Govt suggests reforms for Resources Committee

Breaking News October 23, 2017 11:51

By The Nation

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Natural Resources and Environment Minister General Surasak Karnjanarat has recommended the natural resources and environment reform committee to introduce, in addition, indicators for environmental reform work output and outcome, as well as executive administration to its ongoing reform planning.

The committee was set up as one of 13 panels in accordance with the junta’s charter that sets out its 20-year-reform plan for better governance of the country.

It met with Surasak’s ministry for the first time on Friday to exchange views on how they would best cooperate on the committee's reform work.

Surasak also suggested the committee embrace His Majesty the Late King's guidance over sustainable development as part of its reform plans.

Executive administration, he said, should also be set aside along with other reform elements to help drive reform efforts in future.

The committee has divided its reform work into six sub-sectors, covering land resources (land, mining, forests and wildlife), marine and coastal resources, water resources, biodiversity, environmental quality, plus natural resources and environmental management.

It is obliged to submit its plan to the government by December so that it can be implemented over the next five years.

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