2020 budget bill approved; PM thanks every party

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BANGKOK (NNT) – The House of Representatives has cast an overwhelming vote in favor of the 2020 Budget Bill following four days and three nights of debate. Prime Minister/Defense Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha thanked the MPs and reassured them the budget will be used in a transparent, cost-effective fashion.

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Gen Prayut yesterday attended the House meeting on the 2020 budget bill and thanked the MPs for approving the budget which will be instrumental in the steering of national strategies, and ensuring a stable, sustainable national economy.

The prime minister reassured the House that the budget will be followed in accordance with its objectives and in a transparent, efficient manner so as to reduce social inequality. He also welcomed suggestions from MPs that various government agencies will now take into consideration.

The MPs cast 253 votes in favor of the 3.2 trillion baht Budget Bill in its third reading, while 196 MPs abstained from voting.