Illustrative image (Source: www.thaivisa.com) Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - The Rice Policy and Management Committee of Thailand has announced rice stock release plans and expects over 34 million tonnes of rice throughout this year. The Rice Policy and Management Committee on May 27 approved a project to provide over 180 million THB in funding to help farmers with rice harvests and quality improvement costs for the 2016-2017 season. Over 34 million tonnes of rice are expected throughout this year, no fewer than 10 million tonnes of which will be exported. The Rice Policy and Management Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, approved in principle the integrated production and marketing plans for 2019/2020 season. The plans will be implemented with regards to the demand and supply mechanism, export, domestic consumption, industrial uses and seedlings. Rice production in targeted areas will be improved and promoted for the 2019/2020 season while domestic marketing will be … [Read more...] about Thailand to release 34 million tonnes of rice this year
Indonesian Ambassador to Mexico Cheppy Tri Prakoso Wartono speaks at the event (Source: VNA) Mexico (VNA) - The ASEAN Committee in Mexico City (ACMC) has hosted a bazaar to promote culture of the bloc’s member countries in Mexico. In his speech, Indonesian Ambassador to Mexico Cheppy Tri Prakoso Wartono, who is rotating chair of the ACMC comprising Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, highlighted the significance of the event, saying that it aims to further enhance intra-bloc solidarity and the ASEAN-Mexico friendship. The bazaar is hoped to help Mexican people get an insight into ASEAN member nations’ culture, he added. The diplomat also stressed the need to expand all-around relations, especially economic, trade, and investment cooperation, and cultural exchange between ASEAN and Mexico. The organizers said all proceeds of the event will be donated to a local charity centre. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) now … [Read more...] about ASEAN’s culture promoted in Mexico
Some defendants in the exam cheating scandal said that VND1 billion was paid for each ‘exam score fabrication’. Tuoi Tre newspaper reported that Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training Department, said a defendant in the exam score scandal in the province declared that it was the department director who gave him information about eight examinees and told him to get the exam papers of the students to manipulate scores. Tran Xuan Yen (white shirt) is arrested Regarding the ‘cost’ of score fabrication, Yen said one had to pay VND1 billion to raise the total exam score of three exam subjects to the wanted levels. Yen was ‘in charge’ of 13 students, Nguyen Thi Hong Nga,16, while Dang Huu Thuy, vice rector of To Hieu High School in Son La City, was responsible for four examinees and Lo Van Huynh, head of the quality assurance division, for 7. Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training … [Read more...] about Exam cheating scandal: how much did one score adjustment cost?