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DMK Airport Buses Can Now Be Paid By Phone

BANGKOK — Two airport buses servicing Don Mueang Airport can now be paid for by whipping out a smartphone and shooting a QR code, officials said Thursday.
Aircraft at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport in a July 2014 file photo. Photo: Barbara Walton / EPA

2.5B Baht to Fix Suvarnabhumi ‘Soft Spots’

BANGKOK — The national airport operator Wednesday said up to 2.5 billion baht will be spent to repair Suvarnabhumi International Airport’s taxiways next year.
Tourism minister Weerasak Kowsurat addresses a meeting Monday in Bangkok. Photo: Matichon

Reduce Plastic Usage: Tourism Minister Tells Officials

BANGKOK — Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat urged officials and agencies Monday to limit trash by reducing the usage of plastic.
Photo: Thangaraj Kumaravel / Flickr

City Hall Continues ‘Canceled’ River Boardwalk Plan

BANGKOK — City Hall is pushing for construction of concrete walkways along the Chao Phraya River even though the government dropped the controversial idea, opponents of the project said Monday.
Photo: Matichon

Some MRT Fares to Go Up 1 Baht From July

BANGKOK — The metro operator Friday said it would raise some fares by 1 baht starting July.

City Hall Claims Victory in Central Lardprao Sidewalk War

BANGKOK — After over a year of false starts, the provincial governor has declared sidewalks around the Central Plaza Lardprao shopping mall clear of vendors as of Thursday night.
Motorcycle taxis riders Thursday meet with representatives of ride-hailing services and transport officials at the 11th Army Military Circle in Bangkok.

Motosai OK with Apps if They Follow Same Rules

BANGKOK — Motorcycle taxis said Thursday they’re not completely opposed to ride-hailing services such as GrabBike but insist they must obey the law.
A worker Thursday picks up litter in a park being built behind Mahakan Fort.

Little Love Lost For Neighbors of Evicted Fort Community

BANGKOK — The traditional wooden houses are gone. In their place, a wide, green void has taken shape, where workers Thursday morning chopped wood, picked up litter, laid electrical cable and stacked concrete blocks.
A win motosai burns her vest in protest on May 17 outside of Grab’s Bangkok offices.

Military Urges Motosai to Register with App – Any App

BANGKOK — A military unit overseeing motorcycle taxi services will encourage riders to register with private ride-hailing applications to ease conflict while new rules are being written.

City to ‘Investigate’ Management of BACC

BANGKOK — City Hall officials said Wednesday they will investigate the administration and funding of a downtown cultural venue that it recently threatened to take over, prompting a public backlash.

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