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Strategy committee members list heads to Cabinet

Aug 17. 2017
Deputy PM Wissanu.
Deputy PM Wissanu.
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By The Nation

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Thursday that the list of proposed members of the new national strategy committee would be sent to the Cabinet for endorsement by August 29.

The committee appointments follow the promulgation of the new national strategy act, which would see a super board for national strategy set up for the first time in Thai political history.

The new charter addresses for the nation’s first time a long-term national strategy of at least 20 years, alongside national reform plans. New laws governing national strategy and national reforms were then enacted and have been in effect since August 1 to steer the country towards the new goals.

The strategy board would have 30 members, chaired by the Prime Minister. At least six strategy sub-committees would be appointed to help guide the work. 

The Cabinet on Tuesday endorsed a list of members of 11 reform committees. Wissanu defended the reform plans, saying they could be adjusted and do not place limitations on how future governments run the country, as some analysts had feared.

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