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New economics ministers must be experts who can work together, say industrialists


The incoming economics ministers must be capable of working immediately to steer the country out of its severe economic crisis, said industrialists on July 16.

Their remarks came ahead of an imminent Cabinet reshuffle following the resignation of key economic ministers on July 16.
Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries Supant Mongkolsuthree said the new ministers must be able to work closely together and have expertise in the jobs they will be responsible for.
They must also be capable of working well with the private sector, he added.
Thai National Shippers’ Council (TNSC) chairwoman Ghanyapad Tantipipatpong said that whoever takes the posts must be able to continue with policies to get the economy moving again. They should also focus on helping small and medium enterprises gain access to loans, she added.
Five members of the Cabinet economics team tendered their resignations on Thursday at Government House. Handing in their papers were Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana, Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Suvit Maesincee and Kobsak Pootrakool, deputy secretary-general to the PM for political affairs.
The ministers delivered their resignation letters in person, while also handing in Somkid’s letter.

Published : July 16, 2020

By : THE NATION