallied at the Commerce Ministry to protest against the Copyright Bill, which is awaiting the National Legislative Assembly's approval, claiming that the draft law does not create fair practice for copyright owners.

Some 20 representatives called for the government to revise the draft law, as it lacked copyright-owner participation. They said that government should not intervene in the collection of copyright fees.

Banyong Limprayoonwong, deputy director-general of the Intellectual Property Department, insisted the draft act created fair practice for all involved.

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