Bangkok – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha presided over a ceremony for the presentation of The Prime Minister’s Industry Award 2019, organized by the Ministry of Industry for the 27th year and attended by executive officials of the ministry and industrial entrepreneurs.
A total of 68 awards were conferred, including one Excellent Industry Award, 46 Outstanding Industry awards and 21 Outstanding Small and Medium-sized Industry awards, plus 12 honorable awards.
The prime minister congratulated the award winning entrepreneurs on their quality, and creative industries which take care of the environment and employees, and are viewed as good examples for other workplaces. The government confirmed plans to promote small and medium-sized industries to be more competitive, use modern technology and develop businesses in accordance with international standards. The entrepreneurs should also take care of society, given accommodations provided by the government.
Many industrial structures have been adjusted while targeted industries have been promoted to the extent that they have enhanced manufacturing capacity, enabling reduced operating costs in the future. What has already been started may be strengthened with the participation of all sectors regarding quality development and the environment.
The prime minister said that entrepreneurs shouldn’t focus on low investment capital and high profits. He encouraged the private sector to donate money or useful items to flood victims, through the Prime Minister’s Office’s Permanent Secretary Office which has opened a donation center.