The Cabinet meeting on the Thai economy will be held every week, as assigned by the Thai premier, according to Ampon Kittiampon, secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB).

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is putting an emphasis on expediting and monitoring the progress of government measures implemented to stimulate the economy.

According to Mr Ampon, the Thai premier also voiced his concern on drought problems, citing that insufficient water will affect the seasonal and off-season rice production next year. The progress on alleviating drought problems will be presented to Mr Abhisit at the meeting next week. In addition, the prime minister has also assigned the monitoring of finances, investments from the private and public sectors, the external economic crisis, tourism, government reimbursement, GDP rate and its targeted growth of 6%.

via PM assigns weekly Cabinet meeting on economy : National News Bureau of Thailand.

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