Finance minister: Govt pushing nation to prosperity


BANGKOK, 30 August 2011 – Finance Minister Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala has announced that the government has four major policies to push the nation towards prosperity in the future. 

Speaking in a special lecture on Monday organized by the Thailand Management Association, the minister elaborated that the government is duty bound to facilitate business operations of the private sector and help those businesses spearhead competitions in the global market.

Mr Thirachai announced that the government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, has four main strategies to facilitate business operations.

The first one is to create political stability and enhance unity in the civil sector. The second policy is to create economic stability. The third policy is to facilitate business operations by reducing their capital costs and improve labour skills. The final one is to suppress corruption practices.

However, after delivering his special lecture, the minister refused to give an interview to the press on the impact of the reduction of oil fund collections as he told reporters that he would speak about this at the Ministry of Finance later on.