• Fri, 26 Apr 2019 01:00
    Somkid deepens EEC China push
    DEPUTY Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak is leading a delegation representing the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) on a visit to China that will see the signing of two agreements that will provide a major boost to plans for the Eastern Airport City project in Rayong province.
    Economy
  • Wed, 24 Apr 2019 01:00
    FOUR EEC PROJECTS READY FOR BIDDING 
    Four projects worth Bt650 billion at the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) are going on the process of open bidding, deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak said after a meeting of the EEC board yesterday.
    Economy
  • Fri, 05 Apr 2019 01:00
    Services can make up for trade slump, Somkid says
    THAILAND must focus on strengthening its services sector to reap the full benefits of the tourist industry amid weakening global trade, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak. 
    Economy
  • Wed, 03 Apr 2019 01:00
    Decision near on duty-free auction
    A DECISION will be made in two weeks on whether the auction of the Airports of Thailand (AOT)’s duty-free concession will come under the Private-Public Partnership (PPP) Act, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said.
    Corporate
  • Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:00
    ESSO SEEKS SITE FOR  PROJECT AT EEC 
    Esso (Thailand) has proposed to the government a Bt300-billion project to develop oil refineries and a cracker plant for pertochemical products at the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), said deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak after a meeting yesterday with Jeramy Robert Osterstock, the company's chairman and managing director. 
    Corporate
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:00
    PM touts village fund
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday chaired the opening of the “National Fund for People ... Reduce Poverty and Inequality” forum, along with Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak, PM’s Office Minister Suwapan Tanyuwattana and Director of the National Village and Urban Community Fund Office Natee Klibthong.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 01:00
    Somkid pushes Laem Chabang Port 3rd phase
    DEPUTY Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has urged Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) to speed up the third phase of the Laem Chabang Port project, bids for which will open on March 29.
    Economy
  • Wed, 13 Mar 2019 01:00
    MORTGAGES FOR POOR SCHEME GETS BUDGET BOOST
    Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has ordered Government Housing Bank to launch a second phase of mortgage loans for lower-income people after the first phase succeeded in getting more applications than expected. 
    Real Estate
  • Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:00
    Adding value is key to moving Thailand to next 
    ADDING value to Thai products by increasing the connectivity between the agriculture, manufacturing and tourism industries is key to achieving economic growth in 2019 and beyond, said deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak during a meeting yesterday with the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC).
    Economy
  • Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:00
    Somkid hastens mega-projects
    DEPUTY PRIME Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has urged the Transport Ministry to speed up disbursement of its infrastructure investment as planned, while bids will open for six projects in February-March with contracts signed by the middle of the year.
    Economy
  • Tue, 05 Feb 2019 01:00
    Ministry seeks help to deliver a unicorn
    THE INDUSTRY Ministry is joining forces with private and public units as well as banks to promote Thai startups.
    Economy
  • Fri, 01 Feb 2019 01:00
    Somkid reassures investors of continuity on policies despite major events
    IT WILL be business as usual for entrepreneurs and investors in Thailand despite the staging of what the government is calling three transition periods this year, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, who is promising continuity in government policies.
    Economy
  • Thu, 31 Jan 2019 01:00
    Pro-junta Phalang Pracharat Party proposes Prayut for next premier
    PHALANG Pracharat Party has resolved to have Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha lead its list of PM candidates, followed by former industry minister Uttama Savanayana and Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 08 Jan 2019 01:00
    Poll uncertainty, trade war hurting exports, investment: Somkid
    THAILAND’S economic outlook for 2019 is “uncertain and gloomy” due to the upcoming general election and the US-China trade war, deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak warned yesterday.
    business
  • Wed, 05 Dec 2018 01:00
    Somkid underlines 3 areas of reform for Thailand to keep pace with neighbours
    Thailand will need to radically reform its economic structure if it wants to keep up with its fast-growing Asean neighbours, says Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak. 
    Economy
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