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Emerald Group says it will continue with its developments

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Emerald Group says it will continue with its developments | The Thaiger

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A press conference held at Dara Hotel on Saturday afternoon (May 19) was hosted by Emeral Development Group’s Sawit ‘Mai’ Ketroj.

Mr Sawit says, “News about Phuket Future Group Co.,Ltd. real estate projects, which is one of companies in Emerald Group located at Kalim Patong, has damaged us. The news has affected the Phuket real estate business and investors have lost confidence.”

“Now there are five companies in the group which have invested in condominiums and real estate in Phuket for more than 6 billion baht.”

“These companies are Kathu Golf Condo project by Emerald Development Group Co.,Ltd and The Emerald Terrace Condo Patong by Phuket Future Development Co.,Ltd which have now completed the constructions.”

“The Emerald – Central project by Phuket Capital Real Estate Co.,Ltd, The Emerald City Life Condo Patong by the Emerald company which is now under construction. Emerald Nirvana 1 and 2 , Nirvana Lux and Jade Villa which are now under construction, are waiting for construction license.

“Only projects of Phuket Future Group Co.,Ltd. are the ones that have problems. Other projects are continuing. We have accounting documents that can be prove the situation about the Phuket Future Group.”

“The project cannot build following the schedule because it is on a 36 rai plot of land on a steep hill. We need to be careful about engineering and architecture work, especially for the safety. The project completion schedule has been updated three times. The project is scheduled to finish last year. Due to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). the construction is expected to be finished at the end of next year.”

“We have informed our customers about the problems. There are now 185 current customers, 98 customers cancelled their contracts. Some of them have been refunded. We are taking care of our customers as much as we can.”

“We are sure that our business will reach its target as we do not have financial problems now. We also have international alliances for investment.”

“About an issue that has been claimed that we have sold same condominium units to customers, twice, this is not true. The units will be sold to another customer when the old customer cancels the contract. We cannot do that to customers.”

About a condominium in Ao Nang, Sawait says the project was built in cooperation with a company who owns the land. The investment was later cancelled, but the owner of the land continue with the project.

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Thailand News Today | Thai army trim the Generals, sugar making Thais fat | March 8

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71 new Covid cases in Thailand today, the generals are being told they’re going to face pay cuts and a Thai doctors has issued a warning about the link between Thai’s love for sugary sweets and life-threatening diseases… there goes my afternoon donut. And don’t worry, I’m not going to sing my way through the news today, it’s just nice and cool in my home studio so you can enjoy the cool with me. We’ve also got a new segment at the end of the news today… you’ll see that soon enough.

71 new coronavirus cases have been announced today, 31 of them from the hotzone of Samut Sakhon, just south of Bangkok. This beings the total number of confirmed cases in Thailand to 26,441.

The death toll remains at 85 people.

The Thai Army, Navy and Air Force are aiming to trim the number of generals in the ranks by 25% by 2029. But plenty of critics say the plan is probably just more words and won’t ever happen.

A Thai doctor is reminding Thais about the clear links between eating sugary foods and the risk of various life-threatening diseases, including cancer. The doctor warns that high consumption of sugar can trigger everything from fatty liver, clogged arteries and liver cancer. 4 million Thais have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Hotels in the northern province of Chiang Mai have been forced to slash rates by up to 90%, desperately trying to attract more local tourists. The northern chapter of the Thai Hotels Association, claims, with tourists mainly favouring the southern beach destinations over the past month month, hotel operators in the north are now planning for low season.

Anti-government activists gathered at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument yesterday. Although the anti-government protests have kicked off again after a 2 month hiatus, the numbers are well down on last years crowds, now measuring more in the hundreds than the thousands.

Meanwhile the protest leader Panusaya aka “Rung”, has been hit with a fine of nearly 6 million baht. Her crime? Allegedly removing plants at the Democracy Monument. Panusaya and 5 other activists have been charged with removing plants placed as decoration around the monument, during a political rally back on February 13.

Various groups, including Amnesty International and the UN Human Rights Committee, continue to criticise the Thai government’s use of the country’s lèse majesté laws, with Amnesty International describing it as an attempt to silence dissent.

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Local Thai politician arrested after allegedly firing shots at a pub

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A local politician allegedly shot 4 people at a pub in Nakhon Phanom. Witnesses told the Bangkok Post that the man started firing shots at throughout the pub because he was drunk and unhappy with the table service. Police arrested 58 year old Paisal Saengnarai, who is a kamnan, the governing official of a tambon or sub district.

Witnesses say the kamnan of tambon Na-ngua at the pub drinking with friends when he got unhappy with the waiter. He then walked out to his car, drove to the front of the pub, grabbed his 9mm CZ pistol and started firing random shots in the pub, witnesses said, according to the Bangkok Post.

8 to 9 shots were fired, hitting 4 customers at the pub. They were rushed to Ban Phaeng Hospital. Paisal was arrested on a firearms charge.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Quarantine for vaccinated travellers to be reduced to 7 days

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The mandatory quarantine period for those who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus will be reduced from 14 days to 7 days, Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirankul said in a press conference. Those who have not been vaccinated, but have a medical certificate declaring that they are Covid-free, will be required to quarantine to 10 days, Anutin said, according to Reuters.

The health minister says vaccinations must be administered within 3 months of travelling to Thailand. Travellers must still show negative Covid-19 test results issued within 72 hours of their departure to Thailand. Those travelling from Africa must still quarantine for 14 days due to concerns about new variants of the coronavirus.

SOURCE: Reuters

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