Human development highlighted in PM’s speech

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Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, stressed the importance of human development in his national speech on Friday night.

According to Gen Prayut, the heart of human development is education which His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradeba­yavarangkun and his father the late King, always thought was the most important factor in improving the livelihoods of Thai people.

Several education projects have been initiated on the advice of His Majesty who founded “His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s Scholarship Foundation” in 2009 when he was the crown prince of Thailand.

Chaired by His Majesty himself, the foundation offers scholarships and other assistance to children in impoverished areas, giving them equal access to quality education.

In addition, His Majesty donates money to build schools in rural provinces and awards plaques of honor to outstanding students and teachers who have set a good example for others.