Thai Prime Minister focuses on farmers, small businesses strength to get through crisis

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Prime Minister, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha promoted activities to help farmers and small businesses.
Prime Minister, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha promoted activities to help farmers and small businesses.

Thai Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has promoted several activities to help farmers and individual businesses, expressing his regard for all groups of people.


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Prior to the Cabinet’s meeting on Tuesday, Prime Minister Prayut viewed an exhibition on prolonging the shelf life of local OTOP delicacies, presented by the Minister of the Interior and ministerial executives.



He then observed a promotional exhibition of a campaign by a retail company Siam Piwat, offering free retail spaces to persons affected by the COVID-19 economic fallout, including farmers and small businesses, to enable them to sell their items at special events at Siam Paragon and Iconsiam shopping malls.



The Prime Minister also helped promote a similar retail event held by Central Group, and thanked the private sector for lending a hand in helping to take care of the general public.

He said the government is concerned with COVID-19’s impact on lower-income earners, and hopes to see collective assistance given to the farming sector from manufacturing to processing, as well as the promotion of New Normal tourism that can help local communities generate income. (NNT)