Thailand

The Heart of Southeast Asia

The Kingdom of Thailand, located in the heart of Southeast Asia on the Indochina peninsula, shares its eastern boarder with Lao PDR and the Kingdom of Cambodia, the southern boarder is connected to the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, the western boarder with the Andaman Sea and The Republic of the Union of Myanmar and its northern boarders with The Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Lao PDR. Thailand is, therefore, the center of regional business, tourism and investment.

The three seasons of Thailand

Thailand, with its tropical climate, has an average temperature of 29 degrees Celsius (ranging between 18-34 degrees Celsius). Overall, Thailand has 3 seasons

  • Summer

  • The rainy season

  • Winter

The Thai Language

National Identity

“Thai” is Thailand’s official language. The Thai language has its own alphabets, which is a national identity, yet, the spoken Thai language has a number of accents and dialects depending on the region. However, the alphabets and written language is the same nationwide.  

Travelling / Transportation 

There are many modes of transportation in Thailand, plane, rail, bus, private vehicle, etc. Visitors can choose upon their convenience and budget. 

International and Domestic Airports in Thailand 

Today, airlines around the world are destined to the Don Muang and Suvarnabhumi International Airports. Thailand has many smaller airports.

International and domestic airports across the nation such as

  • Chiang Mai International Airport
  • Chiang Rai International Airport
  • Phuket International Airport
  • Hat Yai International Airport
  • Udon Thani International Airport
  • Krabi International Airport

Thailand’s Energy Sources

Thailand enhances and develops its renewable energy to create diversity and secured sources of energy. Thailand has many types of renewable energy, such as wind, solar, fuel, hydro and biomass. Thailand aims to increase the proportion of alternative energy to 25% of all energy consumed in Thailand by 2021.
 
Thailand’s energy policy as informed to the National Assembly by Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday, September 12, 2014.  The Energy Policy (article 3.5, page 24-25)
 
To support and advance energy and electricity sources from within and outside the country as well as distribute the various types of energy in a suitable and sustainable manner. The price for energy must also be fair and reflects the actual cost by adjusting the national petroleum fund to maintain the price stability. The price subsidy scheme will be for certain groups in society. There will be more support for the transportation sector to use more natural gas as fuel and push for the consumption of gasohol and biodiesel at the household level. There will be enhancement of production, implementation, research and development of renewable and alternative energy. 
 
The aim is to have enough renewable and alternative energy to cut down the use of fossil fuel by 25% within 10 years. The industry's holistic development approach will continuously enhance energy conservation to where overall energy used to produce each unit of product is decreased by 25% within 20 years. Related appliances and infrastructure must be of high efficiency. There will be a systematic and continuous mechanism to develop clean energy to reduce greenhouse gas and reduce the rate of global warming, while building a common consciousness among the members of the public to conserve energy consumption seriously in all sectors of society, that is, manufacturing, transportation and household levels.

Thailand Halal: Best Choice for All

The Ministry of Commerce aims to support the sales of Thai Halal products within Thailand and at the world stage. Thailand has gained recognition among Muslim buyers and consumers as a great source of a variety of high quality halal products. This is mainly due to the active Central Islamic Council of Thailand and Halal certification institutions which use scientific technology which coincides with religious beliefs in cross checking Halal products made in Thailand, making sure they reach top standard. 

Tourism in All Regions of Thailand 

Thailand has a variety of tourist destinations; natural, cultural and more. There are many activities to choose from, whether it’s in the air, on ground, in the water or underwater. All of which are ready to impress and offer joy to tourists all year round in whichever region they visit.  

The Beauty of Thai Culture

Thailand has a long history and the ancestral heritage is passed on from generation to generation. Songkran, the water festival, Loy Krathong, the candle floating activity, the religious candle procession and more are being conserved and practiced until this very day.  

Investment in Renewable Energy in Thailand

As bioenergy will be the main player in the Alternative Energy Plan. Biomass and biogas are included in the country’s Feed-in Tariff scheme. With more than 10 years’ experience on bioenergy sector, the government supports Feed-in Tariff for this prospective renewable energy. This Feed-in Tariff scheme is set to help mitigate the investment risks from the inconsistent of the natural resources.

Substantial Economy and Self-Dependent Communities Within 2021

The Community Development Department aims to drive the public so that in the year 2020, the main agenda of the department is to support each community to be self-dependent though honest occupations based on the self-sufficiency economy as we proceed to create “ families that are financially stable and communities that people live happily”

Demand Side Management

In 2015, the implementation of EGAT Demand Side Management successfully achieved higher energy conservation than the set target. With the reduction of 1,208.5 thousand tons of carbon dioxide and 352.3 MW of electric power use (Jan. - Dec. 2015), EGAT has contributed to the energy balance of the country in complying with the Energy Conservation Plan and the Energy Conservation Promotion Act, B.E. 2535 (1992).