PM promises more economic stimulation packages


BANGKOK– Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha promised the government would issue more measures to stimulate the national economy.

Gen Prayut made the promise in Nakhon Ratchasima province where he visited people affected by the Feb 8 shooting rampage.

“The measures will focus on the promotion of domestic tours but the important question is whether people have money to travel,” the prime minister said.

“Please be strong and patient. The government will try to work out suitable measures. Some measures may affect some groups of people.”

Gen Prayut said that there were several factors that obstructed economic stimulation measures and they included the novel coronavirus outbreak that caused travel restriction.

Regarding economic stimulation for Nakhon Ratchasima, the prime minister said that there would be sports events including running and Muay Thai competitions as well as performances in the northeastern province. Gen Prayut said that he would participate in the events when he is available.