PM presides over cabinet meeting ahead of 5-month anniversary

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BANGKOK, 21 October 2014  Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha presided over the cabinet meeting today at Government House ahead of the five-month anniversary of the army takeover tomorrow.

The army will mark its five months in power tomorrow after staging a coup on May 22 that led to the removal of former Premier Yingluck Shinawatra from office.

The Ministry of Transport is set to propose investment projects for increased transport connectivity, including the dual rail track project in 2015 during the weekly meeting.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, meanwhile, will put forward measures to solve the flagging prices of rubber as discussed with the National Rubber Policy Committee.

The Budget Bureau will also outline plans for managing the 2015 fiscal budget while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will nominate candidates for ambassadors from Hungary and Ireland to Thailand.