'Superboard' sets up three sub-panels

Economy July 10, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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The junta's "Superboard" set up three panels yesterday to streamline regulations, boost good governance, map out strategies and solve problems faced by state agencies, State Enterprise Policy Office director Kulit Sombatsiri said.

The Superboard, chaired by junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, met for the first time yesterday since it was set up last month.

The board is comprised of permanent

secretaries of five key ministries as well as noted businessmen and technocrats such as Bank of Thailand governor Prasarn Triratvorakul, Kasikornbank’s CEO Banthoon Lamsam and Kiatnakin Bank CEO Banyong Pongpanich.

At the meeting, the board decided to set up three sub-panels, with the first panel tasked with resolving problems faced by state agencies. The second panel is responsible for drafting development plans that steer all state agencies in the same direction. The third panel is in charge of laying down foundations and overhauling the operation of state agencies so they work effectively.

The meeting also discussed whether the Superboard had the authority to make changes at state agencies in order to solve their problems. The officials believe that many of the regulations set up by state enterprises are outdated.

The discussion also focused on boosting transparency in the procurement procedures for mega projects.