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New govt to present policies on Feb 18


February 9, 2007

New govt to present policies on Feb 18

Thailand's new coalition government will present its policy package to members of the House of Representatives or Lower House on February 18,  Deputy Prime Minister Surapong Suebwonglee said Friday.

Mr. Surapong, also finance minister, said the government which took office Thursday would use its budget expenditure, monetary and fiscal policies, and plans to boost confidence of local and foreign investors to jump start the Thai economy.

The 36-member Cabinet has appointed Somchai Wongsawat, deputy prime minister and also education minister, to chair a committee assigned to draft the government's policy, said Mr. Surapong.

Mr. Somchai will work closely with key ministers and discuss with senior officials of the National Economic and Social Development Board, Budget Bureau and related government agencies in drafting the policy which concerns with social, economic, security, environment and ways to boost democratic system in the country, he said.

Mr. Surapong said the sufficiency economy philosophy initiated by His Majesty the King remains vital part of the new government's policy.

Courtesy TNA

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