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NLA approves New Land Traffic Act

BANGKOK, Jan 18 (NNT) - Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed a draft Land Traffic Act that would revamp ticket issuing, fine payment and license confiscation.
Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News

DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Thai News Agency

Land Officer in support of New Law governing Repurchase Agreements

BANGKOK, Oct 23 (NNT) - A land officer in Nakhon Si Thammarat province has come out in support of new legislation, saying it will protect landowners from unfair loan agreements.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Property Law seeks to help Poor Land Owners

BANGKOK, Oct 23 (NNT) - The government has separated the property sale agreement law from the civil and commercial code to protect poor land owners by preventing wealthy people from taking advantage of them.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

EEC Land Leases under Strict Rules for sake of National Interests: Government Spokesman

BANGKOK, Mar 10 (NNT) - A 99-year-old lease on land in the Eastern Economic Corridor will be provided under strict official regulations to protect national interests, said Government Spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd.
Date: 10 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government: Thailand has a Law Governing Property Leases in EEC Provinces

BANGKOK, Mar 11 (NNT) - Properties in the Eastern Economic Corridor are leased to foreign firms under the Act on the Lease of Immovable Property for Commercial and Industrial Purposes B.E. 2542, according to a government spokesperson.
Date: 11 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Seminar held to ensure understanding on New Land and Building Tax Act

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - Relevant agencies have jointly hosted a seminar on Thailand's new Land and Building Tax Act to ensure understanding of its contents before it takes effect in 2019.
Date: 13 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Songkhla Officials seize Forest from Law-Breaking Venture

SONGKHLA, Jan 21 (NNT) - Relevant agencies in the southern province of Songkhla have launched a forest reclamation operation in Saba Yoi District following reports of law-breaking capitalists encroaching on parts of a national park.
Date: 21 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA’s First Vice President receives Petition on Disclosure of Deliberation of Land and Building Tax Act

BANGKOK, Nov 17 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has been asked to disclose the details of its deliberation of the Land and Building Tax Act.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Entrepreneurs given 30 Days to move off Encroached Land

PHUKET, Nov 16 (NNT) - The Department of Special Investigations (DSI) has directed entrepreneurs who have encroached on Le Phang Beach in Phuket to remove their constructions within 30 days. The area will then be used for public purposes.
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA extends Deadline for Deliberation of Draft Amendment of Land and Buildings Tax Act

BANGKOK, 22nd September 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has resolved to deliberate the new draft Land and Building Tax Act later, due to several unresolved issues.
Date: 22 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Interior Ministry promises Action if Fraud found in Khon Kaen Land Use

KHON KAEN, 14th September 2017 (NNT) - The Minister of the Interior has asserted action will be taken if any forging of documents is discovered in the process that allowed private use of a public area in Pa Huay Mek of Khon Kaen province, with local residents stating they had filed opposition to the approval.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM grants Land Documents to farmers

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 21 August 2017 (NNT) - The Prime Minister visited Nakhon Ratchasima province to follow up on local government programs and deliver land deeds to farmers for occupational use.
Date: 21 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DSI to reclaim Land acquired illegally by Foreigners

KANCHANABURI, 17th August 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is investigating a claim that Thai and foreign nationals illegally hold two plots of land in Kanchanaburi province.
Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Chiang Rai to reclaim 5,000 Rai of protected Forest from Illegal Farming

CHIANG RAI, 21 June 2017 (NNT) - Soldiers and police officers have reclaimed more than 5,000 rai of encroached land in Huai Sak National Park of Chiang Rai province.
Date: 21 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA promises to review Land and Building Tax Bill

BANGKOK, 22nd April 2017 (NNT) – The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has promised to review the draft Land and Building Tax Act to prevent social inequality.
Date: 22 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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