Thailand’s GDP Expected to Grow3.3% This Year

By / sstv / Updated: 14:37,05-August-2022

On August 2nd, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said that the country’s economy showed a strong recovery momentum in the second quarter of this year, and was expected to grow 3.3% this year and 4.2% next year thanks to recovered domestic consumption and increased foreign tourists. It’s estimated that Thailand will receive 6 million foreign tourists through out the year and 19 million next year. In addition, export growth is predicted to reach 7.9% this year and will continue to soar next year. However, the country's inflation may rise to 6.9% this year due to rising energy prices and other factors.

Cambodia's Angkor Wat Hails Increasing Population of Wild Animals

In 2013, the first pair of rare pileated gibbons were released at the jungle near Cambodia’s Angkor Wat as part of a wildlife conservation programme.With the efforts of environmental protection workers, Angkor Wat has now become home of many wild animals. In addition to gibbons, there are also silvered langurs, smooth-coated otters, leopard cats, wreathed hornbills,green peafowl and other animals living there. Angkor Wat is the largest temple complex in the world and the world’s oldest Khmer architecture. Since Angkor Wat became a world heritage site in 1992, its jungle, which covers more than 6,500 hectares, has benefited from increased protections.

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