Prime Minister says 2017 expenditure budget to be drafted with stringency

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Bangkok – The Prime Minister has called for greater care to be taken in drafting the 2017 government spending budget with an emphasis on fiscal discipline and wider dispersion.

Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has handed down policy to a meeting discussing the Government Expenditure Budget for 2017 attended by high ranking government officials, state enterprise executives and the heads of state offices. Throughout the meeting, the attendants will be briefed on the approach to be used in drafting their budgets for next year, which have been decided with an aim to achieve the greatest benefit to the public and the nation.

The premier asked that all in attendance gain a clear understanding of the changing situation of the world so that they may draft their budgets with consideration to both domestic and international factors. He asserted that the central budget must be dispersed to all local offices with efficiency and address matters in a direct manner. He affirmed that this year, drafting of the budget would be done with stringency and fiscal discipline.