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Niwatthumrong hails success in rice stockpile release

Commerce Minister Niwatthumrong Boonsongpaisan

Commerce Minister Niwatthumrong Boonsongpaisan

Caretaker Commerce Minister Niwatthumrong Boonsongpaisan Wednesday hailed his success in releasing 3 million tonnes from the government's rice stockpiles.

He is confident that by the end of this year, the ministry, which is in charge of the stockpile release, would be able to repatriate Bt180 billion to the Finance Ministry.

The outgoing minister reiterated that all rice deals were transparent and any government agency can ask for the information from government officials.

To the new minister, he said the urgent issues now are the cost of living and stabilisation of agricultural products.

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